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Articles (36)

Fluoropolymers for High- Performance Applications

by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas

This article covers the basics of fluoropolymer coating systems, including a descript...

From alkyds to polysiloxanes: A review of bridge coatings

by Chris McMillan, International Paint, LLC

New Waterborne Fluoropolymer Resins for Ultra-Weatherable Coatings

by Winn Darden and Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas; and Naoko Sumi, Isao Kimura, Masakazu Ataku, and Takashige Maekawa, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.

this article describes solvent-borne and waterborne FEVE resins as well as the potent...

Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry

by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

As an industrial painting contractor, like contractors in other trades, I've seen and...

Recent product releases

Rescuing an iconic symbol of the WWII home front

by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Restoration team muster its expertise, energy to rehabiliate and adapt significant ex...

Spanning 25 Years of Development in Heavy-Duty Coatings

by Michael Donkin, International Paint Ltd.

Massive changes have occurred in coating formulation for the heavy-duty market in the...

Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...

A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Development of new water-borne technologies said to hold potential for significantly ...

The many shades of green

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...

Getting more mileage from the metal roof

by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...

The prospects for powder

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...

New weapons in the graffiti wars

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Effectiveness, economics loom large in the search for strategies that will pass muste...

Proving their mettle

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic s...

Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

by JAC Staff

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Other

Powerful medicine

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bol...

Taking cool to the next level

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology

Heat-deflecting technologies aren't relegated to the roof, as coatings makers, users ...

Hanley-Wood acquires TFM Show

Event to run concurrent with CONSTRUCT beginning in 2009.

New frontiers for fluoropolymers

by Liza Capino, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article examines the development and film-performance characteristics of ambient...

A realm of seemingly infinite dimensions

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

To accompany this issue’s Buying and Specifying Guide, we present this review of the ...

Curtain Walls - Exterior metals: A premium on performance

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Building design and construction underwent a fundamental shift in the first half of t...

Cool-roof technologies - One cool concept: A roof-system calculator

by Andre O. Desjarlais, Thomas W. Pterie, and William A. Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center

A web-based program quantifies and compares the effects of various surface types on e...

Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction shoul...

New life, new look for once-glamorous stars

by Roger C. Mabe, PPG Industries, Inc.

After more than 20 years, the exterior metal of the high-rise office building on the ...

The fluoropolymer file: Style with staying power

by Winn Darden, AGC Chemcials

New developments in resin technologies have expanded the horizons for these high-perf...

Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

Up on the roof, it’s green to be cool. Reflectivity, emissivity, and lighter colors a...

Going with the fluoro

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Coatings based on fluoropolymer resins have compiled an impressive track record of du...

Inside story: Factory-applied coatings boast solid credentials for outdoor service with proper devotion to application details

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Factory-applied coatings can play an important role in commercial building applicatio...

Razzle-dazzle, Broadening the spectrum of color and effect

One look at the exterior of the new ice cream eatery in Memphis, TN, conveys one unmi...

Insurance policies for painted panels

by Joseph Berchenko

Coil-coated steel makes up the lion’s share of the market for metal panels. This arti...

Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this S...

Durabilty: The art of graffiti prevention

by Allen Zielnik

How advanced materials testing determines coating performance and durability

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

by Joe Maty

The aluminum curtain walls of three office buildings were successfully refurbished wi...

The right calls on coatings

by John Williams

The author describes how to select coating systems for various exposure environments ...

All that glitter is SILVER (Aluminum Metallic, Actually)

by Joe Maty

The ambitious makeover of Seattle’s McCaw Hall has won rave reviews; the supporting c...


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NLB Corporation
Water jet surface prep, high or low

See how quickly HydroPrep® tools do surface prep, with no containment needed. Choose automated Crawler for overhead, Vortex™ for floors, or handheld VertaJet™.

Fischer Technology Inc.
Measure TSA Coatings on Stainless Steel

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

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.

SAFE Systems, Inc.
Enduroguard -
The Tough Cable
for a Tough Industry.

Reduce maintenance costs and down time, increase job site safety with Enduroguard Cable. Available exclusively from SAFE Systems. UL listed, flexible, abrasion resistant and cut resistant.


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New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

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

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