November 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 * Bechtel * Chugoku Marine Paints * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs* Failure Analysis * Halloysite * Hempaguard® * Hempel * Jotun * Ichthys * International Paints * LNG Plants * McDermott * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Shawcor * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Smart Coatings * Superhydrophobic Coatings * Zinc-Rich Epoxies

INDUSTRY NEWS

Paint Maker Akzo Nobel Mulls Another Round of Price Hikes
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/paint-maker-akzo-nobel-india-mulls-another-round-of-price-hike/article37560893.ece

How Hempel’s Global R& D Department Succeeded with Time Registration
https://projectum.com/customers/time-registration-with-hempel/

Hempel’s Focus on Biofouling – a Smooth Hull Reduces Your Vessel’s GHG Emissions
Hempaguard™ X7 system is one of the antifouling coatings on the market that maintains a fouling-free hull for over five years
https://gcaptain.com/biofouling-in-focus-a-smooth-hull-reduces-your-vessels-ghg-emissions/

How to Conduct a Coating-related Corrosion Failure Analysis (12 Key Steps)
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/5MVMZzTfVVXVuyr#pdfviewer

Hempel Research Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Zinc Rich Epoxy Coatings Modified with Stainless Steel Flakes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004872

Recorded Webinar of Specialist Workshop on Zinc-Rich Epoxies with Mike Taylor , Technical Support Manager PPG Protective & Marine Coatings EMEA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBfMdUFdZY

Bechtel Seeking Senior Coating Specialist to Establish Coating Requirements for Equipment and Piping in LNG Plants
https://lensa.com/senior-coatings-specialist-jobs/houston/jd/03674fcc29816890f4a6bf4dc478e14a

McDermott awarded EPFC contract for Woodfibre LNG Including Protective Coatings Package
https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/24112021/mcdermott-awarded-epfc-contract-for-woodfibre-lng/

McDermott Lands Another Ichthys Contract
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/mcdermott-lands-another-ichthys-contract/

Shawcor Announces $25 mil Contract Award for Gulf of Mexico Pipeline Coating Project
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/shawcor-announces-contract-award-gulf-123000502.html

Chugoku Marine Paints 1H FY03/22 Report Update
https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2021-11-19/chugoku-marine-paints-1h-fy03-22-report-update
https://sharedresearch.jp/en/companies/4617#top

NEW RESEARCH

Superhydrophobic Epoxy Coating Based Nanofunctionalized Crosslinked Epoxy Resin for Robust Protection Against Corrosion and Contaminants
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775721017830

A pH-Responsive Intelligent Coating Based on Calcium Carbonate Microspheres for Long-Term Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169433221030178

Synthesis of Graphene Oxide Functionalized by Phytic Acid for Anticorrosive Reinforcement of Epoxy Coatings
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.51910

Synthesis of Robust Polyaniline Microcapsules via UV-initiated Polymerization for Self-Healing Anti-Corrosion Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402100463X

One-Step Preparation of Inhibitor-Loaded Nanocontainers and their Application in Self-Healing Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2667266921000190

Development of Self-Healing Epoxy-Based Coating by Encapsulation of Cerium Nitrate within Poly(urea-formaldehyde) Microcapsules
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsomega.1c04597

Intumescent Flame Retardant Epoxy Coatings based on Graphene Oxide and Halloysite Nanotubes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785321068309

Halloysite-Kaolin: An Emerging Material with Unique Properties Making it Suitable for Protective Coatings
https://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/959979/halloysite-kaolin-an-emerging-material-with-unique-properties-making-it-suitable-for-green-technology-applications-959979.html

Oxygen Reduction Catalysts for Active Corrosion Protection of Epoxy Coatings [PDF]
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/RDmVTVreHYgauXE#pdfviewer

Enhanced Anticorrosion Properties through Structured Particle Design of Epoxy-Styrene-Acrylate Composite Emulsion
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/11/1422/pdf

Polyurethane Coating Based on Tannic Acid Functionalized Ce-MMT Nanocomposites for the Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004847

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
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 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.

November 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Bechtel * Chugoku Marine Paints * CMP * Covallox® Technology * CUI * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotacote™ Universal S120 * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * PCN * Protective Coatings * Reduced Graphene Oxide * Salt Fog Testing * Salt Spray Testing * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Tnemec

INDUSTRY NEWS

Jotun Free Webinar on Hidden Dangers of CUI – Corrosion Under Insulation (7th December 2021)
https://www.worldfertilizer.com/webinars/11112021/hidden-dangers-corrosion-under-insulation/

Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) Unlock the Secret to Protecting Ships on High Fouling Risk Routes
https://www.coatingsworld.com/issues/2021-08-01/view_breaking-news/selektope-antifouling-paint-by-chugoku-marine-paints-protects-ships-on-high-fouling-risk-routes/

AkzoNobel Recognized as a Sustainability Leader
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/109463-akzonobel-recognized-as-a-sustainability-leader

ExcelPlas Coating Labs Expands its Salt Fog Testing Capabilities
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/6ZJg1PdU5CTErps#pdfviewer

Houston Construction Company Owner Calls Our Sherwin Williams for Supply Chain Surcharge
https://abc13.com/supply-chain-surcharge-sherwin-williams-and-demand-costs/11229601/

Jotacote Universal S120 Epoxy Coating Releases to the U.S. Market
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Wx7VNiREs

Where Do You Find an Epoxy Coating with 20-30 Years Corrosion Resistance – Ask Jotun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Wx7VNiREs

The Challenges of Material and Coating Selection for the LNG Industry
https://www.bechtel.com/getmedia/d2e6ff9d-15fd-4a49-9350-6a425bbd8194/The-Challenges-of-LNG-materials-selection/

Five Things to Consider Before You Overcoat – Is Your Aged Coating Suitable to Overcoat?
https://tnemec.com/remedy-index-page/5-things-know-you-overcoat/

NEW RESEARCH

Corrosion Performance and Rust Conversion Mechanism of Graphene Modified Epoxy Surface-Tolerant Coating
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2021.767776/full

2D Reduced-Graphene Oxide (rGO) Nanosheets for Efficient Epoxy Nano-Composite Anti-Corrosion Properties
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S245226272100088X

Research Progress of Microcapsule Self-Healing Anticorrosive Coatings
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/2076/1/012083/pdf

Smart Nanocontainers for Epoxy Coatings to Inhibit Corrosion
https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=57263

Self-Healing Polyurethane-based Composite Coating with High Strength and Anti-Corrosion Properties for Metal Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359836821006491!

Use of Lithium Soap as an Additive to Enhance the UV Resistance of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004756

Effect of Seawater on Failure Behaviour of Glass Flake Epoxy Coating
https://www.jcscp.org/EN/Y2022/V42/I1/39#1

Silicon Oxide Encapsulated ZIF-8 Loaded on Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) to Improve Flame Retardancy of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004768

Synergistic Effect of Carbon Nanotubes Bonded Graphene Oxide to Enhance the Flame Retardant Performance of Intumescent Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004690

Fabrication of Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites Using a Green Approach to Induce Active Barrier Protection in Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652621031218

Fire Resistance of Steel Structures with Epoxy Coating Fire Protection under Cryogenic Exposure
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-5309/11/11/537

Novel Modified Expanded Graphite/Epoxy 3D Coating with Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721050932

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
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 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.