JPCL June Issue is Now Online
The June 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.
In the Issue
Boasting the return of JPCL’s yearly Equipment Buying Guide, Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange reports that the publication couldn’t have been timelier as the economy experiences an increase in “revenge shopping”—which refers to shoppers eager to get out and spend, as brick-and-mortar retailers have returned to full operations.
“With vaccines in their arms and stimulus checks and tax returns in their bank accounts, shoppers are said to be ‘making up for lost time’ after being stuck in their homes and confined to online-only shopping for the past year-plus,” wrote Lange.
“It’s a good time to be a consumer again—which makes the publishing of the annual JPCL Equipment Buying Guide ... all the more timely.”
This year's enhanced and mobile-friendly JPCL Equipment Buying Guide lists equipment and related supplies for protective and marine coating work from manufacturers, distributors and rental companies. The listings have been divvied up into nine categories: access, application, climate control, environmental protection equipment, inspection, laboratory testing, safety, software and surface preparation.
In addition to appearing online, sponsoring companies are featured here in the print and digital issues.
Following Lange’s optimistic opening, Technology Publishing Director of Event Management, Valdis Budrevics, provided an announcement regarding the company’s upcoming Contractor Connect event. Slated to take place in person, the company’s signature buyer’s event will take place from Nov. 2-5, at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa, in Palm Coast, Florida.
The invitation-only event will bring the protective and marine coatings industry’s most qualified buyers (contractors) and sellers (suppliers) through a variety of activities and prescheduled individual meetings. For more information on the event, click here.
Following introductions and publication news, readers can find the recurring “Coverage” section. This month, the section features insight to the recent mergers and acquisitions regarding PPG and Tikkurila, in addition to a call for submissions for PaintSquare’s Annual Directory. Further into the issue, readers will see its monthly installation of “Bid Bits,” which offers information regarding upcoming coatings projects in Oregon and Pennsylvania, as well as a project award for the coating of 16 bridges in Ohio.
Regarding the issue’s features, the June edition discusses how corrosion under insulation issues have been an ever-present issue in the petrochemical refining industry for decades in “Risky Business: Using a Risk-Based Inspection Program to Anticipate CUI Issues,” by Peter Bock, Performance Polymers Americas LLC. Specifically, the article outlines some of the most well-known mitigation methods and how a risk-based inspection program can help maintenance technicians plan for certain issues and have solutions ready at the helm.
And, with all the considerable legislative developments concerning U.S. infrastructure—some of which could eventually affect coating projects—unfolded over the first half of 2021, JPCL Staff has published, “All Eyes on Infrastructure: What Should Be on the Radar of Every U.S. Coating Professional.” In the article, JPCL editors summarize some of the recent infrastructure news items from PaintSquare Daily News and consider the impact they may have on coatings projects in the near future.
Looking to July
According to Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the July issue:
JPCL Archives, Subscriptions
Following the release of the May 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, Technology Publishing CEO Brion 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.