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JAC April 2005

JAC April 2005

In This Issue...

Ecomania: Special Report on Green Coatings

by Joe Maty

Methods of certifying coatings as “green” are described and critiqued by architects, certifying organizations, and coatings industry experts. Coating company initiatives in creating environmentally friendly coating products are reviewed, and a directory li

The right calls on coatings

by John Williams

The author describes how to select coating systems for various exposure environments in sports facilities and reviews the elements of good practice in surface preparation, paint application, and maintenance repainting of stadiums and ball parks.



Air Barriers: Great expectations

by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for this major project in Cambridge, MA.

Directories/Buying Guides

Directory of Green Coatings

Manufacturers known to supply architectural coatings were invited to complete a “Green Coatings Product Survey,” listing and describing the products which they market as “green” or environmentally friendly.

Editor's Word

Dreams of 'green' peace and other Utopian notions

by Joe Maty

Collaborative effort required to fix certification system for green coatings

Passing the Test

Durability: UV resistance - Just the tip of the iceberg for testing of coatings durability

by Allen Zielnik

How to measure sunlight resistance and evaluate UV test data


Eye to the future

Polysiloxane technology enlisted to give millennium landmark a long-term lease on London skyline

Mega-makeover delivers...More than a pretty facade

by Joe Maty

The aluminum curtain walls of three office buildings were successfully refurbished with an air-dry fluoropolymer producing appearance properties equivalent to the initial factory finish.

The Concept Stage

New research suggests continued progress in development of ‘sustainable’ raw materials

Research shows promise for sustainable polymer materials

Getting It Right

The Spec- Blueprint for success

by Jayson Helsel

Tips on specification writing for coating materials, surface preparation and paint application


USGBC issues draft of new LEED system for new construction

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently issued a “first public-comment draft” of a proposed new green-building rating system for new construction and major renovations, or LEEDNC.”


It pays to be a know-it-all!

This compilation of articles offers a wealth of information about concrete and corrosion. Ideal for anyone working with concrete. Keep handy for easy reference!

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.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Steel Fabrication

• Shipyards
• Plate Fabrication
• Structural Steel
• Maintenance

DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.

NACE International, The Corrosion Society
Toss Out Your Paper-Based Training!

Discover a new, interactive way of learning with the first module, Safety Codes, Practices, and Standards, of NACE’s Industrial Coating Application eCourse.

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.

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

Replace manual blasting with new Blastman robot models. Contact us to boost your production and save costs!

N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.

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