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November 2010

Featured Article

Marine Coatings Protect FDNY

Coatings professionals are constantly putting out fires for their customers, but in the case one marine coating company, putting out fires is the primary job of a recent customer - the fire Department of New York.

In This Issue

  • Avoiding Dryspray
  • Pressure Washer 101
  • Locomotive Restoration
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September 2010

Featured Article

Floor Coatings Evolve

The first large-scale use of any product is always daunting. When it is on a 20,000 sq ft floor in a pharmaceutical packaging facility with a tight deadline the stakes are even higher.

In This Issue

  • Polyurethane Technology
  • Nightmare Water Tank
  • ISO Standards
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July 2010

Featured Article

The Leaking Water Tank

Relining the interior of a portable water tank is a straight-forward project that mushrooms into unforeseen problems for an experienced New Hampshire-based coatings crew.

In This Issue

  • 10 Tax Tips
  • Cruise Ship Coatings
  • Stop The Talent Drain
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March 2010

Featured Article

Intumescent Coatings Protect Newest Las Vegas Development

With heavy publicity, and safety on the line, fireproofing Las Vegas' biggest commercial development to-date is a high-stakes. all-in-or-nothing project.

In This Issue

  • Changing Power Industry Specs
  • Mutual Funds: Helpful or Hype
  • Never Again: Correcting ICFs
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January 2010

Featured Article

Coating Concrete Pools

Epoxy and polyurethane systems combine to create a waterproof rehab for the concrete pools at one of the Brookfield Zoo's most popular attractions.

In This Issue

  • Robotic Manhole Rehab
  • Corrosion under insulation
  • Never Again: Pipeline Failure
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November 2009

Featured Article

Painting a Power plant Penstock

Rugged job site, unique safety issues, and a challenging structures makes things "interesting" for the crew coating a penstock on a New Jersey mountainside.

In This Issue

  • End-of-job PPE
  • Testing Offshore Coatings
  • Never Again: Ballast Tanks
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September 2009

Featured Article

Hot Lava Garage Floor

From blow torches to pouring red lava epoxy, a motivated coatings team uses muscle to turn a problem garage floor into a dream auto showroom.

In This Issue

  • Steel Tank Lighthouse
  • Pump Cavitation Solutions
  • Never Again: Responding to Faliure
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July 2009

Featured Article

Intense Tents: How Coatings Helped Our Armed Forces

Innovative coating and insuation technology is helping the Army not only cut fuel use and emissions, but is also saving lives.

In This Issue

  • Food Safe Floor
  • Steel & History - The Trieste II
  • Never Again: Auto Prep Nightmare
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May 2009

Featured Article

Bridge Coatings Drive Technology

Keeping California's famed Vincent Thomas Bridge coated and "close-up-ready" is a full-time job for a dedicated crew of coatings applicators.

In This Issue

  • Pre-Job Safety
  • Stripe Coating Q&A
  • Specifying Sanitary Sewers
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March 2009

Featured Article

Lake Michigan Pyramid: The Eight Wonder of the Coating World

Coating the exterior of an unusual home provides coatings applicators with a unique glimpse into ancient history.

In This Issue

  • Coating Offshore Drilling Platforms
  • Ultra-Thick Pipeline Coating Helps Tap Deep Oil
  • Manhole Renovation
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January 2009

Featured Article

Theme Park Floor Push

With two floors, each over 6,000 sq. ft., and strict job site requirements — as well as an intense design stage — the recoating project at a popular theme park required careful planning and round-the-clock work.

In This Issue

  • Re-Roofing Paradise
  • Polyurea Team Keeps Fountain Flowing
  • Coating the Chatham Tank
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