November 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:  * Axalta * Chugoku Marine * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * KAEFER * PCN * Safinah * Tesla * Vestas

Stay on Top of All Competitive Threats, Changes, and Trends Within Defined Protective Coating Market Segment
PCN Offering Geosynthetic Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services 
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

INDUSTRY NEWS

White Paper – Protective Coating Failures and Their Costly Consequences for the Oil, Gas and LNG Sector [PDF]
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer​

Axalta Announces New Organizational Model to Drive Performance
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/axalta-announces-new-organizational-model-to-drive-performance-301166720.html

Jotun Prepares Solvent-Free Coating for Global Launch
https://vpoglobal.com/2020/11/05/jotun-prepares-solvent-free-coating-for-global-launch/

Jotun Increasing Market Share in Protective Coatings in Saudi Arabia
https://ognnews.com/Article/7590/Jotun_increasing_market_share_for_protective_coatings_in_Saudi_Arabia

A Shield of Protection: Coatings in the LNG Industry
https://www.safinah-group.com/a-shield-of-protection-coatings-in-the-lng-industry/

Assessment of Anti-Corrosion Performances of Coating Systems for Corrosion Prevention of Offshore Wind Power Steel Structures
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/10/970/pdf

Vestas and Hempel Partner to Develop Surface Protection Coatings for Wind Turbines
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/107984-vestas-and-hempel-partner-to-develop-surface-protection-for-wind-turbines

Tesla NanoCoatings’ Technology Significantly Reduces Maintenance Costs
https://www.shaledirectories.com/blog/tesla-nanocoatings-technology-significantly-reduces-maintenance-costs-2/

NEW RESEARCH

Corrosion Protection of Steel Elements in Façade Systems – A Review
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352710220333921

Synthesis of Hydrophobic Fluoro-Substituted Polyaniline Filler for the Long-Term Anti-Corrosion Performance Enhancement of Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010938X20323751

Preparation of Graphene-Modified Anticorrosion Epoxy Coating and Study on Its Corrosion Resistance Mechanism
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/2020/8846644/

Enhancement of Barrier and Anti-Corrosive Performance of Zinc-Rich Epoxy Coatings Using Nano-Silica/Graphene Oxide Hybrid
https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/corrrev/ahead-of-print/article-10.1515-corrrev-2020-0034/article-10.1515-corrrev-2020-0034.xml

Webinar: Polymeric Tapes for Pipeline Corrosion Protection: What are the differences of PVC and PE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YRgcpPBR1s


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/

October 2020 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:  * Borchers * Chugoku Marine * Corrpro * DENSO * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * KAEFER * PCN * Nippon Paint

LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS

New Nippon Paint Partner Goh Cheng Liang is a Singaporean Billionaire
https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/luxury/article/3106032/nippon-paint-partner-goh-cheng-liang-singaporean-billionaire

Changes to ISO Standards for Corrosion and Infield Chloride Testing Demonstration (BlastOne)
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/corrosion-and-prevention-online-coatings-and-applicators-day/

Novel Inspection Technology for Proper Surface Preparation – Andrew Recker –  Borchers Americas, Inc.
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/corrosion-and-prevention-online-coatings-and-applicators-day/

Hempel Training Video on International Trends and Best Practices in PFP & Intumescent Coatings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hO7KCFk9oc

EIS study of the Corrosion Behaviour of an Organic Protective Coating Applied on an Oil Tanker
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/j8LjuI2hHgJzNWL#pdfviewer​

NEW RESEARCH

New Anticorrosive Pigment for Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169131720304555

New Enhanced Active/barrier Corrosion Protective Properties of Epoxy Coatings Containing Eco-friendly Green Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Pigments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167732220353344

New Development of an Active/Barrier Bi-functional Anti-Corrosion System Based on an Epoxy Nanocomposite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894720334859

New Use of Waste Polycarbonates into Epoxy Coatings for Environmental Sustainability
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/gc/d0gc01318h#!divAbstract

New Bio-inspired Superhydrophobic Self-healing Surfaces with Synergistic Anticorrosion Performance
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42235-020-0094-4

Preparation of Hydrophobic Epoxy–Polydimethylsiloxane–Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Coatings for Antifouling Application
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/sm/c9sm01952a#!divAbstract

Synthesis of Carboxymethyl Chitosan-Functionalized Graphene Nanomaterial for Anticorrosive Reinforcement of Waterborne Epoxy Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0144861720314223

Anticorrosive Properties and Rust Conversion Mechanism of Phytic Acid‐Based Surface Tolerant Coating
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/apj.2584

Tribological and Corrosion Performance of Epoxy Resin Composite Coatings Reinforced with Graphene Oxide and Fly Ash Cenospheres
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.50042

Advantages of Using Epoxy Curing Agents
https://www.fmiblog.com/advantages-of-using-epoxy-curing-agents/

OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS

Chugoku Marine Paints to Supply Solvent-free Epoxy Coating for Water Ballast Tanks
https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/news-content-hub/chugoku-marine-paints-to-supply-solvent-free-epoxy-coating-for-water-ballast-tanks-58699

KAEFER Development of Robotic Methods for Accessing Marine Piles Blasting and Painting of Protective Coatings
https://ceed.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20-012-Sam-Tennent-Kaefer-Final-Seminar-Paper.pdf

The Coating Challenges and Protection of Internal Storage Tanks for Oil & Gas and Chemical Industries
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/tSRoWnh1NF3i3i9#pdfviewer​

Aramco Delays Major Investment in Protective Coatings as COVID-19 has Longer Term Impacts
https://www.oilandgasmiddleeast.com/drilling-production/37034-aramco-delays-major-investment-as-covid-19-has-longer-term-impacts-says-globaldata

BASF Group: Operating Result in 2Q 2020 Above Market Expectations
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-07-10/basf-group-operating-result-in-2q-2020-above-market-expectations/

Corrpro® Corrosion-Protection Experts Featured in Materials Performance Magazine Podcast Episode
https://www.aegion.com/about/news/news-archive/2020/corrpro-experts-featured-in-materials-performance-podcast

Smarter Coatings of the Future: OCSiAl Opens its First Graphene Nanotube R&D Center in Europe
https://ocsial.com/news/smarter-materials-and-cars-of-the-future-ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-r-and-d-center-in-europe/
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-rd-center-europe




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/