JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Opens


Readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings can now cast their vote for their favorite articles published in 2023 for the seventh consecutive year of the JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards.

“The JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards bring our two most essential groups together—our authors and our readers—to highlight the best of the magazine from 2023. It’s that time of the year again to look back on all we learned from last year’s articles, and give those authors the recognition they deserve,” said JPCL Editor-in-Chief Charlie Lange.

JPCL readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite articles published between January 2023 and December 2023. The articles from the year are classified into five categories:

  • Coatings and Materials;
  • Process Technology;
  • Standards and Best Practices; and
  • Projects and Performance.

Voting will continue through the rest of this month, officially closing on March 1 at midnight. Winners will be announced in the March issue of JPCL. To vote, click here.

Recent JPCL Highlights

Following the announcement, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on for the Coverage section. Some of these topics include KTA-Tator announcing its 75-year anniversary; a partnership between BlastOne and QLayers; the appointment of SpongeJet’s new CEO; a new product roundup; and industry polls, comments and more.

The first feature article, “From a Family Company to a Company Family: Sauereisen Celebrates 125 Years,” details how this year, Pittsburgh-based protective coatings, linings and high temperature resistant materials manufacturing company Sauereisen is celebrated its 125th anniversary. JPCL recently spoke with Eric Sauereisen, who took over as president of the company in 2002, to discuss Sauereisen’s origins and guiding principles and emerging market trends for the company.

Continuing, “Wet-Blasting Equipment: A Comparison for Industrial Coatings Contractors,” explains how the process of introducing water to a mixture of pressurized air and abrasive, is now a mainstream process in the surface preparation field. Jon Kenimer, BlastOne International, examines and compares the various technologies and equipment currently available for these applications in the industrial coatings market.

Finally, “Repainting the Morrison Bridge,” details how last summer, crews on the Morrison Bridge in Portland, Oregon, finished a two-year-long repainting project, which included around 2,000 gallons of paint and roughly 5,000 hours of work. This article recaps the completed project, which marks the first time the bridge has been painted since its construction 66 years ago.

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

Coming Next Issue

According to Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the upcoming issue:

  • Revisiting Coal-Tar vs. Modified Epoxy Coatings;
  • Passive Fire Protection Case History;
  • Coatings Inspection: Steps and Standards;
  • Event Preview: AMPP 2024 Conference + Expo; and
  • Industry news, coatings community comments and more

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