JPCL January 2016


Coatings Industry Forecast

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more training, the JPCL readership and major coatings manufacturers talk about 2016.

Coatings Industry Forecast

From the downturn in the oil and gas industry to new technology and a need for more training, the JPCL readership and major coatings manufacturers talk about 2016.

MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition of coatings statewide during the biennial bridge safety inspections and a process to select and prioritize maintenance painting strategies. This article describes outcomes of the objectives undertaken and MnDOT’s nov...

MnDOT’s Approach to Improving Bridge Maintenance Painting Operations

by Sarah K. Sondag, P.E., Senior Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In 2013, MnDOT concluded that it needed a more uniform method to rate the condition of coatings statewide during the biennial bridge safety inspections and a process to select and prioritize maintenance painting strategies. This article describes outcomes of the objectives undertaken and MnDOT’s nov...

Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings Protect Virginia Steel Bridges For Over A Decade

by Ahren Olson and Todd Williams, Covestro LLC; Mark Hudson, The Sherwin-Williams Company; C. Wayne Fleming, Virginia Department of Transportation

Over the past decade, more than 100 steel bridges in the state of Virginia have been repainted with two-coat polyaspartic urethane coatings. The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using two-coat polyaspartic coatings for repainting of steel bridges.

Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings Protect Virginia Steel Bridges For Over A Decade

by Ahren Olson and Todd Williams, Covestro LLC; Mark Hudson, The Sherwin-Williams Company; C. Wayne Fleming, Virginia Department of Transportation

Over the past decade, more than 100 steel bridges in the state of Virginia have been repainted with two-coat polyaspartic urethane coatings. The authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using two-coat polyaspartic coatings for repainting of steel bridges.

Pull-Off Adhesion Strength Testing of
Lining Systems on Concrete

by Vaughn O’Dea, Cory Brown and Anthony Dallen, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors present the common pull-off adhesion test methods used for concrete substrates in the U.S., make the case that no tensile strength testing method specifically addresses a protective coating applied over a cementitious resurfacer or repair mortar and make recommendations accordingly.

Pull-Off Adhesion Strength Testing of
Lining Systems on Concrete

by Vaughn O’Dea, Cory Brown and Anthony Dallen, Tnemec Company, Inc.

The authors present the common pull-off adhesion test methods used for concrete substrates in the U.S., make the case that no tensile strength testing method specifically addresses a protective coating applied over a cementitious resurfacer or repair mortar and make recommendations accordingly.