JPCL January 2015

JPCL January 2015

2015 Coatings Industry Forecast

Coatings industry thought leaders from diverse sectors share their perspectives about what they anticipate in 2015, and how issues relating to regulations, government and politics, the global economy, the environment, materials, equipment and more will impact the way we work.

FEVE Technology for Higher Performance Coating Systems on Bridges

by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

This article describes fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin technology for bridge coating applications. It discusses the FEVE resin chemistry, lists coating types that can be formulated with FEVE resins, and compares the performance of FEVE-based coatings with conventional topcoats typically used on steel bridges.

Spot Painting for Bridge Preservation

by Bobby W. Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood, II, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky

The authors outline a University of Kentucky research study that provides guidance on materials, means and methods of spot painting to address bridge component deterioration caused by leaking joints and extensive use of deicing chemicals.

SSPC 2015 Update

SSPC 2015 featuring GreenCOAT will be held Feb. 3 to 6, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort. This article lists updates to the SSPC 2015 Advance Program received after publication of the December 2014 JPCL.


Top of the News

2015 kicks off with two new, free webinars

The Buzz

Grand jury calls MWBE fraud rampant

Problem Solving Forum

Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

How do you gauge the remaining service life of an aging fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) system on a buried transmission pipeline?

Profiles in Success

Q&A with Lloyd M. Smith, Ph.D.

Investigating Failure


by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.

Even if the cause of the failure is not obvious upon microscopic examination, clues may be uncovered which might suggest other areas of study.

Basic Training

Field identification of concrete contaminants commonly encountered in wastewater environments

by Vaughn O'Dea, Tnemec Company, Inc.


New self-powered dehumidifier available; Marco doubles dust collector line

Project Preview

Jimmie Davis Bridge contract awarded; public picks purple paint


Wow, it’s 2015 already!

by Bill Shoup, Executive Director, SSPC

Abrasives Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.


Axxiom Manufacturing


Seal for Life/STOPAQ

Western Technology Inc.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office


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