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Protection and aesthetics often go hand in hand; you don’t want to sacrifice the visual appeal of a structure to the hazards of exposure to the elements and daily use. This month, D+D In Depth explores zinc coating applications, keeping transit terminals in top shape, and two new SSPC guidance publications. It also takes another look at what colors are expected to be most popular in 2018. — AMY WOODALL, EDITOR

Appearance vs. Functionality: The Zinc Coatings

BY JORDAN MCMILLEN, AMERICAN GALVANIZERS ASSOCIATION

Seven types of zinc coatings are commonly used for corrosion protection in building construction today, each with its own unique properties. This feature explores the differences between these zinc coating methods along with their aesthetic performance and typical useful environment to help determine which is most suitable for a particular project or environment.


In Transit — Materials Selection for Transportation Terminals

BY ALLEN ZIELNIK, ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC

While the scale and scope of transportation terminals can vary greatly, they all need to be functional and durable enough to withstand all types of human interaction. This feature looks at the special needs of transportation infrastructure and some of the types of coatings and related products used to protect them.


Curating Cozy: 2018 Color Forecasts Illustrate Many Ways to
Create Comfort at Home

BY BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Fall brings with it another round of color trend predictions for 2018. See the variety of hues — from a range of blues to a “grown-up” pink and an energetic red — that major paint manufacturers say will bring tranquility and warmth into our living spaces.


SSPC Moisture Testing Guide and Pinhole Standard

BY KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

The SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee addresses the need for more standards and guidance documents to support coating architectural, commercial or institutional structures through two new publications — one on moisture detection in building walls before painting and another on classification of pinholes in coatings applied to concrete and masonry substrates.



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