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MAY 2015

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COATINGSPRO MAY 2015 13 Letters to the editor are always welcome. We reser ve the r ight to edit for space considerations. E-mail responses may be sent to editor@coatingspromag.com. Or mail to: Editor, CoatingsPro Magazine, 4501 Mission Bay Dr ive, Ste. 2G, San Diego, C A 92109 Letters Editor, I was reading the Specifying Success article entitled "Writing a Coatings Spec" in the November 2014 issue, and I noted a poten- tial discrepancy. Te author wrote "some desiccants may emit added salts into the environment" under item 11. Although some desiccants have utilized salts in their chemistry in the past, the most commonly used desiccants (aka silica gel) provided on all coatings projects today do not contain salt. In fact, the industry has not used salts (aka lithium chloride) as a desiccant for almost 20 years. Additionally, the silica gel media used today will not wash out of the wheel, making it the best possible media for coatings applications. R. Brown Indianapolis, IN Mr. Brown, Thank you for your letter and the infor- mation. We rely on folks in the field to help us keep the information up to date, and hopefully this letter in particular will help our readers (contractors and specifiers alike) better understand an important aspect of the coatings industry. ~Editor Editor, CoatingsPro Magazine is legit — one of the best, if not the best, in our industry. Keep up the good work! D. Sinitiere Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mr. Sinitiere, Thank you for such a nice review! With each issue, we try to put out the best product possible that will help our readers in some capacity, from our various departments to our project profiles. It's great to hear that you think we're hitting the mark. Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions to send our way, too. ~Editor ASK ABOUT OUR COMPREHENSIVE TWO DAY TRAINING COURSES MINNESOTA: 844-290-9364 FLORIDA: 321-301-0755 SINGLE DAY POLYUREA GARAGE FLOORS W W W. P ENN T E KC OAT INGS.C OM Polyureas > Polyaspartics > Epoxies > Urethanes Repair Products > Equipment and Application Tools DEVELOPED BY CONTRACTORS, FOR CONTRACTORS Sustainability Durability Flexibility SEALGUARD 990 SILICONE THE NEW BREED OF SILICONE ‰ Single Component ‰ Low VOC's ‰ Superior waterproofing ‰ 95% solids ‰ Energy Cost savings Buy factory direct and save! Setting the standard for Renewable Coatings and Spray Foams For more information, contact us today 800-307-9218 | www.volatilefree.com | 19500 Janacek Court, Brookfield, WI 53045 Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #41 Wr i te in Re ad e r In q u ir y #36 4

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