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Standardizing Fire Protection Coatings

by Bill Allen

Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...

2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

by JPCL Staff

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

Paint & Coatings—Where Are We Now?

by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL

Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology

Top of the News

New Products

Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear

2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

The 2009 JAC Director of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors offers informa...

Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

Fire drill: The basics on coatings that protect

by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator Inc.

Attention to specification and application details make all the difference with use o...

Expansion mechanism

by W. Casey West, StanChem Inc. and Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost effectiveness broadens the horizons ...

New Directions in Specialty Coatings: A Sampling of Trends and Products

by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL

Product Pipeline

by JAC Staff

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Fire-resistive coatings

No Shortage of Energy for Protecting New LNG Terminals

by Lori Huffman, JPCL

The author describes coating work on two recently constructed large liquefied natural...

Fire protection, fast

by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The factory-application process for intumescent coatings can contribute to an acceler...

Intumescent paints: High-tech defense mechanism

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Key factors in the selection and use of fire-protective coatings for structural steel...

Fire protection: A headline story for NY Times building

by Max Tritremmel, International Paint LLC

The New York Times building stands as one of the newest and most spectacular addition...

Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.

Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering,...

From Russia, with style

Several types of passive fire protection technologies are used on structural steel in...

Building a better firewall

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

The Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy has helped spark demand--and supply--of advanced fire-res...

Taking the heat in style

by Donald F. Falconer, P. Eng., Carboline Co., Fireproofing Division

Who says fire-resistant materials can’t look good? Intumescents have changed all that...

Insights on intumescents

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Unique technology can deliver fire-protective functionality—and look good doing so. n...

Intumescents: Origin and evolution

by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protec...

Institute announces industry-government plan to develop projects, strategies for leftover paint

The Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, MA) recently announced an industry-governm...

Research project reported to signal significant stride for water-borne, intumescent-coatings technology

Development efforts being pursued by Eliokem, a supplier of resins for coatings, are ...

The art and science of intumescents

by Dan Heemstra

Thin-film intumescent coatings are seeing increasing use as a tool that offers fire-p...

Less Pricey Protection

by Jeff Schmucker

Surprise: More steel, less intumescent coating might save money in specifying fire-re...


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