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Karen Kapsanis

Editorial License by Karen Kapsanis

Karen Kapsanis was the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings when these blogs were written. Post-JPCL, Karen remains an inexplicably lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers and a surprisingly speedy sprinter.

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Closing Thoughts

Years ago, when I joined JPCL as the editorial assistant, I told myself that I would stay in publishing for two years and then go back to graduate school.

Posted Friday, December 20, 2013 | 9 Comments

Up a Tree ... without a Password

Sometimes, I think living in the Information Age is like trying to get into some kid’s treehouse. That’s because to get into a treehouse (and into just about everything online or otherwise digital), you generally need to give the right password.

Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Merger Mania, and Why It Matters

Over the past 30 years in the coatings industry, mergers and acquisitions have affected every kind of coatings-related business—from coatings companies and equipment manufacturers to contractors, raw materials suppliers, and consultancies

Posted Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dangers of the Daily Juggling Act

I have been trying to write this little essay for weeks, but I keep getting interrupted—by emails beeping, phones ringing, texts boinging, multiple projects (often with the same deadline) closing in, unexpected problems or requests that seem simple to resolve but end up consuming hours.

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Clean and Green? Maybe...

I wouldn’t call it a scam or a lie or even an intention to mislead. “It” is the language that appears on many utility bills I receive.

Posted Monday, December 31, 2012 | 4 Comments

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.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.

Fischer Technology Inc.
DUALSCOPE®FMP100 with DataCenter IP

Transfer customized inspection plans from PC to FMP100 using step-by-step guidance with prompts and pictures throughout the measurement procedure

International Paint/AkzoNobel
Interplan Mobile

Effective maintenance planning and corrosion control all starts with an effective asset survey.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Custom blast rooms
by SAFE Systems

Don't waste time and money "making do" with a "standard" design. Let us work with you to design and build the
system that best fits
your requirements.
Call 1-800-634-7278

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead

Ethox Chemicals LLC
Ethoflex® ER instantly upgrades your epoxy!

The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.

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