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Articles (19)

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...

Paint & Coatings—Where Are We Now?

by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL

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

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 ...

Product Pipeline

by JAC Staff

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...

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...

AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

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

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...


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