JPCL Releases Latest Issue Highlights


The latest issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at This issue contains feature articles on avoiding hazards while working at heights, coatings for wind turbines at sea and the 40-year anniversary for the WaterJet Technology Association.

Recent JPCL Highlights

In addition to the preview of TPC Connect, last month’s JPCL issue announces that the deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Prestige Awards has been extended to Friday, Dec. 1.

Nominations opened in August for the awards program, with this year’s awards featuring specific products involved in notable coating projects across an array of industry sectors, including bridge and highway, water and wastewater, marine, energy production and more.

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.

Following the announcement, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on for the Coverage section of this latest issue. Some of these topics include bridge funding and upcoming projects.

The next installment of the “Coatings 101” series also covers the principles of working at heights, explaining how protection against falling from heights actually starts on the ground level, offering guidance on performing workplace risk assessments, ensuring that workers are properly equipped and other considerations for keeping workers safe at heights.

In terms of this issue’s features, “Selecting Protective Coatings for Wind Turbines at Sea” by James Lawson of Carboline Company outlines some of the main factors to consider when selecting coating systems to protect offshore wind turbine foundations, reviewing the key differences between the traditional coatings used and exploring another coating option that has the potential to outperform them all.

Finally, this year, the WaterJet Technology Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary as an advocacy group for best practices and evolving technology in the waterjetting industry. In “4 Decades of Progress in Waterjetting,” Peter Wright reviews some of WJTA’s historical highlights, including its initial founding, the development of educational and training materials, the evolution of its annual conference and exhibition, and more.

Readers can also find the recurring Bid Bits and Paint by Numbers.

Looking Ahead

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

  • Automation in Shipyards: Confirming Environmental Benefits; 
  • Cathodic Protection and Coatings: Lessons from the Field; 
  • Coatings 101: PPE from Head to Toe; 
  • TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings Recap;
  • Special Advertising Section: Blasting Resource Guide; and
  • Industry news, coatings community comments and upcoming events.

JPCL Archives, Subscriptions

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full June issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual articles on

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.

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