Articles (244)


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...


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, ...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2018


New Products

from PaintSquare Press, Spring 2018


Office to Field: Lost in Translation

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

Inspection of Field-Applied, Thin-Film Intumescent Paint


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


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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


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...


Coatings Conversation

from JPCL, May 2017


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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


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...


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...


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...


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


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 ...


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


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...


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...


Top of the News

from JPCL, June 2016


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


On Selecting Coatings for New Concrete

from JPCL, January 2016

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


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...


Final Free Webinars of 2015 Offered in December

from JPCL, November 2015


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...


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...


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.


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


Biosourced and Renewable Raw Materials

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

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


International Presence at World's Largest Coatings Show

from JPCL, July 2015 ; by Brian Goldie, JPCL


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...


Standardizing Fire Protection Coatings

from PS Online Features, July 2015 ; by Bill Allen


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.


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


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.


Laying It On

from D+D Print, February 2015

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


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...


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


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.


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...


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...


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...


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


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...


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...


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.


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...


Raw Advantage

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

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


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


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.


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...


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 ...


On ballast water treatments and coatings

from JPCL, November 2013

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


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.


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...


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


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


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...


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


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 ...


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 ...


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


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...


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...


How coatings protect steel

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


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 ...


News

from JPCL, January 2013


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


On measuring WFT to predict DFT

from JPCL, May 2011


Top of the News

from JPCL, May 2011


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 ...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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


PWC+

from PWC, May/June 2010

April Fools, Additives and the Banksy Bungle


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...


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


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

from JPCL, February 2010


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...


Paint, Coatings & Wallcovering Buying Guide

from PWC, November 2009

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


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...


Coating System Guide for Specialty Functions

from JPCL, October 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


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...


Products

from JPCL, August 2009

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


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 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...


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 ...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, May 2009


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...


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


'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

from JAC, March/April 2009


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...


Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Fire-resistive coatings

from JAC, December 2008


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Directory of Green Coatings

from JAC, April/May 2007

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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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