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Jotun Delivered Increased Sales in the 2nd Tertiary
Carboline Company Acquires Strathmore and American Coatings Brands
Dulux Delivers Solid Profit Growth
New Web Portal Dedicated to Protective Coatings News (Current and On Trend)
The Next Generation of Flexible Passive Fire Protection Epoxy Coatings
PPG launches New Fire Protection Coating
International Paint Alert – The Importance of Adequate Ambient Cure for High-temperature Coatings for Oil and Gas
The Performance Effect of Coating Rusty Steel With an Epoxy-Phenalkamine Coating (by International Paints)
AkzoNobel Announces ‘Paint the Future’ Challenge
2019 Coatings Conference (Florida 11-14th February 2019)
NACE Updates Board of Directors
14TH PIPELINE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 19-21 MARCH 2019, ESTREL CONVENTION CENTER, BERLIN, GERMANY
IPN Polysiloxane-Epoxy Resin for High Temperature Coatings: Structure Effects on Layer Performance after 450 °C Treatment
Damage Assessment of the Corrosion-resistant Performances for Organic Coating Systems after Accelerated Tests using Analytic Hierarchy Process
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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)
Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.