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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.”


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Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

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Atlantic Design, Inc.

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Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

International Paint LLC
Light Duty Protective Coatings

Check out our expanded line of alkyd, acrylic and waterborne epoxy coatings.

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Inspection Kits

PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gage easily converts to a surface profile gage, dew point meter or ultrasonic wall thickness gage with a simple probe change.

Abrasives Inc.
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Clemco Industries Corp.
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