Month: March 2020

March 2020 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 * Axalta * Carboline * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PPG * Sherwin Williams * EU

Carboline Chemical Fire Causes $150K in Damage at Wisconsin Plant (Breaking News)
https://www.powderbulksolids.com/news/Chemical-Fire-Causes-150K-in-Damage-at-Wisconsin-Plant-03-27-2020

One Hurt During Chemical Fire at Carboline Manufacturing Facility (Breaking News)
https://www.wbay.com/content/news/One-hurt-during-chemical-fire-at-Green-Bay-manufacturing-facility-569154231.html

PPG to Acquire German Coatings Manufacturer
https://www.industryweek.com/leadership/article/22026944/ppg-to-acquire-german-coatings-manufacturer

PPG to Donate 80,000 Masks to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts (Breaking News)
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/107249-ppg-to-donate-80000-masks-to-support-coronavirus-relief-efforts

Axalta Pulls 2020 Financial Guidance (Breaking News)
https://seekingalpha.com/news/3554610-axalta-pulls-2020-financial-guidance

ExcelPlas Coating Labs Move to Automated Testing and Robotic Autosampler During COVID-19
ExcelPlas continues to remain operational and accessible for geosynthetic and polymer testing during this difficult period and has switched to more automated testing, 
Robotic autosampling equipment and remote-access video monitoring of EIS and QUV to ensure continuity of work flow. 75% of staff are working from home checking and writing reports.
https://www.excelplas.com/

Sherwin-Williams Wins Awards For Coatings Applications
https://www.waterwaysjournal.net/2020/03/23/sherwin-williams-wins-awards-for-coatings-applications/

Sherwin-Williams Announces Change to a Virtual Meeting Format for 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Due to COVID-19 (Breaking News)
https://www.barrons.com/press-release/PR-CO-20200324-905307?tesla=y

Sherwin-Williams Affirms Guidance, Has Seen Minimal Disruption in Supply Chain from COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sherwin-williams-affirms-guidance-has-seen-minimal-disruption-in-supply-chain-from-covid-19-pandemic-2020-03-19?mod=mw_quote_news

Hempel Appoints 2 New Group VPs (Breaking News)
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-03-26/hempel-appoints-2-new-group-vps/

BASF postpones its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, which was scheduled for April 30. The state of Baden-Württemberg has banned events with more than 100 participants for the time being until June 15, 2020.
https://www.basf.com/global/en/investors/calendar-and-publications/annual-shareholders-meeting/annual-shareholders-meeting-2020.html

AkzoNobel Launches Ultimate Rust-busting Metal Paint
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/for-media/media-releases-and-features/akzonobel-launches-ultimate-rust-busting-metal-paint

Preparation and Anti-Corrosive Properties of Waterborne Epoxy Composite Coating Containing Graphene Oxide Grafted with Sodium Tripolyphosphate
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/10/4/307/pdf

Electrochemical Investigation of Corrosion Behavior of Epoxy Modified Silicate Zinc-rich Coatings in 3.5% NaCl Solution
https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202003.0326/v1/download

CMP Develops New Ballast Tank Coating
https://shipinsight.com/articles/cmp-develops-new-ballast-tank-coating

Functionalized Graphene Oxide-Epoxy Phenolic Novolac Nanocomposite: an Efficient Anticorrosion Coating on Mild Steel in Saline Medium
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42114-020-00142-8

Advanced Organic Nanocomposite Coatings for Effective Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128193594000179

Corrosion Protection Afforded by a Commercial Rust Converter Doped with Graphene Oxide
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013468620304886

ExcelPlas Protective Coatings Test Laboratory in Melbourne
ExcelPlas Coating Testing Labs (Melbourne) showcase their advanced coatings analysis equipment including software for calculating of diffusion path lengths in barrier coatings as well as advantages of using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure water ingression and detect early signs of coating failure, before being visually manifested.  ExcelPlas also has UV test chambers running and environmental chambers to evaluate coated test panels under total immersion conditions.
http://www.excelplas.com/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/

March 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: * Akzo Nobel * ARAMCO * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PPG * 

NACE International Postpones CORROSION 2020 Due to Corona Virus (Breaking News)
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/107179-nace-international-postpones-corrosion-2020

AkzoNobel Releases Digital Report 2019 (Breaking News)
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-03-10/akzonobel-releases-digital-report-2019/

Hempel Returns to Growth and is Positioned for New Acquisitions (Breaking News)
https://asiapacificcoatingsjournal.com/news/hempel-returns-to-growth-and-is-positioned-for-new-acquisitions

Europe’s Leading Pipeline Conference Goes Online Because of COVID-19 (Breaking News)
https://www.pipeline-journal.net/news/europes-leading-pipeline-conference-goes-online-because-covid-19

PPG Acquiring Alpha Coating Technologies (Breaking News)
https://www.coatingsworld.com/issues/2020-03-01/view_breaking-news/ppg-acquiring-alpha-coating-technologies/

Akzo Releases Information on Spray-Painting Drone (Breaking News)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/i2wOOWmlxofelch#pdfviewer

New Autonomous Drone is a Smarter Way to Apply Paint without Scaffolding (Breaking News)
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/for-media/media-releases-and-features/new-autonomous-drone-smarter-way-apply-paint

Real-life Application Using Graphene Enhanced Anti-corrosion Coatings
https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com/news-events/archive/real-life-roofing-application-using-graphene-enhanced-anti-corrosion-coatings/

Saudi Arabian Oil Co (Aramco) Machine Learning System for Detection of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20200074616A1/en

Distributed Fibre Optic Approach for Providing Early Warning of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950423019303316

Microwave Horn Antennas-Based Transducer System for CUI Inspection Without Removing the Insulation
https://patents.google.com/patent/US20200018688A1/en

Protective Coatings Test Laboratory in Australia
ExcelPlas Coating Testing Labs (Melbourne) are a leading NATA laboratory for evaluating protective coatings using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure water ingression and detect early signs of coating failure, before being visually manifested.  ExcelPlas also has UV test chambers running and environmental chambers to evaluate coated test panels under total immersion conditions.
http://www.excelplas.com/coatings-testing

Construction of a Smart Active/Barrier Anti-corrosion Coating System based on epoxy-ester/zinc Intercalated Kaolin Nanocontainer for Steel Substrate
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061820305602

Corrosion of Mild Steel Under Insulation – the Effect of Dissolved Metal Ions
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1478422X.2020.1734737

Synthesis of a Modified Polyurethane Paint with Better Properties of Corrosion Resistance Applicable to Vessels and Naval Artifacts
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-35963-8_27



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/