Monthly Archives: July 2013

Prep Your Surface, and Prep it Well

By Jeff White

In the industrial painting industry, I’ve heard people say that “more than 80% of failures are because of poor surface preparation.” It’s also been said that surface preparation is the most important part of a coating system.

You can think of surface preparation as being like the foundation of a building. Continue reading Prep Your Surface, and Prep it Well

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Are Isocyanates Becoming the “Bad Guys” in Paint Formulation?

By John Anspach

A recent article in Paint Square indicates OSHA plans to target isocyanates in coatings, with a crackdown on exposure to this material.

Isocyanates are used in many coatings, but particularly in aromatic and aliphatic urethane systems, as a curative.  It also is part of many other coatings systems, including insulating foams, auto body repair, and elastomeric coatings.  Continue reading Are Isocyanates Becoming the “Bad Guys” in Paint Formulation?

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Fighting Disasters with Inflatable Concrete

By Jeff White, Induron Sales Manager

Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis. Unfortunately, in the past few years it hasn’t been unusual to hear about these natural disasters occurring all over the world. How to deal with relief efforts and keep people safe in the aftermath is always a challenge, and I think this new technology could be an interesting solution. Continue reading Fighting Disasters with Inflatable Concrete

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