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JPCL July 2013

JPCL July 2013

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Waterborne Acrylics for Maintenance and Protective Coatings: Moving Beyond Light Duty

by Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

This article is the fifth installment in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coatings. The author discusses waterborne acrylics, describing their basic chemistry, the role of the latex film formation process in their performance, types of waterborne acrylic polymers and coatings, typical applications, and recent developments in enhancing their performance in maintenance applications.

Understanding Vinyl Ester and Epoxy Tank Lining Properties for Power Plants: Tips for Owners

by Jeff Stewart, ITW Polymers Coatings North America

This article gives an overview of the key features needed for vinyl ester and epoxy tank linings, particularly at elevated temperatures, in power plants.

Thinking Outside the Box: Tips from a Painting Contractor on Working Safely in Confined Spaces

by Kyle Hough and Duane Hough, Champion Painting Specialty Services Corp.

This article gives contractors insights on developing a plan to create a safe work environment in permit-required confined spaces, with a focus on hazardous atmospheres. Using a ground storage tank and a greywater tank on a cruise ship as examples, the article give tips for conducting job hazard analysis, using engineering controls, and developing rescue plans, as well as lending insight to training, documentation, lighting, planning, and troubleshooting.


Top of the News

The Buzz

by Anita Socci, JPCL

Problem Solving Forum

When an IOZ fails the MEK test

What action should be taken if an inorganic zinc (IOZ) fails the MEK test?

SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist

Q&A with Pat Sweeney

by Charles Lange, JPCL

Applicator Training Bulletin

Why good housekeeping is important


Project Preview


Leadership 101 or 201, You Decide

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC



Atlantic Design, Inc.

See our website for features of our best seller, the ADI 3500CFM 4-Pot Blast Vacuum Recycler. A smaller package with all the ADI power you need. 866.Call.ADI

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator EH&S Services

• Ambient & Worker Exposure Air Monitoring
• Safety & Health Program Development
• Lead Paint Assessments
& Specifications
• Health Hazard & Jobsite Safety Assessments
Call 1-800-245-6379

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

Larson Electronics
Larson Electronics Explosion Proof Tank Lighting

Larson Electronics is a premium supplier and manufacturer of portable explosion proof lighting systems for tank cleaning and servicing lighting.

Fischer Technology Inc.
Measure TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel

The PHASCOPE® PMP10 from FISCHER precisely measures thermally sprayed aluminum (TSA) on stainless steel.

CS Unitec
Peening Preparation Tools

CS Unitec’s hand-held scarifiers are an ideal alternative to small-area shot blasting for cleaning and preparing concrete & metal surfaces.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

The one way to control
a tank: DRYCO

Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
Heaters, A/C, Power, More…
Call: 866-379-2600

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

When substrates cannot be damaged ARMEX is the only choice for blast media. ARMEX is a USDA approved A-1 cleaner available in eleven formulations.

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