JPCL June 2019

JPCL June 2019

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PPE Requirements for Polyurethanes Versus Non-Isocyanate Coatings: Is There Really a Difference?

by Leah K. Tipton, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The word isocyanate on a product label or safety data sheet might prompt the selection of an alternative coating and in some cases, facility owners and/or contractors have reportedly been reluctant to specify/use polyurethane coatings, based upon a belief that coatings containing isocyanates have more stringent personal protective equipment requirements than those for application of coatings that do not contain isocyanates. This article describes a study conducted to investigate this belief and determine if recommended PPE requirements differ between polyurethane and non-isocyanate containing coatings.

The Effect of Feathering on Coating Performance

by Patrick Cassidy and Michael Kibler, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Cameron Miller, Paul Slebodnick and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Feedback from waterfront personnel performing maintenance painting for the U.S. Navy has consistently questioned the Navy’s requirement for performing feathering. NAVSEA Standard Item (NSI) 009-32 defines feathering as tapering the edges of tightly adhering old paint at an approximate 30-degree angle into the newly prepared bare metal surface. This article describes a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory program designed to test the hypothesis that feathering does not affect repair coating system performance and discusses what this testing revealed.

How to Select an Airless Sprayer: Power Sources

by Eric Rennerfeldt, John Lihwa and Josh Carney, Graco Inc

In selecting airless spray equipment, many factors must be considered, including the available power source, the coating type, the application demand, the distance between the pump and the spray gun, the operating environment, portability and maintenance requirements. In this article, we will focus on the pros and cons of various power sources when selecting airless spraying equipment.

2019 Annual Equipment Buying Guide

The JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists products, equipment and supplies for protective and marine coating work from manufacturers, distributors and rental companies located around the world. As in previous years, the Equipment Buying Guide is based on surveys completed by equipment companies known to JPCL.

Abrasives Inc.

SAFE Systems, Inc.

Strategic Materials Inc.

Sauereisen, Inc.


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