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2 Metals, 1 Failure

by Rick Huntley

A major mess reveals a dirty little secret.

Cases from the F-Files: Corrosion of powder-coated aluminum on the Gulf Coast

by Richard Burgess and Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Filiform Corrosion of Powder-Coated Aluminum on the Gulf Coast

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...

Sika acquires Valspar polymer flooring business

Sika AG recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Sika Corp., has acquired the com...

The finish line: Picking a winning chemistry for architectural aluminum

by Tony Pupp, Linetec

The two types of factory-applied finishes for exterior architectural aluminum--anodiz...

Going with the fluoro

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Coatings based on fluoropolymer resins have compiled an impressive track record of du...

The magnetism of metal: Achieving and retaining the look

Aluminum and galvanized steel are the dominant, but by no means the only, metallic su...

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...


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