JPCL March/April 2024

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Duplex Coating Systems: Steps to Avoiding Common Failures

by Mark Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia, Pty Ltd

It has been widely accepted that the life expectancy of a duplex coating system will be longer than that of its individual components—hot-dip galvanizing plus an organic topcoat system. Learn why this is rarely the case and what it takes to ensure success.

Duplex Coating Systems: Steps to Avoiding Common Failures

by Mark Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia, Pty Ltd

It has been widely accepted that the life expectancy of a duplex coating system will be longer than that of its individual components—hot-dip galvanizing plus an organic topcoat system. Learn why this is rarely the case and what it takes to ensure success.

It’s a Match: Historic Repainting of the Battleship USS Texas

by Staff

This article recaps the recent painting of the USS Texas to match its World War II-era coloring, from abrasive blast-cleaning under containment to application of the new foul-release coating. The operation was part of a $60 billion repair project.

It’s a Match: Historic Repainting of the Battleship USS Texas

by Staff

This article recaps the recent painting of the USS Texas to match its World War II-era coloring, from abrasive blast-cleaning under containment to application of the new foul-release coating. The operation was part of a $60 billion repair project.

Power Updates: Coating News from the Wind, Nuclear Sectors

by Staff

The ever-increasing global demand for energy and the ongoing push for more sustainable power sources have led to both new construction of offshore wind farms and a renewed focus on maintaining existing systems such as nuclear power plants. Updates to past PaintSquare reports highlight recent actions...

Power Updates: Coating News from the Wind, Nuclear Sectors

by Staff

The ever-increasing global demand for energy and the ongoing push for more sustainable power sources have led to both new construction of offshore wind farms and a renewed focus on maintaining existing systems such as nuclear power plants. Updates to past PaintSquare reports highlight recent actions...

2024 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

The Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes listings for painting contractor companies located primarily in North America, but also around the world. Expanded details for each company—including contact information, web addresses, breadth of industry experience and specialty serv...

2024 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors

The Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors includes listings for painting contractor companies located primarily in North America, but also around the world. Expanded details for each company—including contact information, web addresses, breadth of industry experience and specialty serv...