Articles (81)


There’s An Icebreaker In My Tank!

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

Twenty-five years ago, an icebreaker coating primarily designed for the underwater hu...


Reducing Railcar Ownership Costs: Wise Selection of Coatings and Linings

from JPCL, September 2019 ; by Mike Manetta, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Although the freight-rail business is potentially very profitable, about 40 cents of ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2019


Penny-Wise or Pound-Foolish?: Holding Primers for Solvent-Free Epoxy Tank Linings

from JPCL, March 2019 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D. and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC; and Margaret Pardy, Mag Consulting Inc.

This article discusses performance and productivity issues associated with a tandem a...


Ceramic Epoxy Coatings in Immersion

from JPCL, September 2018 ; by Ben Rowland, Induron Protective Coatings, Inc.

The term "ceramic epoxy coatings" refers to an epoxy binder with ceramic media used a...


Fireosaurus Rex: King of Epoxy PFP in Hot and Cold Climates

from JPCL, August 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, MS; Ravi Nagarajan; Bill Dempster; Robin Wade, MA; and Sherman Spear, International Paint LLC

This article explores the footprint and characteristics of a novel and solvent-free, ...


Three-Coat & Epoxy Mastic Bridge Coating Systems in Adverse Environments

from JPCL, May 2018 ; by Saiada Fuadi Fancy, Md. Ahsan Sabbir and Kingsley Lau, Florida International University and Dale DeFord, Florida Department of Transportation

This article presents experimental results of coating degradation and corrosion devel...


Evaluating Material Loss of Steel Under Protective Coatings in Marine Environments

from JPCL, April 2018 ; by Patrick Cassidy and James A. Ellor, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation; and John Wegand, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Over the past 20 years, the U.S. Navy has implemented the use of advanced ultra-high-...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, March 2018


Enhancing the UV Durability of Epoxy Coatings: Waterborne Acrylic-Epoxy Hybrid Coatings for Steel

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Hank Bernacki, Zhenwen Fu, Bingquan Li, Denise Lindenmuth and Leo Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

The challenge with epoxy chemistry is maintaining all of the excellent coating proper...


Step-Change Epoxy Coatings for Pipes, Tanks, Vessels and Railcars

from JPCL, March 2018 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue; Vijay Datta, Ms and Dr. Ian Fletcher, International Paint LLC.

The authors describe the genesis and performance of a step-change epoxy coating for h...


Designing Decorative Floors that Stand the Test of Time

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by PAUL ANDERSON, FLOWCRETE AMERICAS

When choosing a decorative finish, there are many factors that could affect a floor’s...


Troubled Bridge Over Salt Water

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Michael O. Woodward, Carboline Company

Surrounded by high-rise buildings and crossing the Miami River, the Miami Avenue Brid...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2017


Acrylic Coatings 101: An Overview of the Technology

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by MARC HIRSCH, M&M HIRSCH & ASSOCIATES LLC

Acrylic resins provide a number of performance properties to coatings that make them ...


Testing the Effectiveness of Energy-Efficient
Coatings for Military Use

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by REBEKAH WILSON, PH.D.; BROOKE DIVAN, M.SC.;
AND KATHRYN GUY, PH.D., U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Can the application of exterior coatings be a simple and inexpensive way to reduce he...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


Elevated Water Tank Coating Warranty Repairs: Coating Condition Evaluations and a Difference of Opinion

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Cynthia O’Malley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Low-VOC High-Performance Waterborne Epoxy Systems in Protective Coating Application

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Yong Zhang, Olin Epoxy, Olin Corporation

The author discusses formulation of low-VOC and high-volume-solids coatings with impr...


MVT and Alkalinity in Concrete: Preparing for Floor Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Joe Schmit, Tnemec Company Inc.

It is important to understand what happens below the concrete surface when a resinous...


Offshore Wind Farms Successful Corrosion Protection and Effective Quality Management

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by Peter Kronborg Nielsen, FORCE Technology

Following an uncertain start, the present offshore coatings systems for wind farms ha...


Intumescent Coatings: A Review of Current and New Technologies

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Intumescent coatings have unique properties and challenges that must be considered be...


On Defects in Epoxy Midcoats Applied Over Zinc-Rich Primers

from JPCL, September 2016

What causes bubbling or cratering of an epoxy intermediate coat when applied over an ...


New Advances in Epoxy Coatings for Marine Markets

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by James McCarthy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings


Induction Heating for Cold Weather Preheating and Post-Curing Of Liquid Epoxy Coatings On Gas Pipeline Girth Welds

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Bruce J. Wiskel, P.E., Pacific Gas & Electric Company; and J. Peter Ault, P.E., Elzly Technology Corporation

The authors discuss the challenges of applying coatings to transmission pipeline when...


Meeting Demands of Gas Exploration: The Evolution of Pipeline Coatings

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., P.C.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article describes the coating materials, surface preparation requirements and ap...


Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interior...


The straws that broke the camel’s back

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Dwight G. Weldon, Weldon Laboratories, Inc.


On preparing galvanized steel for overcoating

from JPCL, June 2015

What is the best method for preparing newly galvanized steel to be overcoated with an...


Encouraging Innovation: Environmental Regulations Drive Epoxy Formulation

from JPCL, April 2015 ; by Marcelo Rufo, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

This article discusses formulation and curing agent options for epoxies that allow fo...


Going to Extremes

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Select the right coating for the best performance in tough service environments.


Assessing coatings on buried pipelines

from JPCL, January 2015

How do you gauge the remaining service life of an aging fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) sy...


Epoxy Goes to School

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Michael R. Van De Mark, Ameya Natu and Sagar Gade, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Understanding environmental, regulatory and performance issues is key to successful c...


High-Solids Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

from JPCL, February 2014 ; by Daniel Totev, Air Products and Chemicals Europe B.V., and Marcelo Rufo, Air Products Brasil Ltda.

This article reviews the basics of high-solids epoxy coatings compared to conventiona...


Quicker Coatings: Epoxies for Green Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Sagar V. Gade and Dr. Michael R. Van De Mark, Missouri S&T Coatings Institute

Here’s the chemistry behind the new breed of epoxies that can be applied to concrete ...


Conventional Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Dr. Daniel J. Weinmann, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.

This article provides an overview of the chemistry and properties of conventional epo...


Flooring The Frick

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

When the Frick Car and Carriage Museum replaced its oil-stained epoxy floor with a sy...


Flooring the Frick

from D+D Online Features, D+D February 2013 2013 ; by Jen Kramer

Once the copper-lined coffin was secure in the grave, and the pallbearers, including ...


The case of…too many choices

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Eric S. Kline, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, Series Technical Editor


The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd


Marquee Mixtures: Color, Effects to Star in 2012 Concrete Shows

from D+D Online Features, December 2011

A convergence of the practical and esoteric is written in concrete at a remote Navajo...


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Cynthia L. O’Malley, Scott Christensen, and Gina Neilson


The case of shop painting going to waste

from JPCL, August 2010


High performance, low VOCs: Formulating advances deliver water-borne epoxies that meet the demands of the day for metal coatings

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Daniel J. Weinmann

Consumer concerns and current trends in regulation make it clear: environmental compl...


Cases from the F-Files - Lining a clarifier four times to get acceptable performance

from JPCL, March 2010


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of Improper Selection of a Maintenance Strategy Takes Corrosion Protection from Bad to Worse

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Valerie Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Maintenance takes drawbridge from bad to worse


Trowel-Applied Mortar Systems for Floors: Tips for Specifiers and Installers

from JPCL, January 2010 ; by Casey Ball, The Sherwin-Williams Company


Cases from the F-Files: Who Reads Instructions Anyway?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Rick A. Huntley, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

The Case of the Failing Floor Coating


Market Update: A Snapshot of the Railcar Lining Business: A Slow Train Coming?

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Daryl Fleming, Assistant Editor, JPCL


Cases from the F-Files: Coating Failures on Galvanized Mast Arms

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Paul Vinik, MSChE, P.E., Florida Department of Transportation and Richard A. Burgess, B.S. , M.S., KTA-Tator, Inc.


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 3: Results of the Laboratory Investigations

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 3 of a three-part series, the authors report on corrosive stress on offshore ...


Product News

from JPCL, September 2009


Spanning 25 Years of Development in Heavy-Duty Coatings

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Michael Donkin, International Paint Ltd.

Massive changes have occurred in coating formulation for the heavy-duty market in the...


Top Product Developments, 1984 to the Present

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Harold Hower, Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

The past 25 years will likely be seen as the Golden Age of information technology, wh...


Accelerated Corrosion of a Pedestrian Bridge

from JPCL, June 2009 ; by Cynthia L. O'Malley, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc. Series Editor

Anticipating the Service Environment for Proper Coating System Selection


On lining a demineralized water tank

from JPCL, May 2009

A high-quality epoxy phenolic lining failed after only five years inside a deminerali...


The VOC Odyssey: An Epic Tale of the Green World of Coating Formulators

from JPCL, May 2009 ; by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, Devoe High Performance Coatings, International Paint LLC

A snapshot of advances in the tactical approach to VOC reduction in the world of indu...


Coating Sheet Pile Structures: An Overview

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Timothy Race, Kaked LLC

This article gives an overview of steel piling and its uses; reasons for coating it; ...


Field Maintenance of Coating Systems under Insulation

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Peter P. Bock and Michael F. MeLampy, Hi-Temp Coatings Technology

The authors describe several issues associated with coatings under insulation, typica...


Investigating Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Towers, Part 2: Results of the Site Tests

from JPCL, April 2009 ; by Andreas W. Momber, Ph.D., Muehlhan AG; Peter Plagemann, Ph.D., and Volkmar Stenzel, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Applied Materials Research; and Michael Schneider, Ph.D., Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems

In Part 2 of a three-part series, the authors report on testing the coating performan...


Getting more mileage from the metal roof

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Bob Brenk, Aldo Products Company Inc.

Restoration with reflective coatings serves multiple objectives, including enhanced e...


Product News

from JPCL, March 2009


Product Pipeline

from JAC, March/April 2009


Special Advertising Gallery: Concrete coatings and treatments

from JAC, March/April 2009

A sampling of materials that offer an expanding array of choices to boost the appeara...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Other

from JAC, December 2008


The war against water

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

An array of water-repellent and waterproofing measures are enlisted in the never-endi...


Solutions that stick

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

With stucco, chemistry, attention to surface preparation hold key to formulating effe...


A realm of seemingly infinite dimensions

from JAC, December 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

To accompany this issue’s Buying and Specifying Guide, we present this review of the ...


Curtain Walls - Exterior metals: A premium on performance

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Building design and construction underwent a fundamental shift in the first half of t...


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

from JAC, January/February 2007

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industr...


Coatings for Wood - Industry and inspiration

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

At the Cornwall iron furnace, which traces its origins to the American Revolution, th...


Polysiloxanes: A new chapter in the saga of silicon science

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Nicholas Wood, Degussa-Tego Coating & Ink Additives

The resin chemistry known as polysiloxanes has created coatings that offer an enviabl...


Roof Coatings - Advanced chemistry

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Chris J. Marshall, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Hybrid Polyurethane thick-film coatings for metal roofs deliver an impressive package...


Intumescents: Origin and evolution

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Ian Rowell, International Paint LLC

The use of intumescent coatings is gaining momentum, fueled by heightened fire-protec...


Coatings for Seacoast Settings: Steeled for rough seas

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

The new convention center in Ocean Shores, WA, required coatings materials that would...


Epoxies: A mission of protection

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Dr. Michael Van De Mark, UMR Coatings Institute

Coatings based on epoxy resins serve important roles as high-performance products. Ad...


The cold, hard truth on concrete sealers and coatings

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Jayson Helsel

Sealing or coating concrete and masonry surfaces can significantly extend their usefu...


Restoration/Preservation: Memorable masterpieces

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Joe Maty

Several notable historic preservation and restoration projects are reviewed in this S...


The quest for coatings cures

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Walter Scarborough and Joe Maty

Coatings play an important role in creating and maintaining specialized environments ...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


The right calls on coatings

from JAC, April 2005 ; by John Williams

The author describes how to select coating systems for various exposure environments ...


 
 
   

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