May 2022 Vol. 2

PCN – Communicating News In Protective Coatings Globally in Real-Time

Leading Source of Industry News on Protective Coatings for Oil & Gas, Pipelines, Marine and Construction


NEWSMAKERS:  * Acotec * Akzo Nobel * California Air Resources Board * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * Humidur™ * Integrity Products * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Science Based Targets * Smart Coatings

BREAKING NEWS

Global Coatings Manufacturer PPG Fined Over Product Air Quality Regulations Requirements
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/nXT9IHgjddwEF75

SBTi Approves Hempel Emission Reduction Goals
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/UMySIVyQUXlcGbE

AkzoNobel Announces New Director Appointment for Marine and Protective Coatings
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/wcSg4ldOWZMRmq9

Jotun Joining Forces to Tackle Biofouling
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/joining-forces-to-tackle-biofouling/

Bellona and Jotun Join Forces to Tackle Biofouling
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-05-09/ngo-bellona-and-jotun-join-forces-to-tackle-biofouling/

INDUSTRY NEWS

Self-Healing Coatings for Active Corrosion Protection: Design, Evaluation, and Challenges [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/9MentzEz9AUfM7l#pdfviewer

Prediction of Durability of Thermal Insulating Epoxy Coatings with Regard to Climatic Ageing [PDF]
https://mdpi-res.com/d_attachment/polymers/polymers-14-01650/article_deploy/polymers-14-01650.pdf?version=1650380872

ExcelPlas is an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Acotec Launches One-coat PFP with Humidur Char
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-05-09/acotec-launches-one-coat-pfp-with-humidur-char/

Humidur® Char: Revolutionary PFP Coating by Acotec
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ9NKgeXyfk

NEW JOBS

Hempel Seeking R&D Chemists and Scientists for Early Technology Development in Marine Protective Coatings
https://simplyjob.com/819705/hempel-a-s/r-d-scientist-for-early-technology-development

Hempel Seeking Account Manager for Energy and Infrastructure Division of Protective Coatings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/56910407?type=standout

Akzo Nobel Seeking Area Sales Manager for Marine and Protective Coatings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/56921875?type=standard

LATEST RESEARCH

A Review on Corrosion, Adhesion, and Anti-Microbial Performance of Epoxy-Based Nanocomposite Coatings
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-16-9302-1_23

Corrosion Self-Warning and Repair Tracking Polymeric Coatings Based on Stimulus Responsive Nanosensors
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/nr/d2nr01406h

Facile Construction of Self-Healing Polydopamine-Based Composite Coating Protection of Copper from NaCl Solution
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2022.850362/full

Novel Multilayer Structural Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating for Enhanced Adhesion and Protection Properties of Steel
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/25740881.2022.2071160?journalCode=lpte21

Novel Long-Acting Smart Anticorrosion Coating Based on pH-controlled Release Polyaniline Hollow Microspheres Encapsulating Inhibitor
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167732222008790

Recent Advances in Bio-inspired Multifunctional Coatings for Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022001552?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Development of an Online Monitoring Device for the Mixing Ratio of Two-Part Epoxy Coatings Using an Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy Technique and Machine Learning
https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9717/10/5/951/pdf?version=1652181467

Autonomous-Healing and Smart Anti-Corrosion Mechanism of Polyurethane Embedded with a Novel Synthesized Microcapsule Containing Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate as a Corrosion Inhibitor
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2022/ra/d2ra01131j

Ultra-Scratch-Resistant, Hydrophobic and Transparent Organosilicon-Epoxy-Resin Coating with a Double Cross-Link Structure
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/12/10/4854/pdf

Effects of Incorporating Silanized Nanoclay on the Barrier, Hydrophobic and Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Resin in Chloride Environment
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.iecr.2c00786

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN – Communicate Your Message Instantly with the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
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This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (http://www.excelplas.com/)

ExcelPlas Labs provides independent testing, analysis, and investigation on protective coatings to prevent corrosion.

ExcelPlas has extensive analytical capabilities for testing of Protective Coatings and Insulation Consulting for major oil and gas companies.

We conduct corrosion surveys, coating sampling, coating analysis, and testing to ensure coating specifications for a wide range of onshore and offshore clients in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.

ExcelPlas Labs offer a full range of coating testing and analytical services to Australia’s mining, oil, gas, and infrastructure sectors.

Forensic analysis for undertaking various coating-based failure investigations and problem-solving.

ExcelPlas Undertakes Analysis & Testing of Polymer Coating Systems including:

  • Epoxy Protective Coatings
  • Epoxy-Phenolic Protective Coatings
  • Fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) 
  • Dual-Layer Fusion bonded epoxy (DLFBE)
  • Liquid applied epoxy (LAE)
  • Abrasion-resistant overcoat (ARO)
  • Three-layer PE (3LPE)
  • Multi-component liquid spray  (MCL)
  • Heat shrink sleeves (HSS)

Testing on Coatings that ExcelPlas can Undertake includes:

  • Coating identification by Infra-red Analysis (FTIR)
  • Degree of Cure by Thermal Analysis (DSC)
  • Coating Filler Identification by X-ray Analysis (EDS/XRD)
  • Coating Microstructure by Embedding, Polishing, and Optical Microscopy (OM)
  • Coating Thermal Stability and Composition by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

DSC – Phase transition/volatiles / Tg / degree of cure/characterisation
TGA – Volatile compounds, inorganic mass % mix ratio
Element mapping for chlorides on paint flakes
Microscopy -Count layers and thickness of layers

  • Assess porosity and voids
  • Check distribution and orientation of filler particles

Condition monitoring and analysis of corrosion prevention coatings (epoxies, epoxy-phenolics)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes, and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receive regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each PCN newsletter.

May 2022 Vol. 1

PCN – Communicating News In Protective Coatings Globally in Real-Time

Leading Source of Industry News on Protective Coatings for Oil & Gas, Pipelines, Marine and Construction


NEWSMAKERS:  * Akzo Nobel * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Fastar™ * Graphene * Hempel * INPEX * Integrity Products * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Nippon Paint Marine * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Wheatstone

Hempel Links EUR 1.5 Billion Credit Facilities to Sustainability Targets
https://www.hempel.com/news/2022/sustainability-linked-financing

Nippon Paint’s Fastar™ Marine Coatings of Choice for Josco’s Next Generation Liners
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-05-03/nippon-paints-fastar-marine-coatings-of-choice-for-joscos-next-generation-liners/

Ensuring Confidence in Protective Coatings by Corrosion Testing
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YckOtGCsE6lrlcR#pdfviewer

Coating Delivers Superior Corrosion Protection for Oil and Gas Equipment
https://insights.globalspec.com/article/18560/coating-delivers-superior-corrosion-protection-for-oil-and-gas-equipment

Recent Breakthroughs in Antifouling Systems and Technology are Helping Win the War Against Corrosion
https://www.maritime-executive.com/magazine/barnacle-begone

Wheatstone LNG Tank Coated with 215 microns of Intertherm 228 (Two Component Epoxy Phenolic) and Interthane 990 (Two Component Acrylic Polyurethane)
https://www.duratec.com.au/projects/wheatstone-lng-tank-hydroblasting/

INPEX Use Japan’s Terra Drone to Detect Paint Failures and Corrosion in Metal Structures
https://qsstudy.com/japans-terra-drone-lands-70m-series-b-funding-to-accelerate-global-expansion/

INPEX Seeking Materials & Corrosion Engineer
https://www.seek.com.au/job/56762792?type=standard

Influence of Robust Drain Openings and Insulation Standoffs on Corrosion Under Insulation Behaviour of Carbon Steel
https://meridian.allenpress.com/corrosion/article-abstract/77/6/681/463891/Influence-of-Robust-Drain-Openings-and-Insulation

How to Solve CUI for Oil & Gas and LNG
https://www.flipsnack.com/vividspark/2021-integrity-products-product-catalogue/full-view.html

NEW RESEARCH

Microstructural Defects of Epoxy–Phenolic Coatings on Metal Substrates during Acidic Corrosion
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsapm.1c01759

Anticorrosive Composite Self-Healing Coating Enabled by Solar Irradiation
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11705-022-2147-1

Functionalized Ti3c2tx-Based Nanocomposite Coatings for Anticorrosion and Antifouling Applications
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4092253

Microstructure and Performance of Antibiofouling Coatings on High-Strength Steel Substrates Immersed in the Marine Environment [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2673-8023/2/2/18/pdf?version=1651579467

Effect of Nano-Fe2O3/Graphene Oxide Hybrids on the Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coating Under Alternating Hydrostatic Pressure
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667266922000226

Anticorrosive Performance of Polyaniline/Aluminium Tripolyphosphate Epoxy Composite Coatings
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01694243.2022.2067434?src=&journalCode=tast20

Influence of Anticorrosive Pigment, Dry-Film Thickness and Conditioning Time on Protective Properties of Two-Component Epoxy Primer [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/15/9/3041/pdf?version=1650610998

Smart PANI/Epoxy Anti-Corrosive Coating for Protection of Carbon Steel in Sea Water
https://www.x-mol.com/paper/1518782651485274112

Evaluation of the Anticorrosion Performance of CeO2-Modified Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Epoxy Coating Subjected to Simulated Saline-Alkali Solution
https://oa.mg/work/10.3390/polym14071412

Smart Protective Coatings with Self‐Sensing and Active Corrosion Protection Dual Functionality from pH-Sensitive Calcium Carbonate Microcontainers
https://research.tudelft.nl/en/publications/smart-protective-coatings-with-selfsensing-and-active-corrosion-p

Synthesis of Polyurethane/Polyurea Microcapsules Carrying Diisocyanate in Self-Healing Epoxy Coating
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/vjch.202100114

Dual-Curable Coatings Obtained from Multi-Functional Non-Isocyanate Polyurethane Oligomers
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-022-00614-0

Multifunctional Polymeric Double Layered Smart Composite Coatings For Corrosion Protection Of Steel
https://qspace.qu.edu.qa/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10576/26368/Norhan-20Ismail-20-%20OGS-20Approved-20Thesis.pdf?sequence-1&isAllowed-y

Recent Progress on the Metal-Organic Frameworks Decorated Graphene Oxide (MOFs-GO) Nano-Building Application for Epoxy Coatings for Mechanical-Thermal/Flame-Retardant and Anti-Corrosion Features Improvement
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021005166?via%3Dihub

Non-Destructive Evaluations of Water Uptake in Epoxy Coating
https://backend.orbit.dtu.dk/ws/portalfiles/portal/274389600/3.pdf

A Comparative Study on the Microstructure, Hardness and Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coated and Plain Rebars
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1591/ac6857/pdf

Probabilistic Model of the Fatigue Life of Epoxy-Coated Aluminium Alloys Considering Atmospheric Exposure
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0142112322001712

Anticorrosion Properties of Modified Basalt Powder/Epoxy Resin Coating
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-022-00615-z

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN – Communicate Your Message Instantly with the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os


This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (http://www.excelplas.com/)

ExcelPlas Labs provides independent testing, analysis, and investigation on protective coatings to prevent corrosion.

ExcelPlas has extensive analytical capabilities for testing of Protective Coatings and Insulation Consulting for major oil and gas companies.

We conduct corrosion surveys, coating sampling, coating analysis, and testing to ensure coating specifications for a wide range of onshore and offshore clients in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.

ExcelPlas Labs offer a full range of coating testing and analytical services to Australia’s mining, oil, gas, and infrastructure sectors.

Forensic analysis for undertaking various coating-based failure investigations and problem-solving.

ExcelPlas Undertakes Analysis & Testing of Polymer Coating Systems including:

  • Epoxy Protective Coatings
  • Epoxy-Phenolic Protective Coatings
  • Fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) 
  • Dual-Layer Fusion bonded epoxy (DLFBE)
  • Liquid applied epoxy (LAE)
  • Abrasion-resistant overcoat (ARO)
  • Three-layer PE (3LPE)
  • Multi-component liquid spray  (MCL)
  • Heat shrink sleeves (HSS)

Testing on Coatings that ExcelPlas can Undertake includes:

  • Coating identification by Infra-red Analysis (FTIR)
  • Degree of Cure by Thermal Analysis (DSC)
  • Coating Filler Identification by X-ray Analysis (EDS/XRD)
  • Coating Microstructure by Embedding, Polishing, and Optical Microscopy (OM)
  • Coating Thermal Stability and Composition by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

DSC – Phase transition/volatiles / Tg / degree of cure/characterisation
TGA – Volatile compounds, inorganic mass % mix ratio
Element mapping for chlorides on paint flakes
Microscopy -Count layers and thickness of layers

  • Assess porosity and voids
  • Check distribution and orientation of filler particles

Condition monitoring and analysis of corrosion prevention coatings (epoxies, epoxy-phenolics)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes, and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receive regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each PCN newsletter.