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New Commercial Products

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Product Spotlight: Color Selection Apps

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


2019 Color Forecast: Optimism, Elegance, Calm: Aesthetics for the New Year

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


D+D Elevation Award Winners: The Second Class of Elevation Award Winners Showcase Work for — and Around — the Public

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018 ; by Brandy Hadden, Staff


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...


Redundancy in Subgrade Waterproofing

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by JESSE TORRES, RRC, RRO AND DOUGLAS STIEVE, AIA, RRC, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

When supplementary measures are used in subgrade waterproofing design, it means havin...


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the...


Foam Core Construction: An Intro to the Craft

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by NATHAN GIFFIN, VERTICAL ARTISANS

Incorporating foam core into vertical concrete construction has the potential to crea...


Appearance vs. Functionality: The Zinc Coatings

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by JORDAN MCMILLEN, AMERICAN GALVANIZERS ASSOCIATION

Seven types of zinc coatings are commonly used for corrosion protection in building c...


Curating Cozy: 2018 Color Forecasts Illustrate Many Ways to
Create Comfort at Home

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Fall brings with it another round of color trend predictions for 2018. See the variet...


In Transit — Materials Selection for Transportation Terminals

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need...


SSPC Moisture Testing Guide and Pinhole Standard

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guid...


2018 Color Forecast: Upcoming Trends Aim to Relax You, No Matter How You Define 'Comfort'

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Brandy Hadden, D+D News

See the color palettes several major paint and coatings manufacturers expect will dom...


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


Fire Resistance — It's Not As Easy As It Looks

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Bill McHugh, Firestop Contractors International Association

Understanding the complexity involved in achieving effective fire-resistance-rated as...


Looking Forward to 2018

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


Problem Solved: My Paint Looks Bad — Can I Prove It Has Faded?

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Is there a way to prove the paint on your building has faded and become dull, and if ...


Profiles in Coatings Excellence: Presenting the Winners of the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Meet this year’s award winners and discover what made their projects stand out — plus...


Industry Impressions 2017: A Look at the Paint and Coatings Business Now and in the Year Ahead

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

Industry representatives explore the state of the paint and coatings industry in 2017...


Dealing with Lead Paint Removal

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by GREGORY A. DOWELL AND EDWARD A. GERNS, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES

If you encounter lead paint during a repair or restoration project, you need to know ...


2017 Roof Coatings Resource Guide

from D+D Print, Fall 2017


Collect with Care: How to Effectively Gather Paint Samples for Off-Site Analysis

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

When investigating the cause of a coating failure, great care needs to be exercised w...


2017 D+D Elevation Awards Showcase Exceptional Coatings Work: Announcing the First Class of Winners

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

Seven projects earned a number of coatings professionals a D+D Elevation Award in thi...


How Color and Design Affect Environments for the Aging

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by VERONICA ARCAROLI, BENJAMIN MOORE

Architects and design professionals have a unique opportunity to improve quality of l...


2017: A Look at the Past and Future of
Cool-Roof Coatings

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Kurt Schwahn, Anvil Paints & Coatings Inc.

In the past 20 years, the search for cooler, safer, longer-lasting roof coatings has ...


A Waterborne UV Wood Coating That Goes with the Grain in a Unique, Sustainable Floor

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by Steven Reinstadtler and Robert Wade, Covestro LLC

The evolution of water-based UV-cured wood coating technology has led to the availabi...


From the Initial Look to Future Considerations: Why EIFS Has Become a Popular Choice for Hotels and Resorts

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by SCOTT ROBINSON, EIFS INDUSTRY MEMBERS ASSOCIATION (EIMA)

When owners and designers select exterior building finishes for hotels and resorts, a...


Seeking Standardization in Coating Specifications for Wastewater Projects

from JPCL, September 2017 ; by Andy Odorzynski, Induron Protective Coatings

Differences in equipment, influent sources and operating practices can create very di...


The Exterior Wood Care Industry: An Insider’s Look

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by MIKE KOZLOWSKI, THOMPSON’S WATERSEAL

Consumer trends, the housing market and the economy play significant roles in the pro...


2017 Coatings Technology Resource Guide

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


Celebrating Coatings Excellence: A Closer Look at the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards: AWARDS PREVIEW

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design, and Brandy Hadden, D+D News

AWARDS PREVIEW: For the inaugural year of the Elevation Awards competition, D+D is fe...


Construct 2017: A Preview from the Exhibit Hall

from D+D Print, Summer 2017

CONSTRUCT 2017, sponsored by CSI, the only trade show and conference dedicated to the...


D+D Online Features

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


Leveraging Paint Technology to Create Healthy Living Environments

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Veronica Arcaroli, Benjamin Moore

Selecting a paint system for any project goes far beyond the color- and design-relate...


Problem Solved: Taking Control of Preexisting Conditions

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

What should contractors do before starting work to reduce the possibility that existi...


See You In September

from D+D Print, Summer 2017


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents, and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D Print, Summer 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Durability + Design

If your work requires an understanding of the capability of coatings to manage moistu...


Quench the Craving for Calm: Early 2018 Color Forecasts Cater to Slowing Down in a Busy Life

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN, AND BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Now that the first batch of color trends forecasts for 2018 have been announced, you ...


Understanding Coatings, Water Repellents and Air Barrier Performance: An Introduction to the Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

In September, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping owners, architect...


Complying with Codes: How Changing Air Barrier Rules Are Impacting Your Building

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by RUSSELL SNOW, W. R. MEADOWS, AIR BARRIER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

With the continued rise in energy costs and the concentrated design of structures tha...


Facial Recognition: Does Your Building Facade Match Its Identity or Is It Time for a Facelift?

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

As the literal face of a building, a facade gives a structure its emotional character...


Fundamentals of Roof Coating System Specifications: The Keys to Success

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by ERIC BENNUNG, ACRYMAX TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Despite the wide variety of roof coatings on the market, there are several key princi...


LEED v4: Product Declarations, Emissions, and Impact on Paint & Coatings

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by RICK WATSON, SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 

What impact does LEED v4 have on paint and coating selections? Learn about new point ...


Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Brand Performance: Panel Discussion at the Upcoming Material Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVID DE SOLA, 3iVE

If you need to gain a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of spe...


Estimating Color Fade of PVDF-Based Topcoats: For ‘Bright Color’ Architectural Restoration and Protective Coating Applications

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by KURT WOOD, ARKEMA INC.

Although many topcoat standards for architectural and protective coating applications...


From Start to Finishes: Innovative Coating Solutions for Metal Panels

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVE DONOVAN, CENTRIA COATING SYSTEMS

Metal panels may have a long history as a building product, but advances in architect...


Waterborne Functional Coatings: Combating Noise, Heat and Air Pollution

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by LEO PROCOPIO, JUSTIN GIMBAL, DHARA METLA AND
PAUL DOLL, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY

Coatings are constantly being asked to go to greater extremes, such as lower VOC and ...


Choosing an Air Barrier System: Know Your Variables

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by PHIL KABZA, FCSI, CCS, AIA, SPECGUY SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANTS

When it comes to specifying air barrier products, a wide array of variables come in t...


History Is Investigation: An Introduction to Historic Finish Analysis

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

In the world of historic preservation, paint analysis is frequently used to identify ...


Wind-Driven Rain Resistance Testing of Exterior Coating Systems

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by KEVIN BROWN AND JULIE GLOVER, KTA-TATOR INC.

An exterior wall coating with inadequate resistance to rainwater penetration can lead...


Creating Dynamic Family Living

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ANKROM MOISAN ARCHITECTS INC.

Elevating the standard of what affordable housing design can be, The Abigail in Portl...


Your Playbook of Sports Floor Surfaces and Finish Requirements

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ERIC D. LUSSIER, CSI, CDT, PRECISION ATHLETIC SURFACES

With all the different types of sports floor surfaces available, there is no one-size...


Call the Doctor – My Building Is Sick

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

“Sick building syndrome” and “building-related illness” are terms that describe the n...


Getting to the Bottom of Green Roof Success

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by BRIAN KELLY, KEMPER SYSTEM AMERICA, INC.

Landscaping is no longer limited to the grounds surrounding the building, but is find...


Dynamic Architectural Facades Combine Inventive Form and Function

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BILLY ROSBOTTOM, STO CORP.

Some architecture strives to create harmony between nature and the built world, but t...


Beyond Airtightness: Factors To Consider When Selecting An Air Barrier

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Stanley Yee, Leed AP, Dow Corning Corporation

Get to know the available material options and how the materials will perform togethe...


Building Consensus: How to Approach Moisture in Your Next Project

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor

Moisture intrusion is one of the biggest painting contractor concerns, and it’s impor...


Challenges Encountered with In-Process Cleaning and Painting of Buildings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Get answers to questions regarding surface preparation, application and final thickne...


Durability Of Silicone-Based Flat Roof Coatings

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Roy Cannon, Pecora Corporation

Silicone polymers reportedly boast an edge over other polymeric roofing materials in ...


Moisture In CMUs: When Is It Safe To Paint?

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Zenith F. Czora, Crommelin

When it comes to concrete block, the successful coatings application often requires k...


News

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Suitable For Polish? Specifying A Finished Floor Surface

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by John Kazalonis, Consultant

Approaching the issues involved with polished concrete from the contractor’s point of...


Tackling Graffiti With Technology

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

An arsenal of weapons — from removal methods to coatings — is available to help clean...


2017 Building Envelope Resource Guide

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


Perspective

from D+D Print, Spring 2017


The Globalization of Facades:
Adding Complexity to Coating

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Russell Deane, AkzoNobel

A visitor to the La Défense business district of Paris is confronted with a series of...


Biosourced and Renewable Raw Materials

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by C. Lefevre, M. Wenkin, M.H. Delvaux, Coatings Research Institute (CoRI)

In the paint market today, the use of bio-based products creates new challenges for p...


International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


Standardizing Fire Protection Coatings

from PS Online Features, July 2015 ; by Bill Allen


Protecting Offshore Wind Farm Towers

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Hugues Dedeurwaerder, Coatings Research Institute

To ensure durability and corrosion protection in aggressive climates, the author disc...


The Effect of Different Heating Systems on Testing Cathodic Disbondment

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann and Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC

The authors discuss cathodic disbondment testing of fusion-bonded epoxy and three-lay...


Top of the News

from JPCL, February 2015

Free webinar on oil and gas industry available


Achieving Efficiencies with Coatings and Linings Work in Gulf Coast Environments

from JPCL, December 2014 ; by Ron Knecht, Regional Market Segment Director, Oil & Gas, North America, The Sherwin-Williams Company

This article will discuss the latest coating technologies that can overcome the chal...


Brush Up on Your Skills in SSPC 2015’s Workshops

from JPCL, December 2014


Enjoy Special Events, Awards at SSPC 2015

from JPCL, December 2014


Machinery Foundation Grouting: Performance Solutions that Challenge Movement

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Fred Goodwin & Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

This article explains apples-to-apples performance testing of different grout types i...


Oops, Wrong Paint!

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Rick A. Huntley, PCS, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

What Can Happen When the Service Environment Isn’t Characterized or the Wrong Coating...


Pipeline Field Joints: Exploring the Coating Technologies that Protect Against “Weak Links”

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Adam Wynne Hughes, Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd, UK

This article illustrates coating technologies used to protect the ends of pipe length...


Records of Work and Working Conditions

from JPCL, November 2014


Maintenance Painting Practices for Offshore Oil & Gas Structures: Part One

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by Mark B. Dromgool, KTA-Tator Australia Pty Ltd

This article, the first in a two-part series, focuses on the use of coatings to fight...


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

This article describes how intumescent coatings can achieve passive fire protection i...


Improving Polyurethane Pipe Coatings for Harsh Conditions

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Andreas aus der Wieschen, Matthias Wintermantel, Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience AG

This article describes polyurethane pipe coatings as a versatile product class that c...


In-Shop to Offshore: Shop Coating Steel for the Thornton Bank Wind Farm

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Ronny Van Poppel, Smulders Group

This article describes the shop coating processes used to coat steel jacket parts for...


Reinforced Storage Tank Linings: Advantages and Applications

from JPCL, August 2014 ; by Matthew Fletcher, International Paint Ltd.

The author explains the benefits of using different types of reinforced lining system...


On repairing polyurea coatings

from JPCL, August 2013


Polyurethane Coatings: A Brief Overview

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by Michael Praw, BASF Corporation

This article is the sixth installment of JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coatings types...


The “No Big Bang” Theory: An Introduction to Risk-Based Inspection Systems for Mitigating CUI in Process Equipment and Piping

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by Peter Bock, Capital Inspectors

This article describes using risk-based inspection (RBI) to detect and mitigate corro...


Waterborne Acrylics for Maintenance and Protective Coatings: Moving Beyond Light Duty

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

This article is the fifth installment in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coatings. The ...


Avoiding blistering and cratering in polyurethanes

from JPCL, May 2013

What causes blistering and crater formation in freshly applied polyurethane topcoats...


Developments in Zinc Primers for Corrosion Protection

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Pascal Verbiest, dr.sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

The author reviews the different types of zinc powders and how they are made, types a...


Exploring Marine Applications for Heat-Reflective Coatings

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Rob Portsmouth, Huntsman Pigments

This article describes the background of solar reflective coatings technology and dis...


Measuring Dry Film Coating Thickness According to SSPC-PA 2

from JPCL, April 2013 ; by William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article gives a brief review of the history of SSPC-PA 2 and describes the five ...


An introduction to the deterioration of concrete

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.


Cargo Tank Coatings - A Stressful Environment

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Trevor Parry, Coating Consultant, and Bill Woods, Marinspec Associates Ltd.

The authors identify some of the stresses that marine cargo tank coatings may face du...


Developments in Waterborne Thermal Insulation Coatings

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Sudhir Achar and Leo J. Procopio, The Dow Chemical Company

The authors describe their efforts to better understand the design, formulation, and ...


Formulating Polyureas: History and Advances

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Kevin Buck, Huntsman

This article discusses the basics of polyureas, including the history of polyurea dev...


Lessons from coating water and wastewater treatment structures

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Manuel Najar, PE, V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc., Oakland, CA


On sealing cracks in concrete

from JPCL, March 2013

What is the most effective practice for crack sealing in concrete to prevent water in...


Top of the News

from JPCL, March 2013


When a good idea goes bad

from JPCL, March 2013 ; by Rick Huntley, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor


Fluoropolymers for High- Performance Applications

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas

This article covers the basics of fluoropolymer coating systems, including a descript...


How coatings protect steel

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Robert Barnhart, retired from Devoe Coatings Co. (now International Paint LLC)


In Situ Pipeline Coating Process Passes Saudi Desert Test

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Baker S. Hammad, BSH Engineering Consultant Office

In this article, the author explains and breaks down the In Situ coating process step...


On smart coatings

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

What Are Smart Coatings?


 
 
   

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