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Sentinels of Safety: Fire-Resistive Systems Stand Ready to Serve

by Walter Scarborough

Paint, coatings and related materials can play a pivotal role in helping to protect buildings in the event of fire, notwithstanding the categorization of such materials as “passive” in nature and performance.


The Color Landscape: A Bolder Spectrum, with ‘Authentic’ Tilt

by Jill Speegle

From full-bodied reds and clean blues to sophisticated and inviting earth tones, color experts and designers have dropped the caution flag when it comes to color trends forecasted for 2012 and beyond.


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Making Paint Stick to Weathered Wood

by V.C. Bud Jenkins

Painting over weathered wood essentially involves the same processes and procedures as painting over rusty steel, or painting over a wet surface, or painting over a dirty, sandy surface.


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to generate buzz in the design world. The use of bolder, more saturated colors is viewed as an emerging trend for interiors, based on forecasts from paint and coatings companies.


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

by Joe Maty

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in the context of building-envelope systems, eminently fitting.


   

Dumond Chemicals Inc.
SMART STRIP™ PRO

delivers the superior performance professionals are looking for when removing even the most difficult high-performance coatings and lead paint. This product is low VOC, low odor; biodegradable and user friendly.


Keim Mineral Coatings
Historic Restoration

Mineral silicate stains, paints and finishes, historic stucco and plaster, natural stone repair and mortars, concrete repair and penetrating water repellents


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Consulting Services

Independent assessment of coating failures – in the field and laboratory.
Contact:
Kevin Brown, 336-874-2651
Corporate:
1-800-245-6379 x208


AGC Chemicals
LUMIFLON®FEVE Resins Are The Subject Of School Roof Restoration

Ideal for school roofs, LUMIFLON based coatings
can last up to 30 years
without fading, offering a low-maintenance solution
that retains color and gloss
and can be field-applied.


Atlas Material Testing Technology

Helping You Put Your Products To The Test

• Outdoor Accelerated
Weathering
• Laboratory Testing
Services
• Accelerated Weathering
Instruments

www.atlas-mts.com atlas.info@ametek.com


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