Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL
Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full December issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual articles on paintsquare.com.
Reflecting on ups and downs of the 2021 rollercoaster in his “Letter from the Editor,” Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange offers some encouraging and hopeful thoughts—and a small peek at what’s in store for JPCL—for the coming new year.
“No matter what’s taken place in the industry, or what’s yet to come, our coverage and commitment to the protective coatings community has been constant – and will continue going into 2022,” wrote Lange.
“We thank our readers for sticking with us through all of the ups and downs of 2021, and we send all of the best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and new year!”
Following Lange’s letter to readers, the issue pulled together some of its most-read stories on PaintSquare.com in its Coverage section. Some of these topics included the groundbreaking of the first U.S. offshore wind farm and the ongoing shortage and price increase of resins.
In addition, it was announced that the nomination period for the Prestige Awards program’s third year, which recognizes the top people, products and projects in the industrial coatings field, has been reopened. For the first time, the 2021 Prestige Award process will be promoted in the pages of JPCL—including a cover feature on the award winners in the March 2022 issue.
Nominations are now open again for the 2021 awards for outstanding projects, with a new deadline of Feb. 15, 2022. Nominations submitted before the Oct. 31, 2021, deadline will be held for consideration along with any incoming Prestige Awards nominations.
In terms of this issue’s features, Kevin Morris, John Sierzega and Greg Hansen of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine take a look at lining membrane bioreactor (MBR) basins for water treatment operations in “Two Membrane Bioreactor Basin Projects, Two Lining Approaches.” This article recaps two separate projects in which each project team made its choice of when to apply the lining systems—both of which had their own drawbacks and benefits.
Continuing on, Kevin Kipp, Hardig Industrial Services recaps the refurbishment of a large oven room in a U.S. food and beverage manufacturing facility. In “Concrete Floor and Wall Systems: Protection from the Bottom to the Top,” the owners decided to install new high-performance coating systems instead of new tiling to protect the refinished oven room’s concrete walls and floors.
As a final installation, the December issue features JPCL’s 2021 Coating Systems Buying Guide for Concrete. This year’s Guide features details about high-performance coating systems for concrete substrates. The Guide is published as a resource for facility owners, third-party specifiers, contractors and anyone else engaged in a coatings project and allows the user to identify systems that companies recommend for specific applications, exposures, substrates and specialty functions.
Looking to January
According to Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the January issue:
JPCL Archives, Subscriptions
Following the release of the issue, the magazine will be added to the JPCL archives—containing 25 years of JPCL digital issues dating back to 1996—which cover 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.