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Free Webinar: Coating Specs for Concrete Floors

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 11, entitled: “Dealing with the Likelihood of Damp Concrete Substrates & Exposure Conditions When Specifying Floor Coatings.”


SSPC 2018 Addresses Coating Concrete

Several technical sessions at SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat, held Jan. 15-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, helped attendees better understand the finer points of ...


Floor Coatings Made for Quick Cure

Two new polyaspartic floor coatings from Coatings for Industry Inc. are made to cure quickly without encouraging roller overlap marks.


D+D Issues Call for Participants for 2018 Conference

Durability + Design is seeking presenters and panelists in its two-day Material Select + Connect Conference: Coatings and Treatments for Concrete Floors, Low-Slope Roofs and Architectural Me...


Epoxy Primer Made for Fast Dry Times

WearCOAT 1080, a new epoxy primer from Coatings For Industry Inc., is designed to reduce wait time for priming “green concrete” surfaces by activating a bond to the substrate to reduce vapor...


New Floor Epoxy Features Low Viscosity

Polyset has unveiled a new self-leveling epoxy system designed for use on floors require high-performance coatings.


New Floor Epoxy Features Low Viscosity

A new self-leveling epoxy system from Polyset is designed for use on floors in applications that require high-performance coatings.


Adhesives Firm Bostik Acquires Flooring Company

Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that its subsidiary, adhesives firm Bostik (Milwaukee) has acquired CMP Specialty Products—a floor prep...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Bakery Renovation

With just days left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, givi...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Generating Station Floor

With fewer than two weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination eac...


Polyaspartic Unveiled for Concrete Surfaces

A high-solids polyaspartic designed for direct-to-concrete application and primed concrete surfaces has been launched by coatings and linings provider US Coatings.


New Polyaspartic Made for Concrete Floors

Coatings and linings provider US Coatings (St. Louis) has announced the launch of a high-solids polyaspartic designed for direct-to-concrete and primed concrete surfaces.


Floor Coating to Deliver ‘Designer’ Look

Florock Polymer Flooring has launched the FloroMica System, which it says combines “heavy duty epoxy floor coating resins with natural, decorative mica flakes.”


Coating Designed for Metal, Concrete

Polyset has launched a new polyaspartic system designed for concrete and metal surfaces.


Polyaspartic Made for Steel or Concrete

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a new polyaspartic system for concrete and metal surfaces, recommended for use on tanks, bridges, railcars, pipelines and other steel structures a...


Florock Marks 65 Years in Flooring Systems

Florock Polymer Flooring, a manufacturer of floor systems for commercial and industrial settings, is celebrating 65 years in business.


New Mortar Designed for Concrete Repair

An Illinois-based manufacturer has developed a new epoxy resin mortar made to repair concrete floors and surfaces as well as protect them from chemical damage.


Mortar Patches Concrete in Chemical Settings

A new epoxy resin mortar is designed to repair concrete floors and surfaces and protect them from chemical damage, with high resistance to the effects of acid.


ICP Group Acquires Floor Coating Firm

The parent company of a number of architectural and specialty coating and adhesive brands has added polymer floor coating manufacturer Rock-Tred Corp. to its portfolio.


Floor Coating Made to Resist Impacts

A new polyaspartic floor coating from The Sherwin-Williams Company is designed for ease of application in manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars and other settings where impacts and abra...


Sherwin-Williams Touts Polyaspartic Technology

The latest polyaspartic floor coating offering from Sherwin-Williams is reportedly designed to give applicators greater flexibility and provide extended open time.


Demand Surges Amid Patent Growth

The global concrete floor coatings market is expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2022, a recent forecast suggests, meanwhile technology advances are responsible for a boom in patent activity f...


Topcoat Made for Indoor, Outdoor Uses

A high-build, fast-drying polyaspartic topcoat system for garages, decks, or restaurant flooring is the latest product offering from Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems.


ICP Group Acquires Rock-Tred

The Innovative Chemical Products Group has acquired the Illinois-based polymer floor coating manufacturer Rock-Tred Corp.


Join Us for Concrete Floor Guidance

A new free webinar will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of various concrete flooring options as well as their maintenance requirements and costs.


Surface Prep, Solar Tech Star in New Issue

The latest issue of D+D In Depth is now available online. The November issue includes four expert-written articles covering technology advances in commercial and architectural coating...


Polymer Boasts Fast Concrete Repair

A new concrete repair polymer has been introduced by VersaFlex Inc. (Kansas City, KS), a supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products.


New Polymer Repairs Cracking Concrete

VersaFlex Inc., a supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products, has announced the launch of new concrete repair polymer.


Concrete Trade Groups to Merge

The American Society of Concrete Contractors will be augmenting its concrete polishing programming through a merger with the Concrete Polishing Association of America, the two groups have an...


Tnemec Debuts Epoxy Primer

A Kansas City, MO-based coatings manufacturer has launched a new two-component, clear epoxy primer designed to offer superior penetration and adhesion to concrete.


Primer Made to Inhibit Moisture Vapor

A new moisture vapor-tolerant, high solids epoxy primer for newly poured and existing concrete slabs is now available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc.


Tennant Grows with Florock Purchase

Minneapolis-based Tennant Company announced the expansion of its floor coatings portfolio through the purchase of the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


Tennant Coatings Buys Florock

In a move to expand its floor coatings portfolio, the Tennant Company has acquired the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


Free Webinar Offers Concrete Floor Advice

Coatings for aggressive environments are the topic when Durability + Design presents the third installment of its webinar series on concrete floor coatings on Thursday, May 19.


Free Webinar Covers Retail Flooring

Selecting and specifying floor finishes for high volume retail buildings is the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Style, Function Shine in Concrete Floor

It’s not just the activities taking place inside Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center that make the building interesting. The 86-year-old former trade school itself combines environmentally...


Flexmar Touts Polyaspartics Technology

Flexmar Coatings has introduced a new line of polyaspartic coatings made for interior and exterior commercial, residential and light industrial concrete floor substrates, the company says.


Roller Covers Made for Resinous Flooring

Seymour Midwest has launched a new range of roller covers for flooring and coatings professionals, under the brand Midwest Rake Assurance.


Sika Inks Deal with L.M. Scofield

Specialty chemical company Sika Corp. has acquired L. M. Scofield, a 100-year-old North American producer of concrete color additives and decorative products.


Webinar: Institutional Floor Coatings in Focus

From aesthetics to maintenance costs, there are many important factors to consider when selecting and specifying floor coatings for schools and hospitals.


New Epoxy Base to Reduce Moisture Vapor

Laticrete International Inc. has introduced a single-coat, 100 percent solids, liquid-applied, two-part epoxy coating designed to control moisture vapor emission from concrete surfaces.


D+D to Host Free Concrete Floor Webinars

Durability + Design, the leading publisher in architectural coatings technology, will present a free three-webinar series on specifying coatings and other treatments for concrete floors in M...


APF Acquires Super-Krete International

Arizona Polymer Flooring announced that it has acquired Super-Krete International Inc., a globally recognized manufacturer of concrete repair and restoration materials for commercial, indust...


Meter Made to Detect Concrete Moisture

TQC has introduced a concrete moisture reader that the company says is designed to test large concrete floors and construction that require coating.


Floor Coatings Market Set to Soar

The North American concrete floor coatings market is expected to reach $546.8 million by 2023, a new forecast suggests.


Floor Machine Designed to Refresh

Aztec Products Inc. has introduced a new machine designed for terrazzo and concrete polishing and maintenance projects.


Florock Adds Kits, Colorants to Line

Crawford Laboratories Inc. has expanded its FloroCrete Cementitious Urethane flooring portfolio with new cove kits and colorants designed for food and beverage plants, commercial kitchens, a...


SSPC Course Available Down Under

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).


Concrete Floor Coatings on the Rise

A growing awareness of concrete floor coatings combined with increased construction activity throughout the world are expected to grow the concrete floor coatings industry over the next five...


Waterproofing System, Coating Debuts

Gaco Western has added new elastomeric coating and system to its line of concrete deck products.


Concrete Floor Coatings Set to Soar

Forecasters are expecting a growth spurt for the global concrete floor coatings industry.


Sealer Made to Deter Stains, Damage

Nashville company Clemons Concrete Coatings announced the release of its new penetrating solvent-based sealer designed to repel water off of all types of concrete, especially concrete pavers...


Sealer Made to Repel Water, Stains, Oils

A Tennessee concrete coatings company has released a new penetrating solvent-based sealer designed to repel water off the surface of stamped concrete and concrete pavers.


Sika Bows Metallic Effects System

Sika Flooring has announced the addition of the Sikafloor Metallic FX decorative floor system to the company’s portfolio of commercial and industrial flooring products.


Prosoco Adds Surfactant Blend to Line

A Kansas manufacturer of concrete floor products has introduced a new cleaning solution that it says helps reduce scratches and increases the efficiency of diamonds during wet-grinding.


American Polymers Inks Acquisition

Global coatings maker American Polymers Corp. is expanding its footprint in the floor coatings industry with the acquisition of Illinois-based Crown Polymers LLC.


Floor Hardener Offers 1-Step Treatment

LAWRENCE, KS--Prosoco has introduced a densifier to create harder, denser surfaces on interior and exterior concrete floors.


Concrete Gets 12-Hour Recoat Option

A new heavy-duty concrete floor coating system is designed to deliver a highly durable, abrasion-resistant surface—from initial cleaning to walk-on—in one day.


Metallic Epoxy Touts Concrete 'Dazzle'

A new metallic concrete floor coating replicates the look of shimmery patinas for worn garage and shop floors, the manufacturer says.


Watco Adds Fast Floor Coating Option

Watco, maker of industrial-strength flooring products, has introduced a one-day prep-and-paint system for concrete floors that employs a rapid-cure polyaspartic resin technology.


Cove Base Finish for Seamless Flooring

A new plural-component urethane product is designed to deliver a quick and seamless seal between a concrete floor system and wall.


Curing Compound Boasts Early Start

BASF has introduced an evaporation retardant and finishing aid for concrete that can help prevent shrinkage cracks as industrial flooring concrete dries.


Tackling the Hidden Sins of Aged Floors

Floor projects can be tricky, even when the slab is new and the design specs are mindful of best practices for coating.


SSPC Updates Concrete Floor Guide

From pre-bid to post-punchlist, full guidance for concrete floor projects is wrapped up in SSPC’s newly revised Technology Guide 20: Guide for Applying Thick Film Coatings and Surfacings ove...


Webinar Focuses on Resinous Flooring

The various types of resinous flooring systems and their specific uses will be the focus of a free upcoming educational webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Scofield Adds New Interior Sealer

L.M. Scofield Company has introduced Selectseal Plus, a urethane-fortified acrylic concrete sealer designed to protect uncolored or previously stained interior concrete surfaces.


New Concrete Floor Products Launched

Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced two new products made to repair and refinish commercial and industrial concrete floors quickly.


New Flooring Systems Slash Downtime

Dur-A-Flex Inc. has added Accelera Fast Track Flooring line to its line of high-performance, seamless, resinous flooring systems.


Rust-Oleum, Laticrete Ink Acquisitions

Newly announced corporate takeovers will expand the concrete coatings portfolios of two well-known industry players.


H&C Offers Topping for Indoor Concrete

H&C Decorative Concrete Products has launched Micro-Topping, a new decorative concrete product reported to restore old and worn concrete.


Floor Prep Compound Touts Fast Set

Parex USA Inc. has added a new fast-setting floor patching compound to its Merkrete surface preparation family.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Floor coating adhesion, concrete coatings, quality control and other topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations from SSPC 2013.


SSPC 2013 Video Sessions Released

Coating projects at heights, ice-phobic coatings for wind turbines, coatings for immersion service and other critical topics are among nearly two dozen newly released video presentations fro...


Polishing Up on Concrete Secrets

The latest hands-on advice for installing and maintaining polished and coated concrete is among the topics tackled by industry experts in an exclusive Durability + Design Magazine vid...


QUIKRETE Revamps Concrete Coatings

The QUIKRETE Companies have introduced an enhanced line of concrete coatings and a variety of changes to its suite of Zip & Mix and stucco products.


Floor Epoxy Tackles Concrete Moisture

StondriMVT, new from Stonhard, is a high-solids epoxy system formulated to suppress excess moisture in concrete before an overlayment.


OR Awards Bus Bay Coating Contract

The floors of a Portland, OR, bus maintenance facility will be getting a major upgrade with the recent award of a coating contract to The Rodriguez Corp.


New Epoxy System Tackles Moisture

Stonhard has introduced a two-component epoxy system specifically designed to suppress excess moisture in concrete.


 
 
   

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