JPCL November 2016

JPCL November 2016

Single-Component Polysiloxane Topcoat for Navy Surface Ships

by Erick Iezzi and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

This article details a recently developed, novel moisture-curable, haze gray single-component (1K) polysiloxane topcoat for U.S. Navy surface ships. The topcoat is low in VOCs, HAPs-free and provides excellent hydrocarbon resistance, flexibility and weatherability.

Composite Coatings: Basics of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Pipe Repairs

by David A. Hunter, Hunter Engineering Consulting, Inc.

The author describes the background and basics of composite fiber-reinforced polymer materials and considerations involved to assure a successful outcome using materials with mechanical capabilities greater than those of the original materials.

Russian Roulette: Coating Performance With or Without a Sulfide Removal Treatment

by Dr. Yasir Idlibi, MICHAL Consulting; Jason Hartt, ADANAC Global Testing & Inspection; Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

Is there such a thing as “blind chance”? Enter the realm of cause and effect and lining performance. Failing to see sulfide contaminants on a so-called ready-to-be-coated steel surface may be like not seeing the bullet in the chamber in a game of Russian roulette — not necessarily good for longevity in either case.

SSPC 2017 in Tampa: Events and Awards

This section previews the special events and awards scheduled to take place during SSPC 2017 featuring GreenCOAT at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2017.


Top of the News

The Buzz

Problem Solving Forum

On Amine Blush in Epoxy Topcoats

What causes amine blush in epoxy topcoats?

How To...

Prepare Galvanizing for Painting

by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

Investigating Failure

Failure of a Bridge Deck Topcoat

by Warren Brand, Chicago Corrosion Group, LLC.

SSPC on the Front Line

Meetings at SSPC 2017 in Tampa Will Impact Contractors

From the Offices of SSPC

SSPC Organizational Members

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.

NLB Corporation

REMA Corrosion Control

Paint BidTracker

HoldTight Solutions Inc.


Strand’s Industrial Coatings

Modern Safety Techniques


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