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Articles (41)

Biosourced and Renewable Raw Materials

by C. Lefevre, M. Wenkin, M.H. Delvaux, Coatings Research Institute (CoRI)

In the paint market today, the use of bio-based products creates new challenges for p...

International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

Sustainability in Coatings: A Review of Recent Reports

by Brian Goldie

The author summarizes several presentations related to future raw material supplies f...

Concrete Maintenance - Maintain to Sustain

by Fred Goodwin, BASF Corp., Construction Chemicals

In this inaugural article of JPCL's 2012 Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors series, ...


A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

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

High-performance schools move to the classroom forefront

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Campaigns to enhance health, safety, and energy efficiency sharpen the focus on indoo...

JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...

An adios, an invite, and an omission noted

Play ball! Wrigley marquee, scoreboard redecorated as 2009 season gets rolling

Prescribing green measures in the practice of health care

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

LEED, Green Guide programs recommend detailed regimens of sustainable design, materi...

Product Pipeline

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...

Trees ravaged by wood-boring beetle find use in Ann Arbor, MI, library

Wood-finishing materials supplied by Sikkens, Synteko

Connecting via Color

by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design

The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a si...

Memo to Washington: Forget the Bonus; can we help?

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

by Michael Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.

The design and specification of the rooftop oasis called the green, garden, or vegeta...

CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

by JAC Staff

The air-barrier express hits a curve, but rolls on

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Due to an error in production, the Editor's Word column on page 2 of the August-Septe...

A reality check, in Vegas?

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

And now, a sampling of the many shades of Green

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Green and Golden

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the dive...

Green Building 101: The paint and coatings track

by Paul Nutcher, Green Apple Group LLC

This review of green building and its implications for paint and coatings examines th...

Playing a hot hand

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Coatings suppliers, users, and relevant industry trade groups seek to improve the pub...

Another vote for longevity as a pillar of sustainability

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

One would have to conclude, after attending the recent AIA show and convention in San...

CSI’s GreenFormat: A framework for erecting a sustainability structure

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Life-cycle analysis, or LCA, may ultimately prove to be the most complete measure of ...

Finding the way to LCA

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the rapidly expanding universe of green and sustainable design and construction, l...

Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

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

Pausing for reflection: Company’s shrine to sustainability serves as rooftop ‘laboratory’

ERSystems, a Rockford, MN-based maker of roof coatings, and its sister company, Prair...

Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The Capitol East End Complex, Block 225 in Sacramento cast a different light on green...

The environment is right to sustain a debate on the entire ‘green’ spectrum

by Joseph G. Maty, Editor, JAC

It appears that more and more of the discussion about “green” and “sustainable” desig...

Green Building Council issues updated LEED for new construction

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the launch of LEED® (Leade...

AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

In response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the need for massive rebuilding, th...

A different slant on sustainability

by Joe Maty

Talk about contrasts. The setting was Las Vegas, bastion of hedonism, materialism, an...

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...

Ecomania: Special Report on Green Coatings

by Joe Maty

Methods of certifying coatings as “green” are described and critiqued by architects, ...

New research suggests continued progress in development of ‘sustainable’ raw materials

Research shows promise for sustainable polymer materials

Development project seeks to employ ‘biomass-derived’ materials in coatings

Armed with a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Rohm and Haas Co...


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DeFelsko Corporation
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Electronically controlled hydraulic pump applies smooth and continuous pull-off pressure at user selectable rates. No twisting, pumping or cranking.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

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SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

RPB Respiratory

With RPB Safety’s new Nova 3 Cassette Lens System which has been specifically designed to save you time and money! See the benefits for yourself now!

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Carboline Company
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We are a global leader in coatings, linings, and fireproofing. We have the right people, right products, and right locations.

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LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, offering a low-maintenance solution that retains color and gloss and can be field-applied.

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Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
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