Month: September 2021

September 2021 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:  * A&I Coatings * Akzo Nobel * CUI * Dulux * Duremax® * ExcelPlas * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * Hempaguard® * Hempel * Interbond® * International Paints * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Norner * PCN * Protective Coatings * Smart Coatings * The Sixth Element

INDUSTRY NEWS

International Celebrates 140 Years As A Global Leader In Marine, Protective And Yacht Coatings
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-09-16/international-celebrates-140-years-as-a-global-leader-in-marine-protective-and-yacht-coatings/

Hempel Playing the Long Game
Hempel’s Hempaguard X7 coating is proven to beneficially affect both the EEXI- as well as the CII-rating.
The EEXI-rating will improve by 2 per cent thanks to the superior smoothness of Hempaguard X7. This 2 per cent EEXI-improvement translates into a 6 per cent fuel reduction directly after the coating has been applied (using the rule of thumb of a 1:3 relationship between speed and power/fuel).
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/playing-the-long-game/

Limitations of Phenolic Epoxies Leads to Search for Alternatives Protective Coating for Major LNG Liquefaction Project in Southeast Asia
https://www.international-pc.com/news-and-stories/reliable-protection-large-lng-project-southeast-asia

The Sixth Element Produces Commercial Graphene for Enhancing Protective Coatings
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YRHz27DaA691lOO#pdfviewer​

Norner Receives Approval to Test Marine Coating
https://www.norner.no/news-and-press-releases/norner-has-received-lloyd-s-approval-for-marine-coating-testing

ExcelPlas Labs Accredited for Testing of Protective Coatings for LNG and Oil & Gas
ExcelPlas has developed a leading position in third party test services for protective coatings and invested heavily in modern laboratory test facilities.
https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/5x2rj/2955608/.3F30uYXeB85sOAJT0krKwZgzopdH3soM_tPWqzg.html

Detecting Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) on Stainless Steel in Hydrocarbon Processing Plants
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/TXNSFC7a9dt3MiB#pdfviewer​

Designing and Evaluating Corrosion Sensing Coatings for Marine Environments
https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/v8dv2wm6td/1

Improved Corrosion Protection of Acrylic Coatings by Doping with Microencapsulated Corrosion Inhibitors
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/11/9/1134/htm

Assessing the Efficiency of Using Carbon Nanocomposite Materials for Corrosion Protection of Gas Pipelines
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1989/1/012018/pdf

Anticorrosive Performances of Sulfonate‑Barium and Sulfonated Graphene Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021002411

NEW COATINGS

Product Spotlight: Duremax® GFX – Superior Glass Fake Epoxy Coating
https://www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au/news/product-spotlight-duremax-gfx/

A&I Coatings Debuts Vitreflon® 795 XSR. Ceramic filled, Polyaspartic Modified Fluoropolymer Paint  for Commercial and Architectural, Mining and Heavy Industry
https://www.aicoatings.com.au/products/vitreflon-795-sr-high-solids-fluoropolymer-topcoat/

Introduction of an Innovative Corrosion-Protective Alkyd Steel Coating Based on a Novel Layered Aluminium Tripolyphosphate Barrier Pigment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003714

Robust, Hydrophobic Anti-Corrosion Coating Prepared by PDMS Modified Epoxy with Graphite Nanoplatelets/Nano-silica Hybrid Nanofillers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897221006149

NEW WEBINARS

Webinar: Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Inspection Tips (23 September 2021)
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-corrosion-under-insulation-cui-inspection-tips-tickets-168186190423?aff=erelexpmlt

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform  infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination

https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/5x2rj/2955608/.3F30uYXeB85sOAJT0krKwZgzopdH3soM_tPWqzg.html

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Protective Coatings Space Across the Globe
PCN reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the protective coating’s industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

Get More Protective Coatings News
https://www.coatingsnews.com/


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/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receiving regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.

September 2021 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:  * Armacell * Avantguard® * Axalta * Bristle Blaster® * CUI * Dulux * ExcelPlas * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * Hempacore® * Hempel * Jotun * Monti * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * SeaQuantum® * Sigma Sailadvance® * Smart Coatings * Sparc Technologies

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hempel Launches Hempacore® One Steel Intumescent Coatings in Australia
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/hempel/hempacore-one-steel-intumescent-coatings

Jotun Develops SeaQuantum® X200 Antifouling Coating
https://www.jotun.com/Datasheets/Download?url=/TDS/TDS__11740__SeaQuantum+X200__Euk__GB.pdf

PPG introduces new SIGMA SAILADVANCE® NX coating, Delivering Significant Antifouling Technology Breakthrough  
https://news.ppg.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/PPG-introduces-new-SIGMA-SAILADVANCE-NX-coating-delivering-significant-antifouling-technology-breakthrough/default.aspx

Hempel – Proof of Concept Investigation of Alternative and Less Harmful Boron Compounds for Epoxy-based Intumescent Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0379711221001788

Increasing Corrosion Protection of Offshore Structures With Patented Avantguard® Technology
https://www.offshore-mag.com/white-papers/whitepaper/14209455/hempel-as-increasing-corrosion-protection-of-offshore-structures-with-patented-avantguard-technology

Sparc Technologies Emerging Graphene Producer for Protective Coatings Issues Annual Report (Declassified)
https://www.investi.com.au/api/announcements/spn/0ad54113-821.pdf

How to Remove Defective Epoxy Coating from Steel Surfaces with MONTI Bristle Blaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtigKbm7C9w

CUI

ARMACELL Publishes H1 2021 RESULTS
Insulation Supplier Armacell Reports Record net sales of EUR 338.6 million (+17.4%) in the first half of 2021
https://www.armacell.com/news/armacell-h1-2021-results

Third-Generation Polysiloxane Protective Coatings for Combatting CUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojiZsR31Jo

CUI is Risky Business – Using a Risk-Based Inspection Program to Anticipate CUI Issues
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Cc3ewGbBYe4bMji#pdfviewer

Start-Up Working on Cloud Based CUI Sensor for Insulated Steel Pipelines
Company in progress of industrializing a corrosion under insulation (CUI) sensor, helping our customers to reduce waste and cost by avoiding unnecessary maintenance and replacements of insulation on kilometers of insulated piping.
https://www.finn.no/job/fulltime/ad.html?finnkode=231218400

SELF HEALING COATINGS

Emerging Action of Corrosion Prevention Based on Sustained Self-Healing Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468023021005174

UV Light Triggered Self-Healing of Green Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821024806

Self-Healing Epoxy Protective Coatings Based on Poly(urea-formaldehyde) Microcapsules
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003465

NEW RESEARCH

Novel C3N4/PANI@PA for Enhancement of Fire Protection and Smoke Suppression in Intumescent Fire Retardant Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003672

Insight into Anticorrosion/Thermal Stability Behaviour of Protection Coating Composed of Polyurethane Containing SiOx/TiO2@Ti3C2
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-021-06468-y

Study the Effect of Graphene on the Contact Angle, Water Absorption and Thermal Stability of an Epoxy Coating
https://ijp.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/physics/article/view/669

Modifying The Anticorrosion And Chemical Resistance Of Epoxy Composites Used For Surface Coatings
https://pserj.journals.ekb.eg/article_191909_0.html

Improving Thermal Conductivity and Corrosion Resistance of Polyurea Coatings
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/archiv/improving-thermal-conductivity-and-corrosion-resistance-of-polyurea-coating

Increasing Service Life of Epoxy Zinc-Rich Coating on 3 wt.% Ni-advanced Low-Alloy Steel in Marine Atmospheric Environment
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/evaluation-of-increasing-service-life-of-epoxy-zinc-rich-coating/19641386

Reinforced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating with Eco-friendly L-cysteine Modified Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanosheets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003490

Development of a Curcumin-based Antifouling and Anticorrosion Sustainable Polybenzoxazine Resin Composite Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359836821006399

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform  infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination 

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Protective Coatings Space Across the Globe
PCN reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the protective coating’s industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

Get More Protective Coatings News
https://www.coatingsnews.com/


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/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receiving regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.