First Independent JPCL Now Online

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021

The April issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and downloadable PDF.

Making its independent debut, the inaugural issue of sorts features its new look, subscription offers and benefits—including subscriber-only access to the 25-year JPCL digital archive and its wealth of technical information.

In the Issue

To welcome returning subscribers and new readers to the technical journal, JPCL Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange opens the magazine with an editorial message. Here, Lange brushes over some of the design changes, new sections and builds readers up to the introduction of the publication’s new Editorial Advisory Board.

It is the Board’s sole mission to provide critically important and up-to-date information about adverse topics within the coatings industry. Members of the Editorial Advisory Board include:

  • Edye Fox Abrams, VP of Business Development for The ChemQuest Group;
  • Peter Bock, a petrochemical coatings, insulation and corrosion under insulation specialist;
  • Warren Brand, founder of Chicago Coatings Group (now Chicago Corrosion Group);
  • Robert Ikenberry, Coatings Manager of California Engineering Contractors;
  • Alison Kaelin, owner of ABKaelin, LLC;
  • Ralitsa Mihaylova, Head of Special Projects for Safinah Group;
  • Dudley Primeaux, Founder of Primeaux Associates;
  • Tom Schwerdt, Research Project Manager at the Texas Department of Transportation;
  • Gregory “Chip” Stein, Tank Industry Consultants; and
  • Ken Trimber, retired President of KTA-Tator, Inc.

In touching up some more familiar sections, JPCL now features a “Coverage” section, which provides an enhanced selection of the top coatings news and comments. Further into the issue, readers will also find another new section, “Bid Bits,” which offers information on coating projects bidding to better help contractor and supplier audiences better predict and plan for their jobs.

As anticipated, the independent issue also highlights the winners of the 2020 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards. While each article can be viewed at, available to all JPCL subscribers, their stories will also be featured periodically on PaintSqaure Daily News in the coming weeks.

In the magazine’s first feature, Taylor Lewis, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, discusses optimal food-grade lining solutions for railcar fleets, reviewing both specification basics and overlooked properties in, “Beyond the Basic: What to Look For in Railcar Food Contact Linings.”

To bring the industry up to speed on autonomous technologies, J. Peter Ault, Elzly Technology Corporation; and Rob Lanterman, KTA-Tator, Inc., have teamed together in, “Automation in Action: Options for Autonomous Surface Preparation and Coating Application.” In the article, the duo examines 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.

Finally, the independent issue closes with “From the Shop to the Track: Coating Steel For Boston’s Green Line Extension Project,” by Tony Persutti and Jack Walker, Carboline Company. In reading about the project, the article recaps 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.

JPCL Archives, Subscriptions

Following the release of the April issue, the magazine will be added to the JPCL archive—containing 25 years of JPCL digital issues dating back to 1996—which covers a priceless collection of evergreen information, solutions to real-life problems, case studies, insight from experts and a historical record of the industry.

In 2020 alone, Palmer reported that more than 25,000 industry professionals accessed the archives. However, the content is only available to current JPCL subscribers and in separating from SSPC, is no longer an association benefit.

Interested readers have the option for domestic one-year print and digital edition subscriptions and international one-year print and digital edition subscriptions. JPCL is offering one-year digital-only subscriptions and group subscriptions for domestic one-year print and digital editions as well.

Click here to subscribe today. For information on Group Subscriptions, click here.


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