D+D Print January/February 2013

D+D Print January/February 2013

Ask the Scientist

Ask The Scientist: Dry Spray

by VC Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Dry spray is ugly and can be time-consuming to remove. In his debut D+D column, Jenkins explains how understanding thechemistry behind this potentially expensive problem can keep your coatings, and your project, flowing smoothly.

Coatings Technology

Tiffany Metalwork Relies On High-Performance, Environmentally Safe Coating System

by Vince Casmirri and Kurt Wood, Arkema

The authors explain how state of-the-art coatings technology is helping to preserve turn-of-thecentury art from the ravages of time and the elements.

Framing Architectural Polyurethane Coatings

by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Polyurethane coating technology has transformed our structural world. In this article, the author explores the performances, qualities, and uses of a range of polyurethane coatings.

Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation

by Frank Apicella and Fred Goodwin, Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation,BASF Construction Chemicals

Sometimes described as a hard sponge, concrete can be problematic to coat. This article describes methods for controlling moisture vapor transmission, and explains how to turn a potential sponge into a successful floor.

Color + Design

Flooring The Frick

by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

When the Frick Car and Carriage Museum replaced its oil-stained epoxy floor with a system tailored to its specific application needs, the initial results were good. But how is the floor after a decade in service?

Like It Is!

Painting Concrete

by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Olhiser describes the hidden pitfalls, as well as the potential, practical, solutions for contractors to follow when charged with the “easy” task of painting concrete.

Good Technical Practice

Repair The Building Before You Repair The Paint

by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Coating over cracks and spalls, without making the proper repairs first, may doom a coating system to premature failure, especially as the problem areas could be symptoms of larger structural issues within the building.

Test Method Development for Improved Laboratory Accelerated Weathering of High-Performance Coatings

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

As this article shows, methods for accelerated weather testing for high-performance coatings have themselves accelerated, creating faster, more efficient means for developing, and ultimately specifying, new products.

Maintenance + Renovation

Buying Time: Rooftop Repair Or Replace?

by Tom Stuewe, Garland

Preventive maintenance is the best medicine when it comes to keeping roof coatings in good repair, but sometimes the maintenance schedule is extended longer than anticipated. Yet, as the author illustrates, neglect doesn’t always necessitate replacement.


Editor's Word

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by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

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