JPCL April 2021

JPCL April 2021

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Beyond the Basics: What to Look For in Railcar Food Contact Linings

by Taylor Lewis, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine

To help railcar owners, operators and specifiers select the optimal food-grade lining solutions for their fleets, this article will review both the specification basics and the properties they may not typically consider.

Automation in Action: Options for Autonomous Surface Preparation and Coating Application

by J. Peter Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Rob Lanterman, KTA-Tator, Inc.

This article will examine some of the ways in which automation is being used to improve surface preparation, coating and inspection processes, highlighting several examples of currently employed technologies, including on marine ballast tanks and other industrial applications.

From the Shop to the Track: Coating Steel For Boston’s Green Line Extension Project

by Tony Persutti and Jack Walker, Carboline Company

This article will recap the fabrication, shop coating and field installation process for steel used for the Green Line commuter rail extension project in the Boston area, including how the three-coat protective coating system was specified and its expected performance parameters.

2020 JPCL Readers’ Choice Winners

The editors are pleased to congratulate the authors of the winning articles in this year’s JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards. We thank all of the readers who took time to cast their votes. Each article can be viewed at, available to all JPCL subscribers.

Meet the JPCL Editorial Advisory Board

JPCL has recruited an Editorial Advisory Board to help guide the direction of the magazine and provide key insight into the everyday issues affecting industrial coatings professionals. These thought leaders bring decades of combined experience across the many different sectors of the industry—from oil and gas, to bridge and transportation, to water and wastewater, health and safety, coatings formulation, raw materials and more.

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