Highlights from the JPCL Coatings 101 Issue
The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. The first Coatings 101 special issue contains feature articles on coatings technology, coating job essentials, an update to a profile featured in 2015 and a guide to coatings industry resource groups.
Opening the July issue, JPCL is now accepting nominations for its annual Prestige Awards, with this year’s program featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects and the people and products that contribute to their successful completion.
However, differing from past editions, the 2022 Top Project awards will highlight specific products involved in notable coating projects across an array of industry sectors. Additionally, each Top Project category will include Project MVP awards, which will recognize the team leaders who helped carry these projects through to successful completion.
Top Project categories include Surface Preparation, Steel Coating, Concrete Coating and Specialty Function. Nominations are due Oct. 15. To submit your project nominations, visit paintsquare.com/prestige.
Following this announcement, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on paintsquare.com for the Coverage section. Some of these topics include Tnemec’s new director appointments, Sherwin-Williams acquiring Dur-A-Flex and bridge repairs in the City of Pittsburgh.
In this issue’s features, Brian Goldie, Technical Editor for JPCL, opens with the first installment in the Coatings 101 series. “Technology: A Primer for Newcomers and a Refresher for Seasoned Professionals” provides a basic overview of paint and coatings technology for both newcomers and veterans coatings contractors.
Continuing on, Robert Ikenberry, California Engineering Contractors, shares four simple—but important—tips for keeping a painting project on track and on budget, and not getting lost in the vast array of details and considerations inherent to any job in “Coatings 101: The Four Ps for a Profitable Project."
Next, in “Where Are They Now?: Updates and Insights from JPCL’s Next-Gen Class of 2015,” JPCL checked in with some of the individuals profiled seven years ago in its special issue, “Coating Professionals: The Next Generation,” to see how their careers have progressed and what advice they can offer the next crop of paint professionals.
Finally, the Coatings 101 issue features the “Guide to Coatings Industry Resource Groups: Directory of Associations.” This directory offers a glimpse of the most notable coatings industry and related associations that publish standards, offer training and certification programs, and host conferences, networking and career development events.
Looking to August
According to Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the
JPCL Archives, Subscriptions
Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full March issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual articles on paintsquare.com.
Following the release of each issue, the magazine is 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.