JAC October/November 2007

 
JAC October/November 2007

In This Issue...


Special Report

Concrete Protection and Decoration - A different slant on treatments for tilt-up

by Lorella Angelini, BASF Building Systems

High-build coatings can provide decorative and protective advantages in applications to tilt-up concrete wall panels. Unique performance properties of these materials are highlighted.


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A firm foundation

by Charles H. Holl, Technical Specialist, Dayton Superior Corp.

The author provides a practical overview of the more commmonly used cleaning, surface preparaton, and field-testing methods as outlined in the guidelines and standards published by ASTM, ACI, ICRI, SSPC, and NACE.


Plus...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account a variety of surfaces and service conditions.


Passing the Test

Concrete Protection and Decoration, Concrete and coatings: A complex relationship

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Reviewed here are performance requirements for concrete coatings used for a variety of a demanding flooring applications. Keys to the physical and chemical properties of coatings, and the implications for coatings application, are detailed.


Contributors

Listing of authors included in this issue


Getting It Right

Methods and metrics: Bringing color and gloss into focus

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Although the performance and durability of a coating clearly rank at the top of any list of product characteristics, color and appearance can be just as critical. Color, in fact, may be considered the most important property of a coating in certain situations, such as a project involving a significa... (more)


Playing a hot hand

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Coatings suppliers, users, and relevant industry trade groups seek to improve the public profile, market reach, and knowledge base of refelective roof coatings technology.


Up Front: Portfolio

Playing with color at Wiggles World

A photo montage of the coated concrete surfaces of the play area at Wiggles World, part of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL.


Editor's Word

Preview from L.A.: Early notices give PACE architectural track a thumbs-up

by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

PACE 2008, the Paint and Coatings Expo, is still more than two months away, but it’s difficult to suppress lofty expectations about a truly impressive program lineup on architectural coatings that’s in the works, with this portion of the PACE conference sponsored by the Journal of Architectural Coat... (more)


News

Recycled paint product receives Green Seal certification


Southern campaign: Waging war on mold’s stronghold

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The storm-lashed Gulf Coast region is testing the mettle of coating technologies and techniques used to remedite and prevent mold, mildew, and fungal growth.


Product Pipeline

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