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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



Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves Conversion Kits

Schmidt's conversion kits turn out-of-date blast pots into high quality, efficient blasters. Quick, easy to install with step by step instructions.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile
up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings |
ATEX approved for zone 1
| | 832-623-7970

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Surface Profile

Two solutions for measuring peak-to-valley surface profile height with or without replica tape.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox® - One Step Lead Abatement

Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
Let your painters paint!

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

Hempel (USA) Inc.
Trusted worldwide for advanced protective coatings

Trusted worldwide
for advanced
protective, coatings
–Full range of 
  advanced coatings
–Optimised application
–Fast, reliable service  worldwide. Contact us at

Humidity & Temperature Control Equipment

Rental Desiccant Dehumidifiers, ArcticDRY Units, Air Conditioners, Heaters and Generators to help control the climate on your next industrial painting project. Nationwide locations, 24/7 service: (866) 379-2600”

Atlantic Design, Inc.

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI

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