JPCL Preps for Resource Season


In the coming months, the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings readers can look forward to the annual offering of resources that can guide them in selecting and sourcing the equipment and coatings they may need on their job site.

In the July issue, readers can expect the publication of the 2023 Equipment Buying Guide, which includes a wide array of products used for coating projects available from the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers.

Later this year, readers will also be able to look through the contents of the two Coatings Systems Buying Guides, which list the systems currently offered by coating companies for a variety of substrates and settings. The guide for steel is expected to be published in September, while the guide for concrete will be available in the December issue.

For contractors specifically, JPCL will start soliciting information for our annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors this month. The Directory, expected to be published in August, is the readers’ chance to get their company’s name and service capabilities in front of facility owners and other industry stakeholders in both the print and online editions.

Finally, contractors should be made aware that JPCL publisher Technology Publishing Company has announced the dates and location for its sixth annual TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings (formerly Contractor Connect). More information on the event, scheduled for Nov. 7-10 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada, can be found here.

Other Issue Contents

The May issue of JPCL—online at and in print—offers first-quarter financial reports from key coatings companies in “Coverage.” The department also provides current information about the upcoming TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings (formerly Contractor Connect).

Features in this issue include the Coatings 101 educational series, which focuses on sizing dehumidification for water tank lining projects. “Coatings 101: Sizing DH for Water Tank Lining Jobs" explains how sizing depends on the goals for climate control and on all project conditions of the tank, from geographical location to weather conditions and project specifications.

Next, “Repainting a Water Tank at the Detroit Zoo” discusses the Detroit Zoo’s decision to restore the carbon steel water tower that has served as a long-time brand icon for the attraction. The job faced several challenges typical for such a project, and one or two that were completely unique. This article recaps the project from the coating contractor’s perspective, authored by Mike Moran, Protective Coatings Epoxy Systems; and Gordon Brinker, PPG Protective & Marine Coatings.

Finally, “Understanding and Monitoring Photodegradation of Coatings,” by Rob Francis and Daniel McKeown of Dulux Australia covers how the primary purpose of a protective coating is to prevent corrosion as well as aesthetics, especially when the structure is visible to the public. This article looks at the main causes of poor appearance, concentrating on color loss, and uses a case study from a major highway structure in Melbourne, Australia, to show how color change can be minimized and monitored.

Readers can also find the recurring Bid Bits and Paint by Numbers articles in this issue.

Coming Next Issue

According to Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the May issue:

  • JPCL 2023 Equipment Buying Guide;
  • Flooring Systems for EV Battery Facilities;
  • Environmental Benefits of Hydropower Coatings;
  • Coatings 101: Hand- and Power-Tool Cleaning; and
  • Industry news, coatings community comments and upcoming events.

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