Month: June 2020

June 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
Stay in Touch with the Cladding Industry While Social Distancing


NEWSMAKERS: * Axalta * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * DENSO * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * PPG  

Akzo Nobel Protective Coatings Loses Around Quarter of Sales in April-May Lockdowns
https://www.reuters.com/article/akzo-nobel-sales/akzo-nobel-loses-around-quarter-of-sales-in-april-may-lockdowns-idUSL8N2DO1V7

Akzo Nobel Says Virus has Hit Revenue
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/akzo-nobel-says-virus-has-hit-revenue-2020-06-11

AkzoNobel Revenue Down 30% In April, 20% In May
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/akzonobel-revenue-down-30-in-april-20-in-may-1029299419

PPG Initiates Global Restructuring, Targeting $170 Million in Annual Savings
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200608005150/en/PPG-Initiates-Global-Restructuring-Targeting-170-Million

Jotun Expands Factories in Egypt and one in Vietnam, with a total of 36 Advanced Dispersion Technology Dissolver machines
https://www.niemann.de/us/news/detail/news/dispatch-of-the-large-order-of-jotun-vietnam/

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

PPG New Asset Integrity Management Software Wins Awards
The software enables maintenance engineers to more accurately forecast which assets will require a new coating or surface repair and when that work must be done
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-06-11/ppg-receives-2-it-innovation-awards-from-idgs-cio-magazine/

Jotun Protective Coatings- Skating into a New Age of Sustainability
https://energynorthern.com/2020/06/12/skating-into-a-new-age-of-sustainability/

Hempel Coatings Protect Over 20,000 ISG Containers
https://container-mag.com/2020/06/12/hempel-coatings-protect-over-20000-isg-containers/

Axalta Releases First Quarter 2020 Results, Provides Update on COVID-19 Impacts
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7279741/

Axalta Announces New Australian Headquarters in West Sydney
https://www.axalta.com/au/en_GB/newsroom/news-releases/AxaltaAnnouncesNewAustralianHeadquartersinWestSydney.html

Enhanced Corrosion Resistance and Adhesion of Epoxy Coating by Two-Dimensional Graphite-Like Nanosheets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0021979720307724

Nanoclay Dispersion and Colloidal Stability Improvement in Phenol Novolac Epoxy Composite via Graphene Oxide for the Achievement of Superior Corrosion Protection Performance
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010938X19324278

Correlation Between the Physical Structure of a Commercially Formulated Epoxy Paint and its EIS Response
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020301326

Fabrication and Characterization of Alumina-Silica /Poly(o-toluidine) Nanocomposites as Novel Anticorrosive Epoxy Coatings Films on Carbon Steel

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0026265X20301624



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/
 

June 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
Stay in Touch with the Cladding Industry While Social Distancing


NEWSMAKERS: * Axalta * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * DENSO * ExcelPlas * JOTUN * NACE * PPG * SHERWIN WILLIAMS 

Jotun Delivers Strong Result in Challenging Times
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/jotun-group/pressreleases/jotun-delivers-strong-result-in-challenging-times-3003048?utm-source=rss&utm-medium=rss&utm-campaign=Alert&utm-content=pressrelease

Sherwin Williams Publishes PipeClad™ Coating Brochure
https://protectiveemea.sherwin-williams.com/Documents/LiteratureLibrary/Brochures/en/Pipeclad%20Pipelines.pdf

Failure of FBE Coatings in Gas Transporting Pipelines
http://www.materialsperformance.com/articles/coating-linings/2019/10/failure-of-fbe-coatings-in-gas-transporting-pipelines

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-OM-SEM-EDS-XRD-EIS-QUV-SSC
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Underwater Sonar Finds Protective Coating on Line 5 Pipeline Worn Away, Leaving Metal Exposed
https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2020/05/enbridge-finds-protective-coating-on-michigan-pipeline-worn-away-leaving-metal-exposed.html

New Website Portal for Advances and Failure of Protective Coatings
https://www.coatingsnews.com/

Denso Tape Proves Long Life
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2020/05/13/denso-tape-proves-long-life/

In Situ and Dynamic Observation of Coating Failure Behavior
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944019309336

Enhanced Barrier Properties of Epoxy Coating Containing CaCO3 Microparticles Modified with Cerium Nitrate
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020301387

Synthesis and Characterization of Hydrotalcite/Graphene Oxide Containing Benzoate for Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel
http://www.j-cst.org/data/issue/CST/C001902/C00190200082.pdf

Effect of Organically Modified Sepiolite as Inorganic Nanofiller on the Anti-corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167577X19315733

Functionalized Graphene Oxide-epoxy Phenolic Novolac Nanocomposite: an Efficient Anticorrosion Coating on Mild Steel in Saline Medium
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs42114-020-00142-8

Chemical Incorporation of Epoxy-modified Graphene Oxide into Epoxy/novolac Matrix for the Improvement of Thermal Characteristics
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42823-019-00065-5


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/