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Articles (39)

Can pre-project testing lead to post-application performance?

by Valerie D. Sherbondy, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Combatting Rudder Erosion with Cavitation-Resistant Coating

by Hee-Baek Lee, Chung-Seo Park, Seong-Mo Son, Kyung-Jin Park

In an effort to determine the best solution for mitigating cavitation erosion of rudd...

The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann and Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The authors discuss cathodic disbondment testing of fusion-bonded epoxy and three-lay...

Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on...

Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...

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...

Improving Polyurethane Pipe Coatings for Harsh Conditions

by Andreas aus der Wieschen, Matthias Wintermantel, Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience AG

This article describes polyurethane pipe coatings as a versatile product class that c...

Qualifying Coatings for NASA Launch Facilities

by Dr. Mark R. Kolody, Jerome P. Curran and Dr. Luz Marina Calle, NASA Corrosion Technology Laboratory

This article discusses the test protocol required for coating systems to be included ...

Differential scanning calorimetry

Bridge Coating Performance: Two-Coat vs. Three-Coat Systems

by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration

The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether tw...

Understanding Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing of Coatings Used in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections

by William D. Corbett, PCS, and Carly M. McGee, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The authors will explain the methods and processes of slip coefficient and tension cr...

SSPC's Latest Paint Application Standards Meet Field and Lab Needs

by The JPCL Staff

When an IOZ fails the MEK test

What action should be taken if an inorganic zinc (IOZ) fails the MEK test?

Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose f...

Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by ...

Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Scott Christensen, and Gina Neilson

Sealant Smarts

by Rodney Conn

Product performance is put to the test.

Testing coatings to control mussels

by Allen Skaja, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Coating on Thames Barrier Assessed after 25 Years

by Martin Earlam, UK Environment Agency

Ship collision gives water jetting roles in environmental protection, Barrier coating...

Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifi...

New Waterborne Fluoropolymer Resins for Ultra-Weatherable Coatings

by Winn Darden and Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas; and Naoko Sumi, Isao Kimura, Masakazu Ataku, and Takashige Maekawa, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.

this article describes solvent-borne and waterborne FEVE resins as well as the potent...

Green That Gets It Done

by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...

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...

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...

2008 Equipment Buying Guide - Inspection

by Technology Publishing

This years' Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment, and suppliers for prote...

Durability - The Changing World of Wood

by Allen Zielnik, Atlast Material Testing Technology LLC

The evolution of wood substrates and coatings adds to the complexity of evaluating co...

New frontiers for fluoropolymers

by Liza Capino, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article examines the development and film-performance characteristics of ambient...

A firm foundation, part 2

by Charles H. Holl, Dayton Superior Corp.

Important preparation and test-method procedures are reviewed in the second part of t...

Durability: Rules of the Grafitti Game

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

It is estimated that the cost of grafitti abatement programs runs in excess of $12 bi...

Finishes analysis: Techniques and applications

by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

Systematic and scientific investigative procedures can contribute to the formulation ...

Office Buildings - Office greenery

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

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

Defense against the microbial menace

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Coatings are being equipped for the fight, but gauging effectiveness requires scrutin...

Durability: Grading of the green

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Do eco-friendly coatings measure up in the performance exam? The subject may require ...

Durabilty: The art of graffiti prevention

by Allen Zielnik

How advanced materials testing determines coating performance and durability

The art and science of intumescents

by Dan Heemstra

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

Wood Coatings: Don’t get (sun) burned

by R. Sam Williams

Contrary to popular myth, allowing wood to weather before applying a finish does not ...

Durability: UV resistance - Just the tip of the iceberg for testing of coatings durability

by Allen Zielnik

How to measure sunlight resistance and evaluate UV test data


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

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Schmidt Improves
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Schmidt's VBS System reduces blowdown intensity, prevents exhaust from damaging floor while using no screens or filters. Reduces sound; Increasing safety.
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Covestro (formerly Bayer)
Bayer MaterialScience is now Covestro.

The pioneering spirit of our first 150 years will drive the bold vision of our next 150: to develop the industry’s most innovative coatings solutions.

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