September 2021 Vol. 4

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 * Covallox™ * CUI * Enviroline™ * ExcelPlas * Graphene Oxide-Modified Epoxy (GOME) * Humidur™ * Jotacote™ * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * Protective Coatings * Selektope™ * Sherwin Williams * Temati

INDUSTRY NEWS

Major Fire at Jotun Coatings Factory in Norway
https://wataha.no/en/2021/09/15/fire-at-the-jotun-factory-in-sandefjord-the-police-begin-evacuations/
https://www.world-today-news.com/fire-at-jotun-factory-in-sandefjord-danger-of-spreading-to-neighboring-buildings-vg/

AkzoNobel Repurchases 274,000 of its Own Common Shares for EUR 27.64 Million
AkzoNobel intends to repurchase common shares up to a value of €1 billion
https://news.europawire.eu/akzonobel-repurchased-274000-of-its-own-common-shares-for-eur-27-64-million/eu-press-release/2021/09/21/13/12/15/91740/

New Study Reveals Vessels Using Jotun  Hull Performance Solutions Report 20% Lower Carbon Footprint
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-09-20/new-study-reveals-vessels-using-jotun-hps-reported-20-lower-carbon-intensity-in-operations/

Fire Now Under Control at Jotun Paint Factory in Sandefjord
https://newsbeezer.com/norwayeng/fire-under-control-at-jotun-factory-in-sandefjord-vg/

JOTUN Introduces Jotacote® Universal S120 Epoxy with Patented COVALLOX™ Technology
http://www.coatingspromag.com/industry-news/2021/09/jotun-introduces-jotacote-universal-s120-epoxy-with-patented-covallox-technology

Antifouling Paint Additive Company Posts Interim Report Q2 2021
https://i-tech.se/press-room/release/?id=0A301704CA9A4DBE

Optimal Inspections and Maintenance Planning for Anti-Corrosion Coating Failure on Ships (New Paper)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0029801821010672

Press Release Humidur™ : Relaunch of Book About Alarming Bacteriological Corrosion
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gZgTIN4bHdrrwUP#pdfviewer​

New Immersion Grade Water Tank Coating: Passing the Taste Test
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/KlFBIE2CbVZ8hB6#pdfviewer​

CUI MITIGATION & PREVENTION

Products to Reduce CUI at LNG Plants Such as Leak Detection Vials, Visual Inspection Plugs and Drain Plugs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUVkfUkHIjQ

Webinar TODAY: Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Inspection Tips (23 September 2021)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-corrosion-under-insulation-cui-inspection-tips-tickets-168186190423?aff=erelexpmlt

MEET THE EXPERTS TUTORIALS

Meet the Akzo Nobel Experts – Enviroline™ 376 Chemical Resistant Tank Coatings (Polycyclamine-Cured Novolac Epoxy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B5005PymFw

Meet the Akzo Nobel Experts video – Enviroline™ 405 Epoxy Novolac Tank and Vessel Coating
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnEcrgYN3VI

Introduction to Corrosion and Coatings by International Paints (IP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuvlAfXUgEQ

NEW RESEARCH

Study on Anti-Corrosion Performance and Mechanism of Epoxy Coatings based on Basalt Flake Loaded Aniline Trimer
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S221503822100145X

Optimization of Thermal and Hydrophobic Properties of GO-Doped Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings
https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/ntrev-2021-0078/html

Synergistic Effects of Hybrid Nanofillers on Graphene Oxide Reinforced Epoxy Coating on Corrosion Resistance and Fire Retardancy
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.51640?af=R

Local Oxidation of Buried Epoxy-amine Protective Coatings at the Iron Oxide Interphase
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003878?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Healing Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/09/healing-performance-of-epoxy-coatings

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform  infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Protective Coatings Space Across the Globe
PCN reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the protective coating’s industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

Get More Protective Coatings News
https://www.coatingsnews.com/


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 receiving 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 on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.

September 2021 Vol. 3

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:  * A&I Coatings * Akzo Nobel * CUI * Dulux * Duremax® * ExcelPlas * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * Hempaguard® * Hempel * Interbond® * International Paints * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Norner * PCN * Protective Coatings * Smart Coatings * The Sixth Element

INDUSTRY NEWS

International Celebrates 140 Years As A Global Leader In Marine, Protective And Yacht Coatings
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-09-16/international-celebrates-140-years-as-a-global-leader-in-marine-protective-and-yacht-coatings/

Hempel Playing the Long Game
Hempel’s Hempaguard X7 coating is proven to beneficially affect both the EEXI- as well as the CII-rating.
The EEXI-rating will improve by 2 per cent thanks to the superior smoothness of Hempaguard X7. This 2 per cent EEXI-improvement translates into a 6 per cent fuel reduction directly after the coating has been applied (using the rule of thumb of a 1:3 relationship between speed and power/fuel).
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/playing-the-long-game/

Limitations of Phenolic Epoxies Leads to Search for Alternatives Protective Coating for Major LNG Liquefaction Project in Southeast Asia
https://www.international-pc.com/news-and-stories/reliable-protection-large-lng-project-southeast-asia

The Sixth Element Produces Commercial Graphene for Enhancing Protective Coatings
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YRHz27DaA691lOO#pdfviewer​

Norner Receives Approval to Test Marine Coating
https://www.norner.no/news-and-press-releases/norner-has-received-lloyd-s-approval-for-marine-coating-testing

ExcelPlas Labs Accredited for Testing of Protective Coatings for LNG and Oil & Gas
ExcelPlas has developed a leading position in third party test services for protective coatings and invested heavily in modern laboratory test facilities.
https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/5x2rj/2955608/.3F30uYXeB85sOAJT0krKwZgzopdH3soM_tPWqzg.html

Detecting Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) on Stainless Steel in Hydrocarbon Processing Plants
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/TXNSFC7a9dt3MiB#pdfviewer​

Designing and Evaluating Corrosion Sensing Coatings for Marine Environments
https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/v8dv2wm6td/1

Improved Corrosion Protection of Acrylic Coatings by Doping with Microencapsulated Corrosion Inhibitors
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/9/1134/htm

Assessing the Efficiency of Using Carbon Nanocomposite Materials for Corrosion Protection of Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1989/1/012018/pdf

Anticorrosive Performances of Sulfonate‑Barium and Sulfonated Graphene Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021002411

NEW COATINGS

Product Spotlight: Duremax® GFX – Superior Glass Fake Epoxy Coating
https://www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au/news/product-spotlight-duremax-gfx/

A&I Coatings Debuts Vitreflon® 795 XSR. Ceramic filled, Polyaspartic Modified Fluoropolymer Paint  for Commercial and Architectural, Mining and Heavy Industry
https://www.aicoatings.com.au/products/vitreflon-795-sr-high-solids-fluoropolymer-topcoat/

Introduction of an Innovative Corrosion-Protective Alkyd Steel Coating Based on a Novel Layered Aluminium Tripolyphosphate Barrier Pigment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003714

Robust, Hydrophobic Anti-Corrosion Coating Prepared by PDMS Modified Epoxy with Graphite Nanoplatelets/Nano-silica Hybrid Nanofillers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897221006149

NEW WEBINARS

Webinar: Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Inspection Tips (23 September 2021)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-corrosion-under-insulation-cui-inspection-tips-tickets-168186190423?aff=erelexpmlt

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform  infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination

https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/5x2rj/2955608/.3F30uYXeB85sOAJT0krKwZgzopdH3soM_tPWqzg.html

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Protective Coatings Space Across the Globe
PCN reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the protective coating’s industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

Get More Protective Coatings News
https://www.coatingsnews.com/


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 receiving 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 on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.