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 Allen Zielnik

Allen Zielnik

Allen Zielnik has 42 years of experience in both chemical and physical instrumental methods of analysis of materials. He has been with Atlas Material Testing Technology for the past 22 years, specializing in the effects of solar radiation, weather, and the environment on the durability and performance of materials and products, including coatings. A frequent speaker at various worldwide technical symposia, he is the author of more than 120 publications and conference presentations. Zielnik has degrees in electronics engineering and analytical chemistry.


Fire-Resistive Tests, Specs Challenge Industry
By Allen Zielnik

Certainly, the concept of integrated fire safety doesn’t rest only with the building material manufacturers, it also rests with the architectural community designing buildings and selecting materials.... READ MORE

POSTED JUNE 13, 2018 | 0 COMMENTS

Fighting Ice with Specialty Coatings
By Allen Zielnik

Whether you’re a climate change believer or denier, the predictions are that our weather is changing, with more extreme fluctuations becoming the norm. If so, the question for our industry becomes: Ca... READ MORE

POSTED MAY 17, 2018 | 1 COMMENT

Different Forms of Corrosion Require Various Coatings Systems
By Allen Zielnik

Globally, the corrosion of metals accounts for trillions of dollars in annual costs. Some environments, such as direct exposure to saltwater immersion or spray in marine shipping, and offshore applica... READ MORE

POSTED MARCH 9, 2018 | 7 COMMENTS

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