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Articles (17)

On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...

Problems with galvanizing

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Top of the News

Free webinar guides painting over galvanizing

Recent Developments in SSPC Surface Prep Standards

by The JPCL Staff

Top of the News

Maintaining the Electric Grid: It's Time

by Curt Hickcox, Public Utilities Maintenance, Inc.

The author discusses the history of North America's electric grid and the significan...

The case of the not-so-hot roof

by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction

by John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this article, the authors report on the surface preparation and coating system se...

Cases from the F-Files: Coating Failures on Galvanized Mast Arms

by Paul Vinik, MSChE, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation and Richard A. Burgess, B.S. , M.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

The Fix That Was Worse Than the Problem

by Raymond Tombaugh, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Catastrophic Disbonding of an "Encapsulating Coating" Applied to Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Association News: Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Uses

Thermal Spray Show Focuses on Expanding Users

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...

Products: Polyurethance Will Protect Galvanized Poles

by JPCL Staff

The High End

High-performance coatings and finishes are being put to the test in a variety of high...

Inside story: Factory-applied coatings boast solid credentials for outdoor service with proper devotion to application details

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Factory-applied coatings can play an important role in commercial building applicatio...

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...

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...


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