Articles (730)


Coatings 101: Technology: A Primer for Newcomers and a Refresher for Seasoned Professionals

from JPCL, July 2022 ; by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL

The first installment in the Coatings 101 series, this article provides a basic overv...


New Water Tank Lining: Passing the Taste Test

from JPCL, August 2021 ; by Murray Heywood and John Sierzega, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine

Potable water storage tank lining systems face a number of tests before a tank can be...


The Future of Ship Painting, Part II: Specs, Standards, Inspections and More

from JPCL, August 2021 ; by Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group UK

In an effort to improve ship coating processes moving into the future, a November 202...


Development of a Test Method: Evaluating Nonskid Performance under Thermal Loading

from JPCL, November 2019 ; by Colton Spicer, Cameron Miller, Jimmy Tagert and John Wegand, Naval Research Laboratory; and Dr. Erick Alley, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Military performance specification, MIL-PRF-24667, governs the vetting and qualificat...


JPCL Anniversary Archives

from JPCL, November 2019


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...


What You Need To Know

from JPCL, November 2019


Decontaminating Nuclear Reactors with Removable Polyurea

from JPCL, October 2019 ; by Timothy Wedow, Master-Lee Energy Services Corp.

Why would anyone want a coating system to detach from the surface? This article descr...


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 ...


Righting the Ships: Coatings Come Through for U.S. Navy Vessels

from JPCL, September 2019 ; by JPCL Staff

SSPC presented two 2019 Structure Awards for recent coating work performed on two U.S...


Protecting Transmission Pipeline

from PaintSquare Press, Fall 2019 ; by Brian Goldie, Technology Publishing Company


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, August 2019


Large-Diameter Cooling Water Pipe and Penstocks: Selecting and Applying Linings

from JPCL, August 2019 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, KTA-Tator, Inc.

The installation of linings in large-diameter cooling pipes and penstocks is a major ...


SSPC News

from JPCL, August 2019


The Basics of Nuclear Safety-Related Coatings

from JPCL, April 2019 ; by David A. Hunter, PCS, Pond & Company, Inc.

In nuclear facilities, the term “safety-related” applies to systems, structures, comp...


Contractor Nails Landing on Hangar Floor Project

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2019 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC


Long-Term Corrosion Protection for Buried Pipelines: Cutting Cathodic Protection Cost with Non-Shielding Coatings

from JPCL, March 2019 ; by Dr. Jeffrey David Rogozinski, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

Buried transmission pipelines face a constant safety threat from corrosion. Pipeline ...


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...


Novel Isocyanate-Free Resins for One- and Two-Component Protective Coatings

from JPCL, February 2019 ; by Denis Heymans and Catherine Romanowska, Hexion Research Belgium; and Marcelo Herszenhaut, Hexion Inc.

Two-component polyurethane systems (2K PU) are the most widely used topcoats for high...


The Crude Truth About Lining Tanks for Oil Transport

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by Michael McGlamry, Hempel (USA), Inc.


Fight the Phenol: Baked Phenolic RailCar Linings for Extended Service

from JPCL, January 2019 ; by John Myers, Carboline Company

With more than 400,000 tank cars carrying raw materials, intermediate chemicals and f...


Snoozing Not Losing: Novel IMM Coatings with Increased Productivity for CUI Service

from JPCL, December 2018 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; Vijay Datta, MS; George Sykes; Graeme Ross and Ana Sanséau-Blanchard, M.Chem; AkzoNobel

This article focuses on a novel multi-polymeric matrix coating for corrosion under in...


New Commercial Products

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


Hull Fouling Protection Coatings and the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species

from JPCL, November 2018 ; by JPCL Staff

Fouling of vessels occurs naturally in the marine environment and if not controlled, ...


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...


The Effect of Caustic Soda Solutions on Fusion-Bonded Epoxy Coatings at High Temperatures

from JPCL, September 2018 ; by Hassan Al-Sagour and Mana Al-Mansour, Saudi Aramco

In the article, “Qualification Tests for High-Temperature FBE Coatings” in the July 2...


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, ...


Qualification Tests for High-Temperature FBE Coatings

from JPCL, July 2018 ; by Hassan Al-Sagour and Mana Al-Mansour, Saudi Aramco

As deeper gas wells have been discovered, gas is produced at higher temperatures than...


Selecting Coatings for Offshore Wind Farms

from JPCL, June 2018 ; by Anders Voldsgaard Clausen, Hempel A/S

Offshore wind farms require high-performance coatings that can protect the structures...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2018


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-...


New Products

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Put That in Your Pipeline

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Meeting Expectations When Selecting Concrete Rehabilitation Systems

from JPCL, February 2018 ; by Mike Dadik, P.E. S.E., Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Reinforced concrete has become a preferred building material for water storage and co...


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...


Focus On: FRPs for Bridges

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Gregg Blaszak, P.E., Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC


Thin-Film Coatings for Protecting Reinforced Concrete Bridge Elements

from JPCL, January 2018 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman Pedersen, Inc.; Derrick Castle, The Sherwin-Williams Company; and Theodore Hopwood II and Sudhir Palle, University Of Kentucky

Steel reinforced concrete bridge components are deteriorating prematurely, especially...


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Troy Fraebel, ABKaelin, LLC

Inspection of Field-Applied, Thin-Film Intumescent Paint


Moving Beyond the 25-Year Coating

from JPCL, December 2017 ; by Todd Williams and Ahren Olson, Covestro LLC, and Paul Vinik, Florida Department of Transportation

Zinc-rich primers have been well studied, yet specifying inorganic (IOZ) or organic z...


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2017


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...


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...


Case Study: Cargo Tank Coating Refurbishment

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by Alan Walker, Safinah Ltd.

The operators of seagoing vessels are only profitable when they’re carrying cargo and...


Comparing Fire Testing Standards

from JPCL, November 2017 ; by By Bob Glendenning, The Sherwin-Williams Company


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...


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...


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...


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...


From Pig Fat to Polysiloxane: A Brief History of Elevated Temperature Coatings for Exposed and CUI Service

from JPCL, October 2017 ; by Peter Bock, Performance Polymers LLC; James C. Reynolds, Performance Polymers BV

This article chronicles the evolution of el-evated temperature coatings from lard use...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Development of Corrosion Resistant 2- and 1-K Waterbased Zinc-Rich Paints

from JPCL, August 2017 ; by Kenichi Nakamura, Roval, Japan; and Pascal Verbiest, Ph.D, EverZinc, Belgium

This article explains the formulation and performance of a waterbased (WB) zinc-rich ...


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...


Successful Flooring Installation On Concrete: Beating The Odds

from JPCL, July 2017 ; by Fred Goodwin, Lori Proops and Richard First, BASF Corporation

The authors describe the many interrelated elements that must be simultaneously consi...


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 ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, July 2017


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2017


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 ...


D+D Material Selection Conference: Featured Sessions, Speakers

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Get a sneak peek of the curriculum for D+D’s upcoming Material Selection Conference. ...


The Nitty Gritty of Coating Selection: A Panel Discussion about Specific Coating Brands

from D+D In Depth, June 2017 ; by HAROLD HOWER, D+D IN DEPTH

Conference panelists are usually prohibited from sharing specific coating names and p...


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...


Bedeviled Bridges: An Answer to a National Scandal

from JPCL, May 2017 ; by Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, International Paint LLC, and
Glenn Hollins, Vision Integrity Engineering Ltd

The authors explore the performance of a high-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd coating t...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2017


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017: Coatings and Materials Preview

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

From sessions led by industry experts to exhibitors on the expo floor, coatings and r...


Color in Retail: Goals, Keys, Results

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BARBARA JACOBS, BARBARA JACOBS COLOR AND DESIGN

Paint color choices can play an important, intentional part in the design of a retail...


Registration Opens for First D+D Materials Selection Conference

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

Durability + Design’s inaugural Materials Selection Conference focuses on helping own...


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...


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...


Perspective

from D+D Print, Spring 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 ...


A Preservation Perspective on Coatings

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by DEBORAH SLATON, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES INC.

Coatings play a significant role in the rehabilitation of historic structures, with c...


Acceptance Testing for Coatings in Insulated Service

from JPCL, March 2017 ; by Michael F. Melampy, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

This article focuses on protective coatings as part of a three-pronged approach to pr...


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...


Key Considerations for Coating Metal Roofs

from D+D In Depth, March 2017 ; by STEVEN HEINJE, GAF

From cleaning to working with factory finishes, there are a number of issues to be aw...


Self-Healing Icephobic Coatings: The Promise of a New Pairing

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by STEPHANIE SHIRA, MYERS MIXERS

Self-healing coatings and icephobic coatings are among some of the newest functional ...


Understanding Standards: A Primer on Programs and Purpose

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

How does a method, material, or practice ultimately become the accepted standard? Thi...


Black vs. White and Everything in Between

from D+D In Depth, February 2017 ; by JARRETT B. DAVIS, HALL a/e/c PA

Is a white coating always the best choice for roofs? Not necessarily. In many cases, ...


Building Enclosure Coatings and Industry Trends: A Conversation with John Straube, RDH Building Science, University of Waterloo

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Lots of things have been changing … Frankly, the problem isn’t that we don’t have en...


Coating Concrete Floors and Other Concrete Substrates: A Conversation with Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We know how to build durable and economical structures using concrete, but lack of c...


Assuring and Controlling Quality: A Conversation with Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“We’re seeing an increased awareness of the importance of paint and water repellent o...


Color Science and Design for Commercial Interiors: A Conversation with Gillian C. Rose, Interior Design and Color Science Consultant

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Eighty percent of our visual perception comes from color, and if we’re not taught wh...


Decorative Painting: A Conversation with Jeff Greene, EverGreene Architectural Arts

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“The aesthetic quality — not just the quality of the materials — is what defines a cu...


Application of Two-Component Epoxy Intumescent Coatings for Passive Fire Protection

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Eric P. Rennerfeldt, Graco, Inc.

There is a growing demand to use plural-component proportioning equipment to spray 10...


Climate Control in Shipyards

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Don Schnell, Polygon US Corp

Along with changes in coating technology and application techniques has come a demand...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, February 2017


Duplex Coatings on Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Bridges

from JPCL, January 2017 ; by Bobby Meade, Greenman-Pedersen Inc.; and Sudhir Palle and Theodore Hopwood II, University Of Kentucky

Bridges have been historically designed for a theoretical 50-year service life but in...


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...


Polyurethane Pipeline Coatings: Do Changes in Appearance Indicate Changes in Performance?

from JPCL, February 2017 ; by Stuart G. Croll, Dr. Chunju Gu and Dr. Vinod Upadhyay, North Dakota State University; and Brent D. Keil, Northwest Pipe Company

Occasionally, construction delays can result in pipe sections remaining aboveground f...


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...


Selecting Coatings by Brand: A Novel SSPC Workshop

from D+D In Depth, January 2017 ; by Harold Hower, Contributing Editor, and Kenneth Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Coating suppliers have compelling data regarding how their brands compare to the comp...


Green Coatings from a Global Perspective

from JPCL, December 2016 ; by Don Futch, Jotun Paints, Inc.

This article describes what certifies the “greenness” of a coating, the variables tha...


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...


Adding ‘Polyurea’ To Your Coatings Vocabulary

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology

Polyurea is newer on the scene and features performance characteristics that other, t...


Coatings for ACM/MCM Panels: Types, Application and Testing

from D+D In Depth, December 2016 ; by James Moses, ALPOLIC Materials, Mitsubishi Plastics Composites America

Aluminum composite materials (ACM) support an inspiring variety of finishes and color...


Composite Coatings: Basics of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Pipe Repairs

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by David A. Hunter, Hunter Engineering Consulting, Inc.

The author describes the background and basics of composite fiber-reinforced polymer ...


Single-Component Polysiloxane Topcoat for Navy Surface Ships

from JPCL, November 2016 ; by Erick Iezzi and James Tagert, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

This article details a recently developed, novel moisture-curable, haze gray single-c...


Architectural Color: Branding in the Built Environment

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color exerts a powerful influence on consumer behavior. While many argue over its rol...


Building a Solid Foundation for Concrete Floor Coatings: A Guide to Inspection and Surface Preparation

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro LLC

An attractive, durable concrete floor coating requires methodical preparation before ...


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...


Let the Sun Shine! Coatings for Solar Technology

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology

Imagine generating free electricity just by painting a roof or a sunlit wall! While p...


The March of Technology: A Review of Recent Articles on Coatings and Related Materials

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder & Contributing Editor

Coatings and related construction material technologies develop at an uneven pace, on...


Unsuitable Spray Equipment = Unacceptable Results

from JPCL, October 2016 ; by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Talking the Talk at Greenbuild: How Manufacturers Describe Their Green Paint

from D+D In Depth, September 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder and Contributing Editor

The 2016 Greenbuild Expo will include 40 suppliers of paints, coatings and related eq...


Coating Evaluation Process for Municipal Manholes

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Bob Murphy, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

The author describes the evaluation protocol for coatings in aggressive sewer environ...


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 ...


Shop Coat Versus Field Coat: the Pros and Cons

from JPCL, September 2016 ; by Charles S. Brown, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

There seems to be a trend for bridge owners to believe that applying all three coats ...


The Buzz

from JPCL, September 2016


Moisture Testing and Moisture Surveys: Assessing Concrete Floors for Coating Readiness

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Brian O’Farrell, DP Coatings Ltd.

There are many ways moisture can affect concrete floor coatings but moisture testing ...


Tanks: The What, Where and Why of Coating System Selection

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Corp.

When selecting protective coatings for chemical storage tanks, various issues come in...


When Words Fail: Overlooking Spec Language Produces Poor Results

from JPCL, August 2016 ; by Peter Bock, CUI Specialist, Consultant


Transport

from JPCL, Industrial Beauty 2016 Special Issue


Design Solutions for the Vegas Strip

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Del Williams, Technical Writer

When it comes to custom water features, architectural decor and themed prop design, a...


The Invisible Menace: Antimicrobial Coatings to the Rescue

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

The USDA and several leading paint and powder-coating companies are working to fine-t...


New Advances in Epoxy Coatings for Marine Markets

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


Practical In-Plant Evaluation of Two FBE Abrasion-Resistant Overcoat Systems

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Emre Aksu, Borusan Mannesmann; Alan Kehr, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion LLC; and Matt Dabiri, Consultant

In this article, the authors illustrate a comparison between a new flexible version o...


The Effect of Surface Preparation on Coating Performance

from JPCL, July 2016 ; by Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corporation and Paul Slebodnick, James Tagert and James Martin, U.S. Naval Research Lab

This article describes a study of the effect of profile type, profile height, the ext...


Decorative Concrete Education and
the Quest for Quality

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Michael Hernandez, P.E. DBIA, Baker Concrete Construction

Decorative concrete requires many specialized skills not previously addressed in exis...


What Color is Your Green Paint?

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

Green building has grown from a specialty niche into a driving force within the archi...


Fire Drill: Coatings that Protect Commercial Buildings – and Save Lives

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Sean Younger and Jim Rippe, Carboline Company

In the event of a fire, steel’s load-bearing capacity diminishes as its core temperat...


Floor Coatings for Aggressive Environments

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Tom Murphy, VP Marketing LLC

Flooring and floor coatings are subject to more wear and exposure than any other inte...


Selecting Exterior Topcoats: Aesthetic and Performance Considerations

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Terry Wallace and Jennifer Gleisberg, Tnemec Company Inc.

When selecting coating systems for maximum protection and visual appeal, it’s importa...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


The Case for Retrofitting Building Envelopes

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Diana E. Hun, Ph.D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

At least half of U.S. commercial buildings have underperforming building envelopes, r...


Mitigating Moisture in Concrete and
Masonry Walls: A Guide to Coatings, Water Repellents and Sealants

from D+D In Depth, June 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber and Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

Mold, spalling and peeling coatings are some of the consequences of uncontrolled mois...


Materials and Coatings in Schools: Don’t Kids Have Enough to Worry About?

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Robert J. Kobet, LEED Faculty (Retired), and
Paula McEvoy, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

Interior finishes, furnishings and maintenance practices have a direct impact on the ...


From Drab to Daring:
The Explosion of Color in Coatings

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jeff Alexander, VP of Sales, Coil and Extrusion Division, Valspar

In the past, vibrant colors were seldom used for major construction projects, resulti...


Beautiful Floors, Fast: The Benefits of
Rapid-Setting Cement Products

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jose Ruiz, CTS Cement Manufacturing Corp.

Portland cement has long been the standard for concrete floors, but the material pres...


Coatings to Star at AIA Convention

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Coatings and coatings suppliers will figure prominently in the 2016 AIA convention, t...


Treating Exterior Concrete Walls with Coatings

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Ray Tombaugh, KTA-Tator Inc.

Coatings applied to exterior concrete walls improve aesthetics, isolate and protect t...


Using SSPC-Guide 20 for Successful Floor Coating Application

from JPCL, April 2016


Failure at the Jail

from JPCL, April 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Top of the News

from JPCL, April 2016


Rehabbing Concrete Floors:
Coat, Cover or Polish?

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Kevin J. Brown, RRO, and Terry Carroll, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

This article discusses floor finish options for concrete, typical problems that may b...


ACS Offers Coatings Sessions, Exhibits for Architectural Applications

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Architectural coatings received significant attention at both the American Coatings S...


All Silicones are Not Created Equal

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Gerald L.  Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation

Silicon-based technologies have advanced coatings innovation by improving the durabil...


Corrosion Protection in Maritime Environments: Assessing Systems for Offshore Structures

from JPCL, March 2016 ; by Günter Binder, Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW)

The author compares the accuracy of laboratory test results to that of long-term test...


From 3 Years of Aging to 3 Days: Generating
Interim Roof Ratings with Laboratory Aging

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Carolyn Richter, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed an accelerated weathering test of...


Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy

from JPCL, March 2016

Polysiloxanes and the U.S. Navy


Selecting Coatings for Hospitals by Service Area

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

The author describes criteria for selection of coatings in the variety of hospital fu...


ABAA Programs Solidify and Promote
Air Barrier Technology

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Ryan Dalgleish, ABAA

The Air Barrier Association of America has undertaken a number of initiatives over th...


Paint as a Powerful Tool in
Health-Care Settings

from D+D In Depth, March 2016 ; by Steve Revnew, Sherwin-Williams

For many people, paint is nothing more than a color on a wall. But when it comes to c...


Selecting Sealers and Coatings for
Decorative Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Chris Sullivan, ChemSystems Inc.

The question of what sealer or coating to use can be confusing. Unfortunately, there ...


Selecting Coatings for Spray Foam Roofing

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

The author explains the functions of roof coatings for various substrates, describes ...


Bad Vibes: Using Coatings to Eliminate Vortex-Induced Vibration of Riser Strings on Deep-Water Offshore Structures

from JPCL, February 2016 ; by Peter Bock

When the length of the riser piping on an oil production platform increases for struc...


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...


Roofing Expo Preview: Coatings Products

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Roof coating products for maintenance, rehabilitation and reflectivity were exhibited...


Not Your Father’s Stucco:
EIFS and Topcoat Systems

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Using Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) is now one of the leading ways to...


World of Concrete Preview: Floor Coatings

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Many exhibitors at this year's World of Concrete Show (Las Vegas, Feb. 1-5) will disp...


From Bond Breakers to Sealants:
Anathema to Painting of Concrete

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator Inc.

The author explains why bond breakers, form release agents, curing membranes and seal...


Two-Coat Polyaspartic Urethane Coatings Protect Virginia Steel Bridges For Over A Decade

from JPCL, January 2016 ; by Ahren Olson and Todd Williams, Covestro LLC; Mark Hudson, The Sherwin-Williams Company; C. Wayne Fleming, Virginia Department of Transportation

Over the past decade, more than 100 steel bridges in the state of Virginia have been ...


On Selecting Coatings for New Concrete

from JPCL, January 2016

Which factors are most important in selecting coatings for new concrete?


Liquid-Applied Flashing
Gains Traction in Construction

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Liquid-applied flashing for penetrations, seams, and rough openings in walls is findi...


Attention to Detail: Selecting and Using
Fluid-Applied Air Barriers

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Andrea Wagner, Dow Corning Corp.

Fluid-applied air barriers are user-friendly, but it is important to use the one most...


SSPC Commercial Coatings Progress Update

from D+D In Depth, January 2016 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc. and Commercial Coatings Committee Chair

The commercial coatings committees of SSPC have developed several guides and standard...


The Buzz

from JPCL, December 2015


Top of the News

from JPCL, December 2015


The Negative Influence of Fe2P Pigments on the
Anti-Corrosion Properties of Zinc Dust Primers

from JPCL, December 2015 ; by Pascal Verbiest, Dr. Sc., Umicore Zinc Chemicals

This article discusses testing carried out on zinc-rich primers where part of the zin...


Close Encounters of the Third "Crude-Oil" Kind

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph. D. and Vijay Datta, M.S., International Paint LLC

The authors compare and contrast the accelerated laboratory autoclave performance of ...


Final Free Webinars of 2015 Offered in December

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


Nontoxic Barnacle Antifouling

from JPCL, November 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

Producing surfaces with high resistance to marine fouling and a high level of barnacl...


On Coating of Dissimilar Metals in Storage Tanks

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


Addressing a $12B Problem:
Coatings Made to Combat Graffiti

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jeff Alexander, Valspar

Over the last three years, graffiti-based vandalism has grown significantly in the Un...


Decorative Spray-Texture Overlays:
The Most Bang for the Buck

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Frank Lewis, Sundeck Products Inc.

The world of decorative concrete overlays is populated by a number of amazing systems...


A Resilient Floor That Lost its Shine

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


The Buzz

from JPCL, October 2015

New Coatings Stay Dry Underwater


Diagnosing Failure in Fireproofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA Tator Inc.

The project specification for a recent building addition at a pharmaceutical manufact...


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 2

from JPCL, September 2015 ; by Chrissy M. Stewart, PCS; Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor; KTA-Tator, Inc.


Advanced Paints Help Improve IAQ

from D+D Online Features, August 2015 ; by Fallyn Flaherty-Earp and Paul Doll, The Dow Chemical Company

Developing innovative high-performance paints and coatings requires raw material supp...


Balancing Practicality, Cost and the Environment in Anti-Fouling Coating Development - Kellie Seetho, Texas A&M University

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


Basics of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by Fred Goodwin and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Corrosion in reinforced concrete has been an issue since it was first introduced and ...


Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

from JPCL, August 2015 ; by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Harnessing the Power of Coating Technology - Huaping Xiao, China University of Petroleum

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


Leading a Path to Success - Kristin Leonard, Bechtel Group

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


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...


Solving Market Challenges - Ahren Olson, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


True Detective - Chrissy Stewart, KTA-Tator, Inc.

from JPCL, Coatings Professionals: The Next Generation 2015 Special Issue


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...


Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic for Pipelines

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Xu Huanhui, CYG Changyuan New Materials Company, Shenzhen, China

The author explains how coupled with the appropriate application and quality control ...


International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


Running a Tight Ship: UHP Waterjetting and Surface-Tolerant Coatings in Newbuilding Applications

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Nuno Cipriano, Ultrablast Lassarat Ltd., Brazil

This article describes how these combined technologies in newbuilding projects can pr...


The straws that broke the camel’s back

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


Standardizing Fire Protection Coatings

from PS Online Features, July 2015 ; by Bill Allen


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...


Problems with galvanizing

from JPCL, June 2015 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


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...


Liquid-Applied Waterproofing Membrane for Bridge Decks

from JPCL, May 2015 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Joseph Haydu, CEO, and Jonathan Haydu, Bridge Preservation LLC

This article describes the use of liquid applied waterproofing membrane as a method o...


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...


On filling voids in concrete

from JPCL, April 2015


Avoiding Slip-and-Fall Hazards

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Danny Jones and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

A walkway audit will help you to assess the slip resistance of your flooring surfaces...


Cool Customers

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Francesca Crolley, Industrial Nanotech, Inc.

Energy-saving roof coatings tech evolves to include factory-applied options.


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.


Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

The history of polished concrete brings lessons of quality control and illuminates a ...


A Resinous Floor for Every Purse and Purpose

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Jon C. Lattin, Corrosion Technology Systems Inc., and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Get up to speed on polymer resin flooring systems, materials and performance.


Air Barriers Showcase

from D+D Print, March 2015


Concrete Floor Coating Challenges

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Dave Lick, Paint Quality Assurance Inspector

Peeling paint reveals a coating system failure in a commercial hallway.


Profiles in Exterior Surfaces

from D+D Print, March 2015


The Cure for Wood Floors

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Charles A. Gambino and Bob Wade, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Lab and field work explore the performance of site-applied UV-cured coatings as a ren...


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Market: A Simplified Approach to Formulating for High-Temperature and High-Pressure Applications

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Andrew Recker, BASF

This article explores the significant impact that formulation additives can have on i...


Combatting Rudder Erosion with Cavitation-Resistant Coating

from JPCL, March 2015 ; by Hee-Baek Lee, Chung-Seo Park, Seong-Mo Son, Kyung-Jin Park

In an effort to determine the best solution for mitigating cavitation erosion of rudd...


Failure of a coated concrete floor

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


Preventing CUI With Thermal-Spray Metal Coating

from JPCL, February 2015 ; by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, LLC

The author describes the use of thermal-spray aluminum coatings for preventing corros...


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...


Building in Versatility and Durability

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

Wood is one of our most used and adaptable building materials — staining, coating and...


Golden Bells

from D+D Print, February 2015


Innovations in Elastomeric Acrylic Roof Coatings

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Arthur Kravchenko, Vicki Demarest and George Daisey, The Dow Chemical Company

Improvements in acrylic latex technology reflect the future of acrylic polymers.


International Roofing Expo

from D+D Print, February 2015

A Preview from the Exhibit Hall


Keeping Coatings in the Game

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Michael P. Reina, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Testing at five major-league baseball stadiums offers insights into paint performance...


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

Readers share advice on judging substrate characteristics prior to coating applicatio...


The Case for SPF

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Mason Knowles, Mason Knowles Consulting LLC

Spray polyurethane foam can improve building envelope performance, but is no magic cu...


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...


FEVE Technology for Higher Performance Coating Systems on Bridges

from JPCL, January 2015 ; by Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc.

This article describes fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin technology for bridge ...


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...


Profiles in Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

Three decorative projects showcase concrete in the service of recreation.


State of the Industry 2015

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Amy Woodall

Executives delve into the challenges and opportunities for the year ahead.


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...


Liquid vs. Powder: A Comparative Review of Fluoropolymer Coatings

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Scott Moffatt, PPG Industries

What does the next generation of powder coatings mean for architectural applications ...


Gaining Traction: Low VOC and Sprayable Siloxane Non-Skid/Non-Slip Coating

from JPCL, November 2014 ; by Erick Iezzi, James Tagert, James Martin, Paul Slebodnick and John Wegand U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering

This article details the development and testing of a sprayable siloxane, non-skid co...


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...


Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

from D+D Print, November 2014


Over-the-Top Performance

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Frank Lewis, SUNDEK Decorative Concrete Products

For decorative concrete overlays that perform, avoid these ‘wrong turns.’


Taking the Measure of Polished Concrete

from D+D Print, November 2014 ; by Christopher Bennett, Husqvarna

A new standard may hold the key to uniformity in polished concrete floors.


Reader Response

from D+D Print, October 2014


The Color of Durability

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Mark M. Ryan Jr., The Shepherd Color Company

Today’s high-tech pigments provide value beyond aesthetics.


On removing thick-film elastomeric floor coatings

from JPCL, September 2014


Passive Fire Protection: Intumescent Coatings

from JPCL, September 2014 ; by JPCL Staff

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


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September 2014

Whether you're coating walls or stripping them, building new or restoring the histori...


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...


Maximizing Shipbuilding Production by Modernizing Facilities & Processes

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Katie Urbas, Planning Supervisor — Blast, Paint, General, and Temporary Services, General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard began to transform the way that it produced ships in...


Qualifying Coatings for NASA Launch Facilities

from JPCL, The Facility Owner's Perspective 2014 Special Issue; by Dr. Mark R. Kolody, Jerome P. Curran and Dr. Luz Marina Calle, NASA Corrosion Technology Laboratory

This article discusses the test protocol required for coating systems to be included ...


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...


A Case of Hazing

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

A mysterious white film discolors an architectural block building.


Beating Bugs with Biocides

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Scott A. Brown, Lonza

To develop or specify effective hygienic coatings, understand the antimicrobial agent...


Healthy Coatings for Schools: An Industry Grows Up

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Robert J. Kobet, AIA, LEED Faculty, The Kobet Collaborative

A green building pioneer shares lessons learned in a career that evolved with the mov...


Stirring Up Hope

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


Striking Out Graffiti

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

To select the right coating for the job, consider the level of protection, cleaning m...


Acrylic Coatings: Not Just Paint

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by George Daisey, The Dow Chemical Co.

More than a go-to finish coat, acrylics offer excellent protection for the building e...


Air Barriers: Fluid-Applied or Self-Adhered?

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by John Chamberlin, Sto Corp., and Peter Barrett, Cosella-Dörken Products Inc.

Experts argue the cases for designers weighing the pros and cons.


Cooler Than Cool Roofs

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Hashem Akbari, Ph.D., Concordia University

Next-gen coatings will be cool to the touch, more durable and as beautiful as any st...


Hull Coatings and Fuel Efficiency: Recent Developments

from JPCL, July 2014 ; by Brian Goldie and Dan Mobbs, JPCL Europe

Antifouling coatings can increase fuel efficiency by reducing frictional resistance. ...


News

from D+D Print, July 2014


Practical Beauty

from D+D Print, July 2014


Simply Water-Resistant Windows

from D+D Print, July 2014 ; by Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand

A builder finds a simple approach is best for preventing leaks at rough openings.


Field Application of Foul-Release Coating

from JPCL, June 2014 ; by Sang Ki Chi, Seung Hyun Kim, and Byung Wan Kim Institute of Industrial Technology, Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

To capitalize on the environmental and cost benefits of employing silicone foul-relea...


IOZ : OZ

from JPCL, June 2014

What are the significant performance differences between an inorganic zinc primer (e...


Avoiding Fading Paint

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Uneven paint at a retail store offers lessons for specifying high-performance paint.


Fighting Fire with Fire Protectives

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Modern intumescents have advanced significantly in both fire performance and aestheti...


Technology, Ideas Frame First-Ever D+D Conference and Exhibition

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Historic hotel hosts design, construction conference.


Bridge Coating Performance: Two-Coat vs. Three-Coat Systems

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by Shameem A. Khan, Maryland State Highway Administration

The author describes the results of various performance tests to determine whether tw...


Saponification: from paint to the grave

from JPCL, May 2014 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Why New Coatings Fail on Old Concrete Floors

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

From testing to application, shortcuts aren’t an option.


Cool Roofs, Hot Paybacks?

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

While warm, sunny climates will see fastest returns, in most cases cool roofs make ec...


Exhibitor Showcase

from D+D Print, April 2014


Retrofit Put to the Test

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, NCARB, CDT, and Joshua T. Hogan, E.I.T., CDT, Gale Associates Inc.

Testing shows where a building envelope retrofit succeeds and where opportunities rem...


Sustainable Coatings: Shifting the Paradigm

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Steven Danielpour, HOK

New technologies and processes will help deliver the innovations needed to respond to...


Are We Sealing the Right Walls in Buildings?

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D, P.Eng.

It’s time to return to compartmentalization, says the dean of North American building...


Raw Advantage

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Cynthia A. Challener, Ph.D.

Advanced, high-performing architectural coatings start with innovative ingredients: a...


Resin rEVOLUTION

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Skip Gregorevich and Vincent Genova, Kalcor Coatings Co.

A new breed of waterborne PVDF coatings is born.


The Mettle of Metal

from D+D Print, March 2014 ; by Gary Henry

A PVDF-coated aluminum exterior shrugs off weather at the Atlanta Airport.


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...


Power tool cleaning

from JPCL, February 2014


Coatings Up on the Roof

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Selecting a good roof coating depends on an understanding of the roof to be coated, i...


Titans of the Abyss: Polyurethane, Polyurea, and Hybrid Lining Technology

from JPCL, January 2014 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC

This article is focused primarily on very fast-cure, solvent-free polyurethanes, poly...


Avoiding Flooring Failures: 10 Things You Need to Know

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Emily R. Hopps, P.E., and Peter E. Nelson, P.E., Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Plan ahead for an on-budget, on-schedule success.


Continuous Insulation for Code-Compliant Walls

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Jay H. Crandell, P.E., ARES Consulting

Consider these factors when specifying CI for high performance.


Hardware Store Gets Hard-Wear Floor

from D+D Print, January 2014 ; by Gary Henry

An old floor looks to a new technology for a permanent coating.


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 ...


Assessing the Technology of Architectural Coatings

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Harold Hower

Six industry leaders offer their views on the state of architectural coatings, from h...


Cold Steel, Hot Zinc

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Melissa Lindsley, American Galvanizers Association, and Joseph Langemeier, AZZ Galvanizing Services

Hot-dip galvanizing has long been a corrosion-control mainstay for steel in the const...


Of Rain and Roof and River

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gary Henry

A case study shows how the green roof on a Jersey City apartment building lowers sewa...


Picture This!

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Gary Henry

Green Roofs on the Empire State Building


Preparing Concrete for Rapid Coating Application

from D+D Print, December 2013 ; by Fred Goodwin, FICRI, FACI, and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Fast-drying concrete mixtures and construction practices can help slash downtime and ...


Laboratory Evaluation of Metalized Coatings for Use on Reclamation Infrastructure

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Dr. David Tordonato, P.E., and Dr. Allen Skaja, P.C.S., U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the use of metalizing, or thermal spray coating (TSC) application...


On ballast water treatments and coatings

from JPCL, November 2013

Do water treatment processes to stop the transfer of invasive marine species in balla...


Understanding the Basics of Chemical-Resistant Polyesters and Vinyl Esters

from JPCL, November 2013 ; by Gary Hall, Consultant

This article, the eighth in JPCL’s 2013 series on generic coating types, describes th...


Avoiding Air Barrier Pitfalls

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Brian H. Neely, AIA, CDT, CBST, and Robert F. Mimmo, CBST, Gale Associates Inc.

When sub-trade activities are not in sync with air barrier requirements, installation...


Concrete Flooring: Polished or Coated?

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Gina R. Johnson

Experts go head to head, describing where each treatment shines.


Taking the Pain Out of Stains

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Primers can make or break a project, but perhaps their most valuable role is in block...


2013 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2013 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2013 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,400 recommendations for ...


Coatings + Materials Buying Guide AND Tools + Equipment Buying Guide

from D+D Print, September/October 2013

From air/vapor barriers to wood coatings, stains and finishes, you’ll find a comprehe...


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...


The Role Linings Play in Manhole Rehabilitation

from JPCL, September 2013 ; by Kevin Morris, The Sherwin-Williams Company

In this article, the author explains how corrosion occurs in sewer collection systems...


On repairing polyurea coatings

from JPCL, August 2013


Paint & Coatings—Where Are We Now?

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL


Performance Continues To Be Focus of SSPC Coating Standards

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by The JPCL Staff


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...


Regulations in Coatings Work: Key Developments Over 30 Years

from JPCL, Three Decades of Change in the Coatings Industry 2013 Special Issue; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, ABKaelin, LLC


Tips on In-service Inspection of Offshore Passive Fire Protection

from JPCL, August 2013 ; by David Hunter, Mascoat, and Kevin Turpin, PK Technology


Top of the News

from JPCL, August 2013


Graffiti Costs and Cleanup: How Coatings Can Help

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Alan Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Graffiti-removal costs put a significant strain on both government and private budget...


Laboratory and Field Testing Of Thin-Film Air Barrier Coatings Applied To CMU

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Kevin Knight, Retro-Specs Ltd.

Air barriers have become a means of reducing energy consumption, decreasing mold clai...


Top of the News

from JPCL, July 2013


Understanding Vinyl Ester and Epoxy Tank Lining Properties for Power Plants: Tips for Owners

from JPCL, July 2013 ; by Jeff Stewart, ITW Polymers Coatings North America

This article gives an overview of the key features needed for vinyl ester and epoxy t...


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 ...


When an IOZ fails the MEK test

from JPCL, July 2013

What action should be taken if an inorganic zinc (IOZ) fails the MEK test?


Intumescent Casting Technology Takes The Heat

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Bill Dempster, International Fire Protection, North America

Behind schedule and at the mercy of Mother Nature, the decision was made to use epoxy...


Paint + Rust

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by V.C. Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Corrosion happens. Here’s how coatings work to prevent it.


Selecting Polysiloxane Topcoats

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by "Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation"

The author examines the differences between traditional three-coat coating systems an...


What’s Up With Cool Roof Coatings?

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC

This article presents the “Top 10 Facts about Cool Roof Coatings” from an industry ex...


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...


The contractor who almost got floored

from JPCL, May 2013 ; by Raymond S. Tombaugh, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, PCS, Series Editor


Contractor Directory

from D+D Print, May 2013

The 2013 annual directory of commercial and architectural painting contractors includ...


Specifying Architectural and Industrial Coatings For Commercial Architecture

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by John C. Williams, HOK

Commercial architecture includes a wide variety of buildings and spaces, with an equa...


An introduction to how coatings protect concrete

from JPCL, April 2013 ; by Charles H. Holl and Scott A. O’Connor

This month, we will briefly review the composition of concrete and why we coat it. We...


Elastomeric Acrylic Coatings for Use on Commercial Structures

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Leo Procopio, Linda Adamson, George Daisey, and Joseph Rokowski, The Dow Chemical Company

Elastomeric acrylics are often thought of as an “all-purpose” class when it comes to ...


Energy Performance Of Air Barrier Systems

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Diana Hun and Andre Desjarlais, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The authors explain mid-study, energy performance data compiled during field research...


Failure Analysis: When Metal Roof Coatings Fail

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.

The author describes a field and laboratory investigation of a premature failure of a...


Peaks and Valleys: Coating a Metal Roof

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

A garden of rust had bloomed across the peaks and valleys of the manufacturing facili...


The Achilles Heel of Single-Wythe CMU

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Kevin J. Brown and Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Moisture-intrusion is the leading cause of paint problems on CMU. While the signs may...


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...


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


Ask The Scientist: Dry Spray

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by VC Bud Jenkins, Coatings Scientist Consulting Services

Dry spray is ugly and can be time-consuming to remove. In his debut D+D column, Jenki...


Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Frank Apicella and Fred Goodwin, Concrete Flooring Moisture Issues: Minimization, Evaluation, and Mitigation,BASF Construction Chemicals

Sometimes described as a hard sponge, concrete can be problematic to coat. This artic...


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...


Framing Architectural Polyurethane Coatings

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Polyurethane coating technology has transformed our structural world. In this article...


Painting Concrete

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Burt Olhiser, Vantage Point Consulting

Olhiser describes the hidden pitfalls, as well as the potential, practical, solutions...


Test Method Development for Improved Laboratory Accelerated Weathering of High-Performance Coatings

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

As this article shows, methods for accelerated weather testing for high-performance c...


Tiffany Metalwork Relies On High-Performance, Environmentally Safe Coating System

from D+D Print, January/February 2013 ; by Vince Casmirri and Kurt Wood, Arkema

The authors explain how state of-the-art coatings technology is helping to preserve t...


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)


On smart coatings

from JPCL, February 2013 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

What Are Smart Coatings?


Show Preview

from JPCL, February 2013


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 ...


Formulating Options for Polysiloxanes

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation

The author describes the development, properties, and uses of siloxane resins, with a...


Innovative Coating Systems for Steel Bridges: A Review of Developments

from JPCL, January 2013 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Stan Walker, Terry Wiseman, Peter Roberts, and Norb Repman, International Paint LLC

The authors summarize several advances in bridge coating systems made mainly over the...


News

from JPCL, January 2013


SSPC Honors Authors for Excellence

from JPCL, January 2013


Ask the Scientist: Dry Spray

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

The professional painter has to make jobs work under a variety of conditions, some of...


Developing a High-Performing Coating For Weathered TPO Roofing

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013 ; by Joe Rokowski

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofs have been popular in the United States since the...


Product Technologies: Greener, More Multifunctional

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

A review of product introductions over the last 18 months yields two main conclusions...


Performance and Promise: Recent Coating and Material Research

from D+D Online Features, January 2013 DD 2013

During the last two years, numerous articles and news stories have appeared in D+D...


Commercial Coatings Set For Gains at SSPC 2013

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

The SSPC Commercial Coating Committee has made significant progress on its ambitious ...


Coatings, Specifications, and the Bible

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012 ; by Allen Zielnik

Walter Scarborough, a fellow contributing editor to Durability + Design and a ...


Architectural Coatings: State of the Technology

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012

Durability + Design asked leaders from a cross-section of the coatings industr...


The Next Step in Solar Reflectance Testing for Roofing Products

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012 ; by Matthew Lendzinski and Joseph Rokowski

When it comes to roofing, after expected service life of individual products, the mos...


Hull Resistance Management in the New Era of Ship Energy Efficiency

from JPCL, November 2012 ; by Johnny Eliasson, ABS

The author describes, in general terms, why hull resistance to biofouling and its man...


Enduring Impressions: Historic Architectural Concrete Panels

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently established a new outdoor community sp...


Coating System Concerns For Single-Wythe CMU Construction

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Ken Trimber

Within a 20-mile radius of your home, you have seen one or more Big Box stores, strip...


A Green Roofing Report Card

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process is a v...


LEEDing the Way to Green Roofing

from D+D Online Features, October 2012 ; by Jen Kramer

Imagine going to school in a building where the classroom itself is an integral part ...


How CAS Training Fits into Shop Painting in the Future

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters Inc.

The author discusses how the SSPC Coating Application Specialist (CAS) training is th...


Protecting Scrubbers in Power Plants: How History Stacks Up

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Gary Hall, Sauereisen, Inc.

This article elaborates on the trends and materials of protection in fossil fuel-fire...


The Protective Coatings Specialist and Polyurea: The Sequence of Events

from JPCL, September 2012 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates LLC

This article discusses developments in polyurea technology as well as the importance ...


Case Study: Roof Coatings Flunk Out

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Cynthia L. O’Malley

Premature coating problems on the standing seam roofs of two school buildings were an...


Intumescents & Interiors: Function Meets Aesthetics

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Allen Zielnik

There is, perhaps, no functional coating type that can have a greater impact than thi...


Keeping the Shine: Training in Maintaining Polished Concrete Floors

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Hellooooo! Is anybody listening? Too often, I hear myself saying that when, fo...


When ‘Good Enough’ Suddenly Won’t Cut It: Coatings Technology Faces Challenges in the Healthcare Environment

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Steven Reinstadtler

There is an expensive problem in the high-risk environment of health-care infrastruct...


Trial by Fire: Water-Resistive Barriers Must Now Pass Burn Test

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Gary Henry

If you’re designing the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV constru...


Influence of UHP Waterjetting on Shop-Primed Steel in New Construction, Part 3

from JPCL, August 2012 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale de I’Armement; and Nathalie Le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute

In this article, the authors describe the third and final part of a study that involv...


The Quest for a Quantum Leap

from D+D Online Features, August 2012 ; by Joe Maty

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several partners in the ...


Concrete Infrastructure Protection: Trends and Solutions

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

from JPCL, July 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Salon-Floor Makeover

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

Getting the look of a slate floor, and quickly, on top of a patchwork of old and newl...


Why Gamble? Casino Likes Odds with Bet on Waterproofing System

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

The Jersey Shore has arrived. That is, the luxury mega-casino portion. Several new pr...


Formula for Success: With SPF Applications, Quality Assurance is King

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Kevin J. Brown, KTA-Tator Inc.

A combination of economic drivers and technical advances has driven the development o...


Concrete Solutions: Coatings Answers for a Highly Complex Substrate

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel

Concrete substrates can present challenges for successful application of coatings, a ...


Sustainability in Coatings: A Review of Recent Reports

from JPCL, June 2012 ; by Brian Goldie

The author summarizes several presentations related to future raw material supplies f...


The Air-Barrier Age: Building Codes Drive Airtightness Imperative

from D+D Online Features, June 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

The debate over air barriers is over. There’s no argument: airtightness is essential...


Relining Potable Water Tanks: Research and Field Work

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by R.A. Francis, Ph.D., Aurecon; G. Mattioli, Mattioli Bros.; and S. Smith, Melbourne Water

The authors discuss the issues involved in selecting a tank lining that provides the ...


The case of…October showers bring November rust spots

from JPCL, May 2012 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.


Maintenance Matters: Debunking the Myths about Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, May 2012 ; by Gary Henry

Despite plenty of information to the contrary in the marketplace, two wrong ideas abo...


Decorative Concrete: Good Looks, Performance—and Untapped Potential

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

Decorative concrete has been seen has a growing segment of the concrete industry for ...


Enforcing Regulations in Steel Fabrication and Coating Shops

from JPCL, April 2012 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article is part of the JPCL’s Top Thinker series. The article focuses on OSHA re...


Developments in Raw Materials for Coatings

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Cynthia Challener, Ph.D.


Field Performance of Polysiloxanes

from JPCL, March 2012 ; by Lee Wilson, Consultant

In the article, the author gives his perspective on the field performance of polysilo...


‘Green’ Currency: Retrofit, New-Building Projects Deliver High-ROI Upside

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

The path to achieving “green” or “sustainable” objectives in design, construction and...


Restoration Role Powers the Sustainability Prowess of Reflective Roof Coatings

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Bob Brenk and Jayson L. Helsel

Field-applied, solar-reflective coatings offer a powerful sustainability option for t...


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of a...


Inorganic vs. Organic Zinc Primers for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, February 2012 ; by Massimo Cornago, Consultant

The author describes the approach of one oil company in the selection of different co...


When Undercover Agents Can't Stand the Heat: Coatings in Action and the Netherworld of Corrosion Under Insulation

from JPCL, February 2012 ; by Dr. Mike O'Donoghue, Vijay Datta, MS, Dr. Adrian Andrews, Sean Adlem, and Matthew Giardina, International Paint, LLC; Nicole de Varennes, CET, Linda G.S. Gray, MSc, and Damien Lachat, RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.; and Bill Johnson, AScT, Acuren Group Inc.

This article reports on research into coatings primarily for the undercover realm of ...


Information Underload: Presenting the Argument for Product Standards

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

A significant deficiency exists in the world of architectural paints and coatings tha...


Concrete Maintenance - Maintain to Sustain

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Fred Goodwin, BASF Corp., Construction Chemicals

In this inaugural article of JPCL's 2012 Top Thinkers: The Clive Hare Honors series, ...


Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

from JPCL, January 2012 ; by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on c...


SSPC Gives Guidance on Protective Coating Specifications

from JPCL, January 2012

This article is a summary of an SSPC report, "Preparing and Using Protective Coating ...


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


Crunching the Numbers on Polished Concrete, Other Flooring Types

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

Polished concrete has gained a great deal of traction in design and construction, tha...


Silicate Chemistry’s Storied History—and 21st Century Relevance

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Murals on the facades of buildings in San Angelo, Texas, a lighthouse on the coast of...


New Barrier on the Block? Making the Case for Coatings on CMU

from D+D Online Features, January 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Could conventional paint and coatings products, applied at quite conventional film th...


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...


Flooring Formulas: A Primer on Selecting, Using Resinous Systems

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete floors are quite common in commercial, industrial, institutional, and other ...


A Hard Assignment: Getting a Good Read on Moisture in Concrete

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber

Water is good for taking a swim, floating a boat, boiling an egg, or washing the car.


Evaluating Coatings to Control Zebra Mussel Fouling

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by Allen Skaja, Ph.D.; and David Tordonato, Ph.D. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The authors discuss the Bureau of Reclamation’s second year of testing coatings to co...


Retention of Pre-Construction Primers During Shipbuilding

from JPCL, November 2011 ; by J. Peter Ault, PE, PCS, Elzly Technology Corporation

The author describes research on retaining inorganic zinc pre-contruction primers (PC...


Mixing Oil and H2O: The Adaptable Alkyd Takes to the Water

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Allen F. Zielnik

In the dating scene, it is is often said that “oil and water don’t mix,” but then, it...


Roof-Coatings Study Builds Knowledge Base on Performance Questions

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Walter Scarborough

The vast majority of research that takes place in the design and construction industr...


2011 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2011 ; by the JPCL Staff

The 2011 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 5,200 recommendations for ...


Getting it Right: Treating the Headache of Water in Concrete/Masonry Walls

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete and masonry materials occupy a prominent position in contemporary commercial...


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in ...


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to g...


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Making Paint Stick to Weathered Wood

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by V.C. Bud Jenkins

Painting over weathered wood essentially involves the same processes and procedures a...


Finding cures for repairing buried wastewater structures

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Stephen M. Wierzchowski


How Coatings Perform over Waterjetting in New Construction

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Philippe Le Calvé, DCNS, France; Jean-Pierre Pautasso, Direction Générale pour I’Armement, France; and Nathalie le Bozec, French Corrosion Institute, France

The authors report on the performance of commonly used paint systems for the protecti...


The Shop-Coated Pipeline That Cracked

from JPCL, September 2011 ; by Valerie D. Sherbondy, Senior Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc., and Richard A. Burgess, Series Editor, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this F-Files, the author investigates what went wrong when a fusion-bonded epoxy ...


Sentinels of Safety: Fire-Resistive Systems Stand Ready to Serve

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Walter Scarborough

Paint, coatings and related materials can play a pivotal role in helping to protect b...


Harnessing Concrete’s Unpredictable Persona: The Polishing Challenge

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Steven H. Miller

Variety is the spice of concrete. It is not a uniform material, and decorative-concre...


An Epic Tale: The Story of the Monumental Effort to Restore NY Landmark

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Gary Henry

There's something grand about every high-profile restoration project, but at Shepard ...


Hot Topic, Cool Concepts: Efficiency Mandate Drives Building-System Advances

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Allen F. Zielnik

Some Like it Hot, the classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy declared. The plot may have th...


Rethinking Recycling: Cal Poly Project Charts New Processing Route

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Brian Brake, Fanny Moo and V.C. Bud Jenkins

House paint is being recycled for many reasons. The first, and probably the best, rea...


Resourceful Design: Pine Felled by Beetle Lives on in Science Center

from D+D Online Features, June 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Avon, Colo.—known as the “Heart of the Valley”—offers not just breathtaking views of ...


With ‘Sexy’ Spin, Recycled Paint Business Turns Heads in California

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

A San Diego-based boutique supplier of decorative plaster has recently embarked on a ...


A Real Grind: Concrete Polishing ‘101’ Offers Multiple Rewards

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Just a few blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s nonprofit “Rocketo...


From alkyds to polysiloxanes: A review of bridge coatings

from JPCL, May 2011 ; by Chris McMillan, International Paint, LLC


News

from JPCL, May 2011


On measuring WFT to predict DFT

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


Going (Anti)Viral: Coatings Chemistries Take on the Microbe

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Allen Zielnik

The common belief that “paint can make you sick” has certainly spurred the developmen...


Wall Assembly on Trial: The Evidence Supports Case for Design Verification

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Some version of the sad-but-true story that follows is a scenario that happens all th...


Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose f...


Potential Risks of Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Ballast Tank Coatings

from JPCL, April 2011 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

This article reviews presentations made at a one-day workshop in London organized by ...


Southern Nevada Water Authority tests linings for transmission pipe

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


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Tricky Terrain-The Brave New World of Zero-VOC Colorants

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by V.C. "Bud" Jenkins

It is always easy for someone to say that the guy over there should be doing a better...


Warning: Powder Coatings Zone

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Walter R. Scarborough

The mere mention of powder coatings elicits a wide variety of responses from the stak...


All Hands on Deck to Chart Crucial Mission: Effective Waterproofing

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Russell Snow

Waterproofing of a structure constitutes an essential component in long-term durabili...


Concrete-Dyeing Project Cooks up New Look for ‘Fudds’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

Renovating a functioning restaurant can present a daunting assignment—not to mention ...


Ritual and Renewal at Desert Pilgrimage Believers Call ‘World’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Shawn Wardall

Our annual pilgrimage known as The World of Concrete, or to diehards and true believe...


New Possibilities for Polyurethanes: Waterbornes on Metal

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Margaret Kendi, Pete Schmitt and Raymond Stewart

Material-science advancements in one-component (1K) water-borne urethane coatings hav...


‘Mini-B,’ Pint-Size Passive House, Opens to Big Buzz

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The Passive house “Mini-B” is fascinating on two fronts.


Green Business Model: Mich. Paint Maker Offers New Spin on Recycling

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

Post-consumer paint disposal can generate environmental headaches, but a paint and co...


From the Paint Lab: Paint Color Often Just Fades Away…But Does it Have to?

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

When paint fades uniformly, people don’t usually notice. There’s little or no noticea...


FHWA: Bridge Coating Study Yields Preliminary Test Results

from JPCL, January 2011 ; by Pradeep Kodumuri, SES Group & Associates, and Seung-Kyoung Lee, Federal Highway Administration, Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

The authors present an overview of the work plan and first data sets collected from ...


Hybrid Coatings in the North Sea Offshore

from JPCL, December 2010 ; by Anders Braekke, Jotun A/S

The author discusses some of the reasons for adhesion failure in polysiloxane product...


Understanding Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primers and Specifications

from JPCL, December 2010 ; by Dr. Ilhan Ulkem and Mike Winter, Worldwide Protective Coatings, International Paint, LLC/AkzoNobel, Inc.

In this article, the authors summarize problems manufacturers and end users encounter...


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Chill in the Air Can Drive a Paint to Craze

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

The label on most water-borne house paints usually says something like, “Don’t apply ...


Concrete Artistry: Exploring the World of ‘Liquid Stone’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Shawn Wardall

Concrete has been around for thousands of years, but it is only in modern times that ...


Opening-Act Preview: Concrete Décor Makeover to Transform ‘Rocketown’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steven H. Miller, CDT

When the 2011 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., on...


Scoring High Marks: Concrete Floors Can Rule in School

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

School flooring has long been the domain of carpet and vinyl. That’s changing. Fin...


Building-Envelope 101’s Simple Lesson No 1: ‘Think Like a Raindrop’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

“Think like a raindrop.” That’s advice for design professionals from Washington St...


Highly Marketable Commodity: Expert Knowledge of Complex Building-Envelope Systems

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Gary Henry

A library in Itasca, Ill., was afflicted with leaky windows. The library was only abo...


In Greenbuild’s Wake Follows Evolution of Sustainability Theory

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Green building is growing up. The movement has picked up immense power and momentum a...


Where Have All the Paint Companies Gone?

from JPCL, November 2010 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

The article covers acquisitions in the paint industry known to JPCL that have taken p...


High Praise: Green-Roof Group Names Top Projects

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Heralded as a “fabulous demonstration project that illustrates the potential of creat...


Forging a Bond: Surface Prep’s Tie to Strong Adhesion

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Performance shortcomings of coatings applied to concrete-floor surfaces are certainly...


Making a Splash

from PWC, November/December 2010 ; by Cynthia Challener

Today's kitchens and baths take a pounding. But it's still easy to whip up a great pa...


New Products

from PWC, November/December 2010


PWC+

from PWC, November/December 2010

Purple power, the name game, rust sleeps, and more.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Research Group Says Nanoscale Coating Safely Eradicates MRSA Bacteria

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) reported that they have created...


Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A terrazzo look at concrete prices? Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore., lo...


Little House, Big Energy Savings: A Look at ‘Mini-B’

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Mini-B is a tiny little thing. The name stands for “Mini-Bungalow.” It’s a prototype,...


Huffing and puffing: Air-Barrier Makers Labor to Pass Test

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) is looking to set the bar high for the ...


2010 Annual Coating Systems Buying Guide

from JPCL, October 2010 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2010 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 4,000 recommendations for ...


Blister Fix: Finding a Cause and Solution to a Common Defect

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Jayson L. Helsel

Coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates can exhibit a number of defects r...


Cool Cats (and Dogs): Shelter-Project Roof Takes Bite out of Energy Bill

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low-VOC interior paint, sealants and caulking hav...


Sustainability Mandate Drives Major Advances in Concrete Coatings

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Steven Reinstadtler

Whether the setting is a college commons area, a famous motor-speedway attraction or ...


Floor Prescription for Veterinary Office: Acid-Stain Treatment

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Functionality was in the forefront of veterinarian Judith McClure’s thinking when she...


A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Til...


Air Barriers: Simple Concept, Powerful Effect

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Gary Henry

A 2005 study* by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that an ef...


Model ‘Green’ House Gets New Location, but Retains Mission

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

The EcoCommercial Building Conference Center, a net-zero-energy demonstration buildin...


Crown of Gold: Roof Gleams Anew Atop N.Y. Landmark

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

New York Life Insurance Company has successfully built an indelible brand identity by...


PWC+

from PWC, September/October 2010


News

from PWC, September/October 2010

Around the industry, supplier and association updates


Developments in Pipeline Protection Reviewed

from JPCL, September 2010 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

The author summarizes some of the developments in pipeline protection that were disc...


Testing Permeation Resistance in Coatings for Wastewater Structures

from JPCL, September 2010 ; by Vaughn O'Dea, Caleb Parker, and Rémi Briand, Tnemec Company

The authors report on ongoing research about the effect of permeation resistance of c...


The case of when the manufacturers' claims don't match performance

from JPCL, September 2010 ; by Christina M. Stewart, Chemist, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Alkyd Paints Get an Update, with a Green Hue

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Chances are your father’s paint—certainly your grandfather’s paint—was based on an al...


Dry Subject: ‘Solutions to Mold’ Coalition Preaches Message of Moisture Prevention by Design

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Effective green building demands effectively building dry. That’s the message being c...


Artistic Oasis: Murals Evoke Heritage of West Texas Town of San Angelo

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

To the area’s inhabitants, the town of San Angelo has long been thought of as an oasi...


The ‘Cooler’ it may not be, but Restoration with Reflective Coating Knocks Degrees off Prison Building’s Summer Temperatures

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Joe Maty

The warehouse building at Indiana’s Putnamville Correctional Facility may not have be...


The English Garden, Rooftop Edition: MMA Membrane Provides Water, Root Barrier

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

The garden, roof can help meet multiple design, functional, and green-building object...


Minding the Store: Coatings problems and solutions for commercial building owners

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber & Kevin J. Brown

“Big-box” retail stores come complete with a number of king-sized challenges lying in...


The case of shop painting going to waste

from JPCL, August 2010


Hooked: The Saga of One Man’s Connection (Obsession?) with Decorative Concrete

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Todd Rose

Ten years ago I was shoeing horses in Beaufort, S.C. But after racking up a few injur...


Diamond-polished concrete: A new spin on an old technology

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Walter R. Scarborough

Contrary to popular belief, processing of concrete (grinding, honing, and polishing) ...


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...


Capitol Dome, hailed as the nation’s ‘most famous man-made landmark,’ getting a repaint

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A five-month project to repaint the exterior of the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, ...


Out of the Stone Age: The evolution of decorative concrete continues to stretch the horizons for an ancient building material

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Howard Jancy

Concrete is an ancient building material. Mother Nature created the raw materials for...


Success with stains can hinge on removal of contaminants, other substances on surface

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Effective application of stains and dyes to horizontal concrete surfaces requires car...


The cool metric adds to ‘green’ profile of concrete in standard gray, other shades

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Joe Maty

It should be noted that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is also ...


Premanufactured intumescent fire protection: Aesthetics, performance, application flexibility

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The recent development of premanufactured intumescent fire protection for architectur...


Comparing Test and Field Performance of Thick-Film Elastomeric Polyureas

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Dudley J. Primeaux II, PCS, CCI, Primeaux Associates, LLC

This article compares earlier accelerated weathering testing for UV stability to real...


Concrete Canvas: Cementitious Creations Fill a Growing Niche

from PWC, July/August 2010 ; by Joe Maty

From basements to banks to breweries, cementitious creations fill a growing demand.


Testing coatings to control mussels

from JPCL, July 2010 ; by Allen Skaja, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation


The case of the mysterious cracking coating

from JPCL, June 2010 ; by James D. Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Hubble, Bubble, Tests, and Trouble: The Dark Side of Misreading the Relevance of Coating Testing

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D., Vijay Datta, M.S., Mike Winter, and Carl Reed, International Paint, LLC

This article discusses several instances where assumptions made about coating specifi...


PWC+

from PWC, May/June 2010

April Fools, Additives and the Banksy Bungle


The Case of...the Strange Blistering

from JPCL, May 2010 ; by Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc. and Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


The case of the not-so-hot roof

from JPCL, April 2010 ; by E. Bud Senkowski, PE, KTA-Tator, Inc. & Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


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

from JPCL, March 2010


Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Turbines - A Challenge for the Steel Builder and Paint Applicator

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by Karsten Mühlberg, Hempel (Germany) Ltd.

The author discusses the importance of corrosion protection on offshore wind turbines...


Laboratory Testing of Candidate Coating Systems for Protecting A 490 Bolts in One World Trade Center Construction

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by John Bullard, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and William D. Corbett, KTA-Tator, Inc.

In this article, the authors report on the surface preparation and coating system se...


Secrets of the art: Formulating architectural coatings

from JAC, March/April 2010 ; by Vincent Genova, Kalcor Coatings

The best recipe demands good ingredients and a talented chef


Cases from the F-Files: The Case of...A Failure to Communicate

from JPCL, February 2010


Maintenance Tips: Passive fire protection application with plural-component gear

from JPCL, February 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


Problem Solving Forum: On Coating Stainless Steel

from JPCL, January 2010

What makes a coating suitable for stainless steel, independent of exposure?


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


New Waterborne Fluoropolymer Resins for Ultra-Weatherable Coatings

from JPCL, December 2009 ; by Winn Darden and Bob Parker, AGC Chemicals Americas; and Naoko Sumi, Isao Kimura, Masakazu Ataku, and Takashige Maekawa, Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.

this article describes solvent-borne and waterborne FEVE resins as well as the potent...


News - Products

from JPCL, December 2009


PWC+

from PWC, December 2009


The Beauty of Overlays

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Brett Martin

Colorful, dramatic concrete is hot - and easier than you think. Also: Buying and...


Case History: Copper Mine Gets New Support

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by David E. Snider and Heather M. Ramsey, Sauereisen Inc.


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.


Cool Roofs, Hot Prospects

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Pamela Mills-Senn

With today's coatings, a sky-high opportunity awaits. Also: Selling the Savings; Wher...


Green That Gets It Done

from PWC, November 2009 ; by Cynthia A. Challener

Today's ecofriendly coatings can deliver top-notch results. Here's how. Also: Wha...


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 ...


Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering Buying Guide

from PWC, November 2009

PWC's Annual Buying Guide for Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering


Test Method for the Estimation of the IMO PSPC "Walk-On Time" for Ballast Tank Coatings

from JPCL, November 2009 ; by Serafin Barreiro, Hempel A/S, Kgs.

The author reports on a laboratory study intended to devise an appropriate test metho...


2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

from JAC, October/November 2009

The 2009 JAC Director of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors offers informa...


Cases from the F-Files: Corrosion of powder-coated aluminum on the Gulf Coast

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by Richard Burgess and Kenneth B. Tator, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Filiform Corrosion of Powder-Coated Aluminum on the Gulf Coast


Coating System Guide for Bridges

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by JPCL Staff

The 2009 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide lists more than 10,000 recommendations fo...


Coating System Guide for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Food and Pharmaceutical Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Offshore Platforms

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Power Plants

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Pulp and Paper Mills

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for the Marine Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for the Railcar Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Transmission Pipeline

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Wastewater Plants Municipal

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Water Works

from JPCL, October 2009


Coating System Guide for Waterfront Lock and Dam Industry

from JPCL, October 2009


Coatings System Buying Guide - Company Profiles

from JPCL, October 2009


Effective formulas for the polymer floor

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...


News

from JAC, October/November 2009


Regulation News: Update on Low VOC Regulations for Coatings

from JPCL, October 2009 ; by Madelyn Harding, The Sherwin-Williams Company


SPF and coatings: One cool duo

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Mitch Clifton, NCFI Polyurethanes

Spray foam, combined with reflective topcoat, pays dividends in the energy-efficient ...


Disbondments of Pipeline Coatings and Their Effects on Corrosion Risks

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by D. Melot, G. Paugam, and M. Roche, Total SA, France

This article updates and completes information on recent cases of pipeline coating fa...


Product News

from JPCL, September 2009


The Case of the Shop Job: Coated Equipment Sent North but Coating Performance Went South

from JPCL, September 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

from JAC, August/September 2009

In addition to an attractive new look, former warehouse buildings get major boost in ...


BASF earns LEED-EB designation; California Paints acquires Progress

from JAC, August/September 2009

Also: PPG cool-roof initiative; Polished-concrete institute spec revision; BASF onlin...


Fire drill: The basics on coatings that protect

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Jayson Helsel, KTA-Tator Inc.

Attention to specification and application details make all the difference with use o...


Overcoating Lead-Based Alkyd Paint on Steel Penstocks: Practical Experience

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Mike O'Donoghue, Ph.D.; Peter Roberts; Vijay Datta, MS; and Terry McManus

When selecting an overcoating system, specifiers must consider several crucial factor...


Products

from JPCL, August 2009

Product News: Floor Coating Cures with UV; Accelerated Test Can Mimic 63 Years of UV;...


Radical Change: The Past 25 Years in the Coatings Industry

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by David Boyd, Vulcan Painters, Inc.

As an industrial painting contractor, like contractors in other trades, I've seen and...


Recent product releases

from JAC, August/September 2009


Regulations and Coatings Work: Key Developments over 25 Years

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, KTA-Tator Inc., and Karen A. Kapsanis, JPCL

Regulations on protecting workers and the environment (including the public) have dri...


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...


The Fix That Was Worse Than the Problem

from JPCL, August 2009 ; by Raymond Tombaugh, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

Catastrophic Disbonding of an "Encapsulating Coating" Applied to Hot-Dip Galvanizing


The green revolution enters the antimicrobial fray

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Heightened awareness of threats to health, safety, and air quality cast a different l...


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...


Corrosion under Insulation: Basics and Resources for Understanding

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Brian Goldie and Karen Kapsanis, JPCL

This article reviews how the environment for corrosion under thermal insulation (CUI)...


Minimizing coating systems for exterior exposures in chemical plants

from JPCL, July 2009


Premature rusting of newly coated structural steel in a chemical plant

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Bruce Rutherford, Operations Manager, KTA-Tator, Inc.; Richard Burgess, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor


Specialty Coatings

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Cynthia Challener

Want to expand your service? Hone in on mold, bugs, graffiti or creativity, and you c...


What’s New in Environmentally Friendly Coating Raw Materials

from JPCL, July 2009 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL

The author discusses trends in “green” raw materials that were introduced to the coat...


2009 Equipment Buying Guide - Laboratory Testing

from JPCL, June 2009


A green evolution in fluoropolymer chemistry

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Development of new water-borne technologies said to hold potential for significantly ...


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


Getting the cold treatment

from JAC, June/July 2009

The locations, buildings, and challenges vary, but the materials share the characteri...


Gray? No way!

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

A varied palette of color and design options creates a host of choices for the concre...


JAC, PaintSquare sites launch Webinars & Education section

from JAC, June/July 2009


JAC, TPC build on mission with entry into webinar dimension

from JAC, June/July 2009


Recent product releases

from JAC, June/July 2009


Stretching the life of the single-ply roof

from JAC, June/July 2009 ; by Penny Gift, Republic Powdered Metals Inc.

Current coatings technologies provide economical means to restore aging surfaces, wit...


Air barriers

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Douglas R. Sutherland, Bryan J. Boyle, and Kevin D. Knight, Retro-Specs Consultants Ltd.

Going retrofit: Upgrade of building envelope delivers remedy for ailing housing compl...


Expansion mechanism

from JAC, May 2009 ; by W. Casey West, StanChem Inc. and Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost effectiveness broadens the horizons ...


Greener gambits in the antigraffiti game

from JAC, May 2009 ; by Peter Schmitt and Kathy Allen, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

R&D program produces water-borne polyurethane formulations that combine low VOCs, red...


On lining a demineralized water tank

from JPCL, May 2009

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


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2009


The many shades of green

from JAC, May 2009

Top Green Projects reflect the multifaceted nature of design and materials that contr...


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...


New Directions in Specialty Coatings: A Sampling of Trends and Products

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


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...


'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

from JAC, March/April 2009


On second thought, what's wrong with a bonus?

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty


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...


The prospects for powder

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


Devising a better barrier

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Glenn Tench, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Air leakage and the associated infiltration and exfiltration of moisture are primary ...


Green-roof project success takes root with solid waterproofing foundation

from JAC, January/February 2009

Green-roof designers and specifiers can pick from a variety of waterproofing-membrane...


New weapons in the graffiti wars

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Effectiveness, economics loom large in the search for strategies that will pass muste...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Proving their mettle

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Advances in technology expand the choices of high-performance finishes for metallic s...


Roof Coatings - Commissioning a magnum opus for philharmonic center roof restoration

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff

Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philh...


Tending to the garden roof: Creating designs that flourish

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Michael Gibbons, Architectural Systems Inc.

The design and specification of the rooftop oasis called the green, garden, or vegeta...


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Air Barriers

from JAC, December 2008

JAC is pleased to present its Annual Buying & Specifying Guide, a comprehensive refer...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Anti-graffiti coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Concrete Floor Coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Fire-resistive coatings

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Other

from JAC, December 2008


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Roof Coatings

from JAC, December 2008


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


Getting up to speed on concrete polishing

from JAC, December 2008 ; by Mark B. Vogel, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Enhanced performance and appearance attributes have contributed to the increased use ...


No Shortage of Energy for Protecting New LNG Terminals

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by Lori Huffman, JPCL

The author describes coating work on two recently constructed large liquefied natural...


Texas DOT Revises Standard on Anti-Graffiti Coatings

from JPCL, December 2008 2008 ; by JPCL Staff


Going green, whatever that means

from JAC, October/November 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The definition of green and sustainable gets a little complicated sometimes. In the c...


Where there's smoke, there may be wildfire

from JAC, October/November 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC


Air-barrier product gets 'Renovation Nation' air time

from JAC, August/September 2008


Making it clear on water repellents (Part 1)

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by David W. Boyer, PROSOCO Inc.

This two-part examination of clear water repellents for above-grade concrete and maso...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Technology Publishing


Separating fact from fiction: Myth vs. reality in the mysterious world of mold

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Bryan Redler, EnviroCare Corp.

Presented are five of the most common myths about mold, the hard facts that debunk th...


Special Advertising Section: Concrete Polishing

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Technology Publishing

Concrete polishing: Durability, sustainability, creativity.


Pausing for reflection on aging of the cool roof

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC


Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Joseph Berchenko, ARCOM Inc.

The dazzling color and gloss of wood athletic floors in venues ranging from NBA arena...


Fire protection, fast

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Bill Dempster, International Paint LLC

The factory-application process for intumescent coatings can contribute to an acceler...


Green and Golden

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

JAC’s ‘Top Picks’ reflect evolution of sustainable design and building - and the dive...


Intumescent paints: High-tech defense mechanism

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Key factors in the selection and use of fire-protective coatings for structural steel...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2008


The roofing outlook: Cooling trend to continue

from JAC, May 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Impending changes in ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and new provisions in California Title 24 p...


Reactive concrete stains create varied palette of colors, effects

from JAC, March/April 2008

Pictured are a variety of facilities that colorfully showcase reactive, penetrating c...


Sealing up the envelope

from JAC, March/April 2008 ; by Tony Eshmade, P.Eng., A.F. Eshmade & Associates

A problem-plagued apartment building in Ontario needed a complete upgrade of its buil...


Stain and sealer system transforms concrete floors at Ave Maria University

from JAC, March/April 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...


Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Joe G. Maty, Editor, JAC

Like wow: A lesson on cool and green in L.A.


Maximizing roof-coating performance in the emerging era of the cool roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Jim Leonard, ERSystems Inc.

Surface preparation, chemistry, and attention to application guidelines hold the key ...


Maximizing the yield from the garden roof

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The garden roof may be as green as it gets, but specification of this increasingly po...


Sika acquires Valspar polymer flooring business

from JAC, January/February 2008

Sika AG recently announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Sika Corp., has acquired the com...


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...


Waterproofing-membrane brochure

from JAC, January/February 2008

Kemper System Inc. issued a brochure offering information on the specification of Kem...


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 ...


JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

from JAC, December 2007

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...


Concrete Protection and Decoration, Concrete and coatings: A complex relationship

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Reviewed here are performance requirements for concrete coatings used for a variety o...


Playing a hot hand

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Coatings suppliers, users, and relevant industry trade groups seek to improve the pub...


Playing with color at Wiggles World

from JAC, October/November 2007

A photo montage of the coated concrete surfaces of the play area at Wiggles World, pa...


Waterproofing Paint

from JAC, October/November 2007


Charting a course for great barrier EIFS

from JAC, August/September 2007

A combination of a fast-track construction schedule and a rain-and windswept seaside ...


Concrete Floors - Dogs get their day at designer-style digs

from JAC, August/September 2007

The name says the facility is for the dogs, but the look has dog owner written all ov...


Cool roofs: Assuming a higher profile in key building codes and standards

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

If any lingering doubts persist in the design and building professions regarding 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...


Fire protection: A headline story for NY Times building

from JAC, August/September 2007 ; by Max Tritremmel, International Paint LLC

The New York Times building stands as one of the newest and most spectacular addition...


Cool-roof technologies - One cool concept: A roof-system calculator

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Andre O. Desjarlais, Thomas W. Pterie, and William A. Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Buildings Technology Center

A web-based program quantifies and compares the effects of various surface types on e...


Energy codes: Pushing the air-barrier envelope

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by David Weitz, Conservation Services Group

Proposals to mandate broader applications of air barriers emerge as the industry look...


Roof Coatings Directory: Company Profiles

from JAC, June/July 2007

List of companies participating in Roof Coatings Directory


Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

from JAC, June/July 2007

Coating products from participating companies are listed and described.


The basics on elastomerics and other roof-coatings solutions

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, KTA-Tator and Joe Maty, JAC Editor

In the current realm of roof-coatings technologies, the specifier, arhitect, or build...


Wanted: Bug killers

from JAC, June/July 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Antimicrobial coatings appear likely to assume greater prominence as weapon against u...


Cool wall joins cool roof as demand grows for climate change in building and design

from JAC, April/May 2007

In the warp-speed-evolving world of green and sustainable building and design, cool i...


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


Fluoroppolymer-coatings technology takes the plunge into waterborne chemistry

from JAC, April/May 2007

If it is conceded that the concept of sustainability in design and construction shoul...


Pausing for reflection: Company’s shrine to sustainability serves as rooftop ‘laboratory’

from JAC, April/May 2007

ERSystems, a Rockford, MN-based maker of roof coatings, and its sister company, Prair...


Polymer cement underlayment reported to allow application without the usual surface preparation

from JAC, April/May 2007

A polymer cement underlayment is reported to allow application without the usual surf...


Topped off with polyureas

from JAC, April/May 2007

High-performance clear polyurea coatings supplied by Versatile Building Products, Car...


Anti-grafitti coatings: Taking aim against tagging

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of grafitti, however, the ...


At Dallas school district, combination of SPF, white reflective roof coating makes the grade

from JAC, March/April 2007

The insulating and seamless waterproofing properties of a spray polyurethane foam (SP...


Directory of Anti-Grafitti Coatings and Removal Products

from JAC, March/April 2007

This directory lists and describes companies that provide products for the defense ag...


Durability: Rules of the Grafitti Game

from JAC, March/April 2007 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

It is estimated that the cost of grafitti abatement programs runs in excess of $12 bi...


Fire Resistive Coatings: Architectural designs figure prominently in use of thin-film intumescent coatings

from JAC, March/April 2007

The use of intumescent fire - resistive coatings figured prominently in a shimmering,...


From Russia, with style

from JAC, March/April 2007

Several types of passive fire protection technologies are used on structural steel in...


Making the case for the SPF roof

from JAC, March/April 2007

The well established roofing system referred to here is spray polyurethane foam or SP...


Barrier to entry

from JAC, January/February 2007

A new high school complex in Massachusetts takes on the elements with an integrated e...


Directory of Air Barrier Products and Services

from JAC, January/February 2007

This Directory lists and describes companies that provide air barrier products and se...


Grit and polish

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Charels H. Holl, Dayton Superior Specialty Chemicals

Designers and owners are taking a shine to the varied decorative and performance effe...


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...


Roof Coatings - Cooling it in California: Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof

from JAC, January/February 2007

Restoration approach grants new lease on life to convention center roof.


Solving the air-barrier riddle: Permeable or impermeable?

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Sonya Santos, Grace Construction Products

Which barrier--permeable or impermeable--is right for a given building? And how shoul...


A darker shade of cool

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

New technologies offer promise of lower temperatures, broader color choices for tradi...


Defense against the microbial menace

from JAC, October/November 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Coatings are being equipped for the fight, but gauging effectiveness requires scrutin...


Shoring up ‘The Breakers’

from JAC, October/November 2006

Air/moisture barrier, aggressive restoration measures add up to comprehensive remedy ...


Building a better firewall

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

The Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy has helped spark demand--and supply--of advanced fire-res...


Directory of Floor Coatings for Concrete

from JAC, August/September 2006

This Directory of Floor Coatings (and related products such as stencils, stamping too...


Floor Coatings Company Profiles

from JAC, August/September 2006

List of companies participating in Directory of Floor Coatings for Concrete


Sturm und drang, yin and yang: Color trends take cue from the times

from JAC, August/September 2006

Standard for recycled paint hailed as key to greater use


Taking the heat in style

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Donald F. Falconer, P. Eng., Carboline Co., Fireproofing Division

Who says fire-resistant materials can’t look good? Intumescents have changed all that...


Water woes

from JAC, August/September 2006 ; by Charles Holl, Dayton Superior Speciatly Chemicals

Moisture vapor and hydrostatic pressure can wreak havoc with protective and decorativ...


Air-barrier system plays key supporting role in ambitious high school expansion program

from JAC, June/July 2006

A major upgrade to Massachusetts school puts designers, suppliers, and trades to the ...


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...


Creating decorative concrete: Methods and materials

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association

Concrete occupies a long and storied place in the construction world, but decorative ...


Durability - The roof-coatings pitch: Peak performance

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Attention to the details of material selection and application are pivotal to realizi...


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...


Roof Coatings - Cool under fire

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Scott Kriner, Akzo Nobel Coatings

Reflective-coatings technologies for metal are keeping the hot simmer from boiling ov...


Roof Coatings - Cooling trend

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by George Daisey, Rohm and Haas Company

It’s not stretching things to say elastomeric roof coatings have helped to catalyze t...


Roof Coatings - New dome for Saints home

from JAC, June/July 2006

In Katrina’s wake: Superdome restoration marches forward at the speed of an NFL offen...


Roof Coatings Directory: Product Listings

from JAC, June/July 2006

The information in this Roof Coating Directory was acquired by sending questionnaires...


Chill factor: Cool-roof fever is catching on

from JAC, April/May 2006

Up on the roof, it’s green to be cool. Reflectivity, emissivity, and lighter colors a...


Insights on intumescents

from JAC, April/May 2006 ; by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Unique technology can deliver fire-protective functionality—and look good doing so. n...


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...


Platinum jewel

from JAC, April/May 2006

The Alberici Corporation headquarters building in St. Louis, recipient of the LEED Pl...


Air Barriers 101: Basic theory and design

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by John Edgar, Sto Corp.

Key topics addressed include the differences in barrier types, water and moisture con...


Air Barriers: University housing presents rigorous test for design, installation of air-barrier system

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Len Anastasi, Lennel Specialties Corporation

Key decisions in a major construction program at the University of Massachusetts-Dart...


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...


Gehry, associates to discuss ‘Building Information Model’ at CSI Show keynote program

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006

Renowned architect Frank Gehry and two associates will discuss the “Building Informat...


NIST investigation takes measure of cost-savings potential of air barriers

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Craig Boucher, Grace Construction Products

A recent study of energy savings attributable to the use of air barriers is summarize...


Concrete Coatings: New look, new life for ‘Mill City’ landmark

from JAC, January 2006

An ambitious renovation project set in a once-bustling grain-milling district sought ...


Flooring flourishes from the Left Coast

from JAC, January 2006

Flooring creations that combine color, design, and utility are making bold statements...


Green Building Council issues updated LEED for new construction

from JAC, January 2006

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the launch of LEED® (Leade...


It’s a matter of degrees

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik

Getting a read on ‘cool roof’ technologies and other energy-conserving coatings ideas


It's not smart to be all wet

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

The concept of Smart Growth received a great deal of attention at the recent BuildBos...


Restoration/preservation: Preserving the ‘Cathedral of Commerce’ demands devotion to the details of Gothic landmark

from JAC, January 2006

In stark contrast to the concerted reconstruction task at the 90 West Street building...


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...


AIA urges legislative action for rebuilding in wake of Katrina

from JAC, October 2005

In response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the need for massive rebuilding, th...


Air barriers head for the beach

from JAC, October 2005

The designers and builders of the upscale Main Sail at Shelter Cove condominiums in S...


Antimicrobial coatings: Shaking the oldie-but-moldie blues

from JAC, October 2005

Coatings projects at the Sealife Centre aquarium (Brighton, UK) and the Oak Alley Pla...


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...


Durabilty: The art of graffiti prevention

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Allen Zielnik

How advanced materials testing determines coating performance and durability


Institute announces industry-government plan to develop projects, strategies for leftover paint

from JAC, July 2005

The Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, MA) recently announced an industry-governm...


Lasting expressions: Aesthetics rule in bold new world of decorative materials for concrete

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Joe Maty

The origins of concrete can be traced to the Roman Empire of two millennia ago, but t...


Research project reported to signal significant stride for water-borne, intumescent-coatings technology

from JAC, July 2005

Development efforts being pursued by Eliokem, a supplier of resins for coatings, are ...


Study in contrast: Casino, natural-foods co-op put their money on variants of deco-floor theme

from JAC, July 2005

What could a high-rolling Atlantic City casino and a natural-foods co-op in the Pacif...


The art and science of intumescents

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Dan Heemstra

Thin-film intumescent coatings are seeing increasing use as a tool that offers fire-p...


Air Barriers: Great expectations

from JAC, April 2005 ; by Kevin Knight

Selection of material, application, and quality control procedures are described for ...


The right calls on coatings

from JAC, April 2005 ; by John Williams

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


Design team prescribes resin-based material for hospital expansion

from JAC, January 2005

When Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, undertook a $53 million exp...


It's westward ho for air barriers

from JAC, January 2005

The barrier movement is gaining momentum, and liquid-applied materials figure promine...


Less Pricey Protection

from JAC, January 2005 ; by Jeff Schmucker

Surprise: More steel, less intumescent coating might save money in specifying fire-re...


 
 
   

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