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Performance Testing Electrostatic Discharge Floors

Conductive and static dissipative floorings and coatings are designed to provide protection from electrical charges causing harm to workers or products.

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SPF Helps Rain, Rain Go Away

It’s “raining on the inside” is never a phrase you want to hear (unless you’re an Amy Grant fan). But that was the message coming from an owner, who wishes to remain unnamed. Under two steep-slope roofs in Louisville, Kentucky, condensation was raining down on the warehouse below.

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Attracting New Lessees With New Floor

It seemed like an easy enough project: Recoat an existing 2,600-square-foot (241.5 m²) pockmarked floor. And indeed it was, except for the extremely stringent codes and directives from the client, a pharmaceutical company that wishes not to be named.

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Understanding Canada’s Materials Labeling System

On February 11, 2015, Canada aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

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Making Asphalt Cool With Roof Coatings

Asphalt roofing remains an important part of today’s construction industry, and in terms of installed roof inventory, remains the largest segment. Asphalt is a classic roof material, offering an economical solution with a long service life and good water resistance.

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Brewing a New Floor in the Midwest

In the Midwest, beer rules. So when a large and popular Midwestern brewery needed a new protective floor coating in one of its production facilities last winter, time was of the essence.

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Rooftop Fix 35 Years in the Works

Thirty-five years is a long time to live with a leaky roof, and it wasn’t because the building owner, Empire Properties, hadn’t tried to get it fixed. None of the other “fixes” seemed to stick. It was high time the problems were fixed — for good!

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Fountain Coating 90210 Style

"The existing pond was not in good shape for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was age. It was not restorable so it was gutted, the concrete was removed, and new concrete was poured.”

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How to Use Polyurethane Coatings Safely

Every user of aliphatic isocyanates must be familiar with the potential hazards and have the knowledge needed to safely handle and use these products. The potential to experience health effects depends on the exposure level (e.g., airborne concentration in the breathing zone, volume of liquid/spray mist in contact with unprotected skin), duration of exposure, and other factors, including individual susceptibility.