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Call for Coatings at 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, held this March in New Orleans, La., will showcase numerous exhibits and educational sessions relevant to the coatings industry. This article highlights several potential opportunities to coatings professionals across the field.

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Concrete Industry Succeeding With Sustainable Solutions

There are many facets of sustainability within the concrete industry, and industry organizations, associations, and individual companies all have a role to play in ensuring that sustainability goals and targets are established and achieved.

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Top Tips for Concrete Flooring Preparation

Even as a resilient material, concrete flooring won’t last if isn’t properly prepared. Dave Bigham, global director of training for National Flooring Equipment, explains how coatings contractors can effectively prepare concrete during their surface preparation work.

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Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

Job Coenen, AkzoNobel’s sustainability program manager and a strategic global corporate advisory board member of the World Green Building Council, explains how sustainable solutions for the built environment can address many of the challenges of producing more green buildings.

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Metallic Epoxy Floors: Truths, Lies, and Offering an Honest Solution

Jon Kopp, owner and operator of Quality Epoxy, explains the strengths and limitations of metallic epoxy floors and what his company has learned after seven years of offering this type of coating solution to clients. Among Kopp’s concerns are a lack of installer knowledge and education.

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Specialty System: Keeping Cool in a Hot Aussie Environment

When Chemcote Specialty Coatings took on a job at an aluminum refinery in Gladstone, Australia, the contractor was tasked with providing a protective system to a newly constructed concrete bund, which surrounded a storage tank containing 98 percent sulfuric acid.

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How to Investigate Premature Coating Failures When They Occur

While time and money are always lost when faced with a premature coatings or linings failure, the biggest loss is often that of reputation. Mike O’Brien of MARK 10 Research Group, Inc., made that clear in a forum presentation at the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.

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How Needs Are Evolving for Coatings Inspectors

Michael Beamish, vice president and general manager at DeFelsko Corp., shares feedback he’s heard from coatings inspectors about their jobsite challenges in the field. In 2023, many of these challenges involve the need for boosting speed and reporting efficiency.

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Never Again: Paint Comes Off the Walls in Sheets

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, the best coating systems are only as good as the substrate to which they are applied. In this case, a soft joint compound was easy to apply and sand and had a smooth, uniform finish, but it was a poor substrate to apply additional material.

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Improving Concrete Prep Productivity on Large-Scale Projects

People need to travel every day, so how can asset owners effectively repair infrastructure without disrupting daily life? Tom Dunn, vice president of sales at National Flooring Equipment, explores the role of surface preparation in large outdoor applications.

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Best Practices for Concrete Floor Surface Prep

While proper surface preparation is integral to the success of any painting project, this is especially true with concrete floors. Coating concrete floors can be a challenge, as there are specific factors that need to be taken into consideration to avoid systems failures.

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Carboline Manager Sees Education as Critical Priority

Jeremy Sukola, water and wastewater market manager at coatings, linings, and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline, shares insight on how education initiatives at an association level have greatly boosted his career.