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 mo...

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 mo...

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 angl...

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 angl...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...