August 2020 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 * Carboline * Chiyoda * ExcelPlas * Ichthys * JKC * KBR * Jotun * Sherwin Williams

Carboline Reports Q4 2020 Numbers
https://www.paintsquare.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=22710

Akzo Nobel Present Improved Corrosion Performance of IMM Silicone Coatings Over Epoxy-Phenolic Coatingshttp://cloud.excelplas.com/s/4SpYPWcI3say3os#pdfviewer

Study of Degradation of Stockpiled- Fusion-Bonded Epoxy (FBE)-Coated Pipe
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/jzpqO3Dv9fnxNBv#pdfviewer

Sherwin-Williams Adds Intumescent Anticorrosion Coating for Onshore Assets
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2020/07/sherwin-williams-adds-intumescent-coating-for-onshore-assets

KBR, JKC, Chiyoda Lose Ichthys Appeal but Dispute Continues
https://www.upstreamonline.com/finance/kbr-jkc-chiyoda-lose-ichthys-appeal-but-dispute-continues/2-1-846839
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/RRUZ2TaAQqLRCvc#pdfviewer

Ichthys Contractor Loses $2.5 Billion Court Appeal
https://www.energynewsbulletin.net/finance-legal/news/1391750/ichthys-contractor-loses-usd25-billion-court-appeal

The Influence of Soluble Salts Content on the Performance of an Epoxy Coating System via Accelerated Corrosion Tests
https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1517-70762020000200340&script=sci_arttext

Protective Coatings News (PCN) – World News for Coatings and Failure Prevention
https://www.coatingsnews.com/

Modified Phenolic Resins And Their Compatibility With The Components Of Epoxy-phenolic Protective Coatings
http://vhht.dp.ua/wp-content/uploads/pdf/2020/1/Varlan.pdf

In-Situ SECM Observation of Corrosion Behavior of Carbon Steel at Defects of Epoxy Coating under AC Current Conditions
https://www.cjmr.org/EN/10.11901/1005.3093.2019.571

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS)/Epoxy Coatings: A Review
https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/jsuin.20.00037

Study of the Performance of Carbon Steel Under the Effect of Epoxy/LDH-Zn-Al-NO2- Coating Barrier as Corrosion Inhibitor by EIS
https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1517-70762020000200351&script=sci_arttext&tlng=pt

Enhanced Corrosion Resistance and Weathering Resistance of Waterborne Epoxy Coatings
https://www.icorr.org/enhanced-corrosion-resistance-and-weathering-resistance-of-waterborne-epoxy-coatings/

Corrosion Behavior of 5-hydroxytryptophan (HTP)/Epoxy and Clay Particle-Reinforced Epoxy Composite Steel Coatings
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23311916.2020.1797982?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Development of Self-Healing Coatings Based on Urea-formaldehyde/Polyurethane Microcapsules Containing Epoxy Resin
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.49663

Electrochemical, Mechanical and Adhesive Properties of Surface Modified NiO-Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings on Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S092151072030146X

Organophilic Nano-Alumina for Superhydrophobic Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058420309068

Corrosion Inhibition Properties of Epoxy-Zinc Oxide Nanocomposite Coating on Stainless Steel 316L
https://www.scientific.net/SSP.307.285

Durability and Weathering of Protective Coatings – EXCELPLAS
By accelerating the polymer binder weathering process we can: investigate long-term product development; compare the durability of different coating products or formulations.
We understand the complex degrading effect that heat, light, moisture and stress can have on polymer-based coatings.
We have expertise in:
* degradation and stabilisation mechanisms of protective coatings
* accelerated and natural weathering
* property prediction by modelling
* instrumental analysis
* mechanical and physical assessment
We can assess the influence of weathering on plastics durability, including the effect of ultraviolet radiation and the synergistic effects between ultraviolet radiation, heat and moisture.
By accelerating the plastic weathering process we can:
* investigate long-term product development
* compare the durability of different coating products or formulations
* test coatings to existing Australian and International standards.
We can assist with:
* accurately and independently preparing products to specification, including Australian standards and the Australian Paint Approval Scheme
* monitoring coating application to ensure that all aspects of the specification are complied with, including correct product application, proper surface preparation (e.g. Blast profile)  and correct film builds
* investigating all coating-related complaints and providing expert witnesses, report preparation and dispute resolution to a coating problem.
Recognised Accreditation:
Our laboratory services are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and comply with all its requirements for chemical laboratories. NATA-endorsed reports can be issued for many tests. We are also accredited to the main International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard used by testing and calibration laboratories (ISO 17025).
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/


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/

July 2020 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * PPG * Sherwin Williams

Akzo Nobel Publishes Q2 2020 Results 
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-07-22/akzonobel-publishes-2q-2020-results/

PPG Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200716006020/en/PPG-Reports-Quarter-2020-Financial-Results

Why PPG Industries Stock Fell 20% in the First Half of 2020
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/07/06/why-ppg-industries-stock-fell-20-in-the-first-half.aspx

Jotun Launch The World’s Only NORSOK Compliant Surface Tolerant Paint System for Brush and Roller
https://www.jotun.com/ir/en/b2b/campaigns/offshore-maintenance-solutions/

Jotun Philippines Receive ISO Award for Environmental Management and Health and Safety
https://scandasia.com/jotun-philippines-recieved-iso-award-for-environmental-management-and-health-and-safety-management/

ExcelPlas Labs – The Experts in Failure Analysis of Protective Coatings
We use an array of advanced analytical instruments to characterise, identify and probe coating failure to determine the root cause of failure.
Our sophisticated approach combined the following techniques to understand coating failures: FTIR-DSC-TGA-SOM-SEM-EDS-XRD-EIS-QUV-SSC
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Preparation and Properties Study of Graphene-Enhanced Acid-Resistant Epoxy Anticorrosion Coating for Subsea Oil and Gas
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/514/2/022061/pdf

Study on Self-Healing and Corrosion Resistance Behaviors of Functionalized Carbon Dot-intercalated Graphene-Based Epoxy Coatings
https://www.x-mol.com/paper/1286360719494397952

Hybrid Halloysite Nanotubes as Smart Carriers for Corrosion Protection
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.0c08953

Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)/Epoxy Coatings: A Review
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7345547/

The Impact of Crystallite Size of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Wollastonite on its Modifying Effect in Epoxy Coatings
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/869/3/032007/meta

Anticorrosion BehavioUr of Superhydrophobic Particles Reinforced Epoxy Coatings for Long-time in the High Salinity Liquid
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020306287

Molybdate Intercalated Hydrotalcite/Graphene Oxide Composite Epoxy Coatings as Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897220308343


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/