JPCL March 2021

 
JPCL March 2021


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Looking Back Before Moving Forward

When comparing the state of the coatings industry when JPCL was established in 1984 to where it is now, though some things may look familiar, the changes in standards and regulations, coatings formulation, equipment and the organizational structure of SSPC are undeniable. This industry timeline presents some of the major events to have taken place over the duration of the JPCL-SSPC partnership.


Then and Now: Where Have All the Paint Companies Gone?

by Brian Goldie, Technical Editor, JPCL (with apologies, again, to Pete Seeger)*

The early days of JPCL and SSPC were marked by a period of drastic industry consolidation, and in 2010, JPCL took stock of the shrinking number of players in the global coatings market due to mergers and acquisitions. This update brings readers up to date on ongoing coatings industry consolidation.


Opening the Archives: Changes in Technology and Techniques Reflected in JPCL

Whether it’s a new coating or lining system, a noteworthy project or a standard development—if it happened in the coatings industry over the past 37 years, it was likely covered in the pages of JPCL. This article revisits archived JPCL content to provide a review of major industry developments in oil and gas coatings, surface preparation tools and techniques, and coatings for marine and Navy vessels.


More Than a Magazine: Industry Influencers Reflect on Rich JPCL, SSPC History

JPCL reached out to some longtime coatings industry veterans to get their thoughts about the JPCL-SSPC partnership, how the content published in JPCL has helped them in their careers, what business and industry changes they’ve seen throughout that time that have been covered in-depth in JPCL’s pages, and what they’d like to see covered in the revitalized JPCL moving forward.


   
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