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On Defects in Epoxy Midcoats Applied Over Zinc-Rich Primers

What causes bubbling or cratering of an epoxy intermediate coat when applied over an ...


IOZ : OZ

What are the significant performance differences between an inorganic zinc primer (e...


Developments in Zinc Primers for Corrosion Protection

by Pascal Verbiest, dr.sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

The author reviews the different types of zinc powders and how they are made, types a...


Inorganic vs. Organic Zinc Primers for Offshore Platforms

by Massimo Cornago, Consultant

The author describes the approach of one oil company in the selection of different co...


Time Is Money: Improving Shop & Field Painting Throughput by Reducing Finish Coat Handling Time

by Benjamin Fultz, Bechtel Corporation; William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.; and Kurt Best, Bayer MaterialScience

This article reports on a study that compared the handling of three generic types of ...


On measuring WFT to predict DFT


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...


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 2: Results of the Site Tests

by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 2 of a three-part series, the authors report on testing the coating performan...


A Methodology to Evaluate the Relative Performance of Various Coating Systems

by Shuang-Ling Chong, Federal Highway Administration (retired 2007), and Yuan Yao, SES Group & Associates

This article discusses the various accelerated laboratory test methods that have been...


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 ...


Zinc-rich coatings: A primer on galvanic protection with paint

by Kenneth B. Tator, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

Zinc-rich coatings, often called zinc-rich primers, are a unique class of crosslinked...


Polysiloxanes: A new chapter in the saga of silicon science

by Nicholas Wood, Degussa-Tego Coating & Ink Additives

The resin chemistry known as polysiloxanes has created coatings that offer an enviabl...


Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

by Joe Maty

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


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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