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Articles (61)

MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition o...

On Selecting Coatings for New Concrete

Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?

Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...

Nontoxic Barnacle Antifouling

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

Producing surfaces with high resistance to marine fouling and a high level of barnacl...

On Coating Systems for Exterior Above-Ground Storage Tanks

Protecting Offshore Wind Farm Towers

by Hugues Dedeurwaerder, Coatings Research Institute

To ensure durability and corrosion protection in aggressive climates, the author disc...

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Webinar on specifying and selecting coatings available

On defining “equivalent” in a specification

FEVE Technology for Higher Performance Coating Systems on Bridges

by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

This article describes fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin technology for bridge ...

Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

by Fred Goodwin & Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

This article explains apples-to-apples performance testing of different grout types i...

Oops, Wrong Paint!

by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...

Coating Maintenance Challenges at the Bureau of Reclamation

by Pamela Simmons, Editor in Chief, JPCL

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was established in 1902 and today is the largest whole...

Alternate Materials Supplement Coating Protection in Wastewater Facility

by Harold Hower, JPCL

Gerry Piscopo, Director of Maintenance and Construction for the Emerald Coast Utilit...

On coating a steel roof exposed to harsh conditions

What type of coating system (and surface prep) should be used to protect a steel fact...

Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article is focused primarily on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, poly...

Understanding the Basics of Chemical-Resistant Polyesters and Vinyl Esters

by Gary Hall, Consultant

This article, the eighth in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coating types, describes th...

2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...

Laboratory Investigations into the Edge Corrosion Protection Capacity of Organic Coatings

by Sascha Buchbach, Dr. Peter Plagemann, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research; and Dr. Andreas W. Momber, Muehlhan AG

This article begins with a summary of the first part of a research study on how edge ...

Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...

2011 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

by the JPCL Staff

The 2011 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 5,200 recommendations for ...

When specifications and product data sheets conflict

Overcoating the Caruthersville Bridge: Met the Challenges from System Selection to Application and Protection

by Ernst Toussaint, EIT; Ross Sherwood, EIT, Tennessee Department of Transportation; and Scott Stotlemeyer, PE, Missouri Department of Transportation

The authors discuss the unique requirements of the calcium sulfonate system used on t...

Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Making History

by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...

2009 Annual Directory of Architectural Coatings Consultants

From technical functions to design services, from project management to spec writing,...

Coating System Guide for Bridges

by JPCL Staff

The 2009 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 10,000 recommendations fo...

Coating System Guide for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Coating System Guide for Food and Pharmaceutical Plants

Coating System Guide for Offshore Platforms

Coating System Guide for Power Plants

Coating System Guide for Pulp and Paper Mills

Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

Coating System Guide for the Marine Industry

Coating System Guide for the Railcar Industry

Coating System Guide for Transmission Pipeline

Coating System Guide for Wastewater Plants Municipal

Coating System Guide for Water Works

Coating System Guide for Waterfront Lock and Dam Industry

Coatings System Buying Guide - Company Profiles

Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

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

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...

Gray? No way!

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...

A Comparison of Ultra-Long-Life Coating Systems for Water Storage Tanks

by Michael L. Doolittle, Tank Industry Consultants

In this article, the author gives an overview of long-life coating systems for water ...

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...

Making it clear on water repellents (Part 1)

by David W. Boyer, PROSOCO Inc.

This two-part examination of clear water repellents for above-grade concrete and maso...

Solutions that stick

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effe...

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 ...

JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...

Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...

The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or build...

Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

Which barrier--permeable or impermeable--is right for a given building? And how shoul...

The finish line: Picking a winning chemistry for architectural aluminum

by Tony Pupp, Linetec

The two types of factory-applied finishes for exterior architectural aluminum--anodiz...

The inside story: Coatings for specialized indoor environments present unique set of issues

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

When selecting a coating system for a project, it is critical to fully consider the s...

Green Coatings Company Profiles

Company Profile List

Green Coatings Directory

Manufacturers of architectural coatings were invited to complete a“Green Coatings Pro...

Sealers and coatings for masonry and concrete: The essentials

by Deborah Slaton, James D. Connolly, and Leonard L. Phelps

This article examines reasons for sealing or coating (or not coating) exterior masonr...

The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

by Jayson Helsel

Sealing or coating concrete and masonry surfaces can significantly extend their usefu...

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...

Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...

The cold, hard truth on coatings for concrete: Chemistry can be crucial to success or failure

by Jayson Helsel

Concrete is seeing increasing use as a building material in construction. Successfull...

The Spec- Blueprint for success

by Jayson Helsel

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

Coating selection, surface preparation hold key to successful painting of galvanized steel

by Jayson Helsel

Successfully painting galvanized steel can present a challenge. First, one must diffe...


Blastman Robotics Ltd.
Robotic Blast Cleaning

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

The latest in Protective Coatings Technology

Examines every generic
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Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI)
Polyurea & Polyurethane Spray Foam Training

SPI is committed to industry leading technical training for polyurea & polyurethane spray foam professionals. Attendees receive hands-on, in-depth training for using and troubleshooting plural-component equipment, spray guns, machine hoses & parts.

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

Advanced Recycling Systems

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!

Axxiom Manufacturing
Schmidt Improves
Portable Blasters

Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
Call 1-800-231-2085

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector Surface Profile

Two solutions for measuring peak-to-valley surface profile height with or without replica tape.

Novatek Corporation
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal

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

Atlantic Design, Inc.

to see what we did to this dust collector! ADI can increase the efficiency and life of your equipment! Any brand, for less than new! 866.Call.ADI

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.

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