by JORDAN MCMILLEN, AMERICAN GALVANIZERS ASSOCIATION
Seven types of zinc coatings are commonly used for corrosion protection in building construction today, each with its own unique properties. This feature explores the differences between these zinc coating methods along with their aesthetic performance and typical useful environment to help determine which is most suitable for a particular project or environment.
by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC
While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need to be functional and durable enough to withstand all types of human interaction. This feature looks at the special needs of transportation infrastructure and some of the types of coatings and related products used to protect them.
Fall brings with it another round of color trend predictions for 2018. See the variety of hues — from a range of blues to a “grown-up” pink and an energetic red — that major paint manufacturers say will bring tranquility and warmth into our living spaces.
The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guidance documents to support coating architectural, commercial or institutional structures through two new publications — one on moisture detection in building walls before painting and another on classification of pinholes in coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates.