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Coating Oversight Breeds $2.6M Verdict

The lack of a nonskid sidewalk coating at a church in Florida has led to two falls, one disabled knee, and one seven-figure judgment.


Dampney Unveils High-Heat Epoxy

A high-performance coating for insulated and uninsulated steel and concrete surfaces is the newest offering from Dampney Company Inc.


Concrete Sealers Tout Water Resistance

Three new concrete sealers boast a proprietary chemical reactive formula that gives them improved resistance to de-icing road salts, rain, sleet and snow, according to manufacturer Surfkoat....


Densifier Fills, Hardens in 1 Step

In2Crete has updated its Ecoguard pore filler, offering a green approach to filling and hardening surface depressions and hairline cracks in one step.


Curing Compound Boasts Early Start

BASF has introduced an evaporation retardant and finishing aid for concrete that can help prevent shrinkage cracks as industrial flooring concrete dries.


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Concrete Sealer Protects Exteriors

A new water-based, penetrating sealing compound is designed to limit the intrusion of moisture and chlorides into exterior concrete surfaces.


New Floor Epoxy Made to Stop Static

Warehouses, production floors, shipping and receiving areas, high-traffic aisles and other industrial and open-air environments that demand static protection have a new floor coating option ...


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...


New Coating Helps Concrete Self-Heal

The world’s first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete is the promise of new research and development by a team of Korean scientists.


New Waterproofer Goes Indoor, Outdoor

W.R. Meadows' newest waterproofing compound is a one-component product designed for interior, exterior, horizontal and vertical applications.


Floor Epoxy Tackles Concrete Moisture

StondriMVT, new from Stonhard, is a high-solids epoxy system formulated to suppress excess moisture in concrete before an overlayment.


Scholarship, Service Take SSPC Awards

SAN ANTONIO—A scholarly yet sassy examination of the "nether world" of Corrosion Under Insulation took the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award on the opening day of SSPC 2013.


Flowcrete Unveils Parking Deck Coatings

Floor systems maker Flowcrete Group Ltd. has announced an improved version of its Deckshield ED coating for parking garages, as well as a new quick-curing formulation of the product.


'Bio-Concrete' Heals after Damage

Concrete infused with live bacteria that can knit their own repairs into the material is advancing in development under scientists in the Netherlands.


Polyurea Tested Against Tsunami Force

Waterproofed tanks left standing after Japan’s catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inspired Japanese researchers to develop a new coating that may protect other concrete structures...


Sealer Protects Floors from Pounding

High-traffic industrial and commercial concrete and masonry floors have a new water-based, nano-acrylic/urethane sealing topcoat option from NewLook International.


Bids Sought for Hangar Floor Painting

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Station San Diego is seeking bids to refurbish the “shabby and unsightly” floor at its Hangar 2 facility.


Gilt-y Pleasure: New Tints for Concrete

Seal-Krete has unveiled the look of copper, silver, bronze, nickel and other shimmery tints for commercial and retail concrete floors.


Free Webinar Targets Concrete Moisture

Accurately determining the moisture content of cementitious substrates—a critical factor in coatings failure—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.


Concrete Coating Dissolves Pollutants

Bridges, buildings and other concrete structures may soon be taking a large bite out of the air pollutants around them with a new photocatalytic coating being developed by researchers in Spa...


BASF Touts Moisture-Mitigating Epoxy

BASF has introduced MasterTop VB 240 FS, a moisture mitigation coating for use with resinous flooring systems.


Sika Acquires Coating Maker Duochem

Global structural materials conglomerate Sika AG has acquired Duochem Inc., a Canadian supplier of waterproofing coatings and membranes used to protect parking decks and other concrete struc...


Stressed Concrete Gets 1-Coat Option

Australian coatings maker Nanokote has introduced ProGuard, a one-coat protective coating designed for use on highly stressed concrete surfaces.


$400K CA Bridge Maintenance Work Let

An Arizona-based concrete contractor has been awarded a $397,397 contract for cleaning and sealing California’s San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, over San Diego Bay.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


ACA Issues Call for Papers on Coating Concrete

The American Coatings Association (ACA) has issued a call for papers for its 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV.


Bids Sought for John Wayne Airport

Owners of the John Wayne Airport, in Orange County, CA, will accept bids June 7 for cleaning and coating of the airport’s Ground Transportation Center.


Rhino Acquires Concrete Solutions

Protective coatings supplier Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Concrete Solutions Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of concrete coatings products and systems.


Coating Designed for Stressed Concrete

Nanokote has introduced ProGuard, a new technology coating material developed for application on highly stressed concrete surfaces.


Coating Made to ‘Plug’ Concrete Pores

CEM-KOTE CW PLUS, new from W.R. Meadows, is a one-component (add water only), Portland-cement-based coating (slurry) containing silica-based materials.


Floor Systems Make Industrial Grade

Seal-Krete, supplier of concrete and masonry coatings and weatherproofing protection, has launched a new line of High Performance Flooring Systems for industrial, commercial and other applic...


Concrete Coating Touts H2S Resistance

W.R. Meadows and Gemite Products have introduced Cem-Kote Flex CR for waterproofing, repair and protection of sewers, manholes, lift stations, digesters and other concrete structures exposed...


ASTM Debuts Concrete Profile Standard

ASTM’s Industrial Protective Coatings subcommittee has developed a new standard for replicating and measuring concrete surface profiles—one of the most important characteristics of a coating...


FL Plant Coating Project Let Amid Flap

A Florida contractor has been awarded a $137,000 contract for concrete coating and metal painting work at a municipal wastewater plant after the low bidder erred and a higher bidder lodged a...


Bayou Co. Gets Gulf Pipeline Contract

The Bayou Companies LLC has received a contract to provide coatings, welding and support for more than 180 miles of 18-inch steel pipe for use on new hydrogen pipeline in the Gulf Coast.


Concrete Floor Coatings Pledge ‘Instant’ Cure

UV-curable materials manufacturer DSM has expanded its UVolve Instant Floor Coatings Line to offer a variety of coating and finish types for application under a wide range of conditions.


Dur-A-Flex Launches Moisture Mitigation Primer

Dur-A-Flex has added Dur-A-Glaze MVP (Moisture Vapor Protection) moisture mitigation primer to its line of resinous flooring products.


Coated Paving Slabs ‘Clean’ Air

The German city of Fulda has a new weapon in the perpetual fight against Germany’s notoriously unhealthy air: specially coated paving slabs.


Dayton Superior Buys Unitex, Closes UBS Deal

Dayton Superior Corp. has acquired the assets of Unitex Chemicals, manufacturer of products for industrial concrete construction and repair, and completed its acquisition of bankrupt Univers...


3-Part System Made for Concrete Infrastructure

Kryton International Inc. has developed a new three-step restoration and protection system for above-grade concrete structures.


ACI Issues Polymer-Overlay Specification

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) issued a new specification for methyl methacrylate slurry (MMS) polymer overlays for parking-garage and bridge decks.


SSPC/JPCL Webinars to Focus on Prepping Concrete

Two free SSPC/JPCL Education Series Webinars—one on acid etching and one on moisture remediation—will deal with preparing concrete for coatings.


Gemite Launches Waterproofing Line in U.S.

Construction chemicals supplier Gemite Products Inc. has introduced its waterproofing coatings line to North America, through a distribution agreement with W.R. Meadows Inc.


PennDOT Awards Bridge Painting Project

Spartan Contracting of Campbell, OH, was awarded a contract of $7,090,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to clean and recoat a total of 749,000 square feet of structural st...


BASF Launches Crack-Resistant Concrete-Repair Line

The Building Systems business of BASF’s Construction Chemicals Division announced the launch of ZERO-C Concrete Repair Technology, described as a line of cementitious repair mortars that exh...


ICRI Launches Moisture-Test Certification Program

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the launch of the association’s first complete certification program—the Slab Moisture Testing Technician Certification, Grade I—...


Concrete Products Earn NSF Registration

L&M Construction Chemicals reported that several concrete-polishing and treatment products have earned NSF International health and safety approval and registration.


Nawkaw Announces Territory Appointment

Nawkaw Corp. announced that Operations Manager Mike Honeyman will assume responsibility for customer-service and project-management functions in the company’s Southwest territory of Texas, L...


Michelman Offers Antigraffiti Coating Additive

Michelman Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) says its wax emulsion Michem Emulsion 47950 is a sacrificial, antigraffiti coating additive that also provides water repellency and anti-blocking characteri...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Resin for High-Performance Masonry Coatings

Eliokem (Akron, Ohio) introduced Hyro Pliolite® 040, a water-based acrylic copolymer emulsion formulated for use in high-performance masonry coatings.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Resinous Flooring System

Stonhard has expanded its Stonres NVL floor system product line with the introduction of Stonres NVL, described as a seamless, resilient, urethane-based system with a sparse flake design.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Dyes, Tints for Polished Concrete

Deco-Pour introduced a line of water-based dyes for polished concrete and the Deco-Pour Tint Pack for adjusting standard dye colors to work with concrete slab color variations.


 
 
   

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