Month: January 2022

January 2022 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:  * Airbus * Axalta Coatings * CUI * Denso * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * GrantHelp * Graphene * Hempel * HMG Paints * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Mulheim Pipe Coatings * PCN * PPG Coatings * Protective Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Zinc-Rich Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hempel Introduce CUI Coating System
https://australia.energytechnologyplatform.com/product_service/corrosion-under-insulation-cui-coating

Coating Maker PPG Industries Faces Escalating Costs, Turns to Nearshoring
https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/ppg-industries-faces-escalating-costs-turns-to-nearshoring-68553790

Axalta Coatings Commits to New Sustainability Goals for 2030
https://curated.tncontentexchange.com/partners/pr_newswire/industry/chemical/axalta-commits-to-new-sustainability-goals-for-2030/article_f7349a82-c137-57bb-b657-7996681204e6.html

Export Development Grants (EDG) Available for Protective Coatings Companies
https://granthelp.com.au/

HMG Paints Launch Defence Coatings Specification Service
https://www.coatingsworld.com/issues/temp-title-851281/view_breaking-news/hmg-paints-launch-defence-coatings-specification-service/

Axalta Coating Systems Announces Dr. Keith Silverman to Lead Operations and Supply Chain
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/axalta-coating-systems-announces-dr-124500336.html

Sherwin Williams Posts Record $19.94b In Net Sales
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/sherwin-williams-company-reports-2021-120000266.html

Epoxy Coated Pipes Ready to be Used for Hydrogen Transport Pipeline
https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/europipes-epoxy-coated-pipes-ready-to-be-used-for-100-hydrogen-transport-pipeline/

Leading Lab in Assessing Protective Coatings for Offshore Corrosion Protection
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

LEGAL NEWS

Coating Failure Causes Relationship Breakdown Between Airbus and Qatar Airways
https://news.in-24.com/news/521835.html

Qatar Airways Sues Airbus in A350 Jet Damage Dispute | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/qatar-airways-takes-airbus-uk-court-a350-damage-dispute-2021-12-20/

LATEST RESEARCH

Experimental Investigation on the Degradation of Epoxy Coatings Exposed to Accelerated and Natural UV in Chloride Environment
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01694243.2022.2026707?journalCode=tast20

Preparation and Self-Healing Application of Isocyanate Prepolymer Microcapsules for Epoxy Coatings
https://mdpi-res.com/d_attachment/coatings/coatings-12-00166/article_deploy/coatings-12-00166.pdf

Investigation of Accelerated Degradation Methods to Cause Blisters for Non-Defective Vinyl Ester Resin Glass Flake Organic Coatings
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/1/76

Study of Graphene Epoxy/Nanoplatelets Thin Films Subjected to Aging in Corrosive Environments
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-477X/6/2/39/pdf

Study of Graphene Epoxy/Nanoplatelets Thin Films Subjected to Aging in Corrosive Environments
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271222201-Mechanical-and-Anticorrosive-Properties-of-GrapheneEpoxy-Resin-Composites-Coating-Prepared-by-in-Situ-Method

Nanocomposite Organic Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Metals: A Review of Recent Advances
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004446?dgcid=rss_sd_all

Application of Hierarchical Bonds for Construction an Anti-corrosion Coating with Superior Intrinsic Self-Healing Function
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S092777572200142X

Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Zinc Rich Epoxy Coatings
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2022/01/enhanced-anticorrosion-performance-of-zinc-rich-epoxy-coatings

Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Zinc Rich Epoxy Coatings Modified with Stainless Steel Flakes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021004872

Eco-Friendly Anticorrosion Superhydrophobic Al2O3@PDMS Coating with Salt Deliquescence Self-Coalescence Behaviours Under High Atmospheric Humidity
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2022.839948/full

Ensuring Fire Performance in Intumescent Coatings Through Compatible and Approved Primers/Topcoats
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/hempel/ensuring-fire-performance-in-intumescent-coatings

Anti-Barnacle Biofouling Coatings for the Protection of Marine Vessels: Synthesis and Progress
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-021-18404-3

NEW JOBS

Hempel Seeking Quality Control Technician
https://www.salary.com/job/hempel/quality-control-technician/j202201182316075131632

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN– Communicate Your Message Instantly With the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os


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.

January 2022 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:  * APPLIED GRAPHENE MATERIALS * Akzo Nobel * CUI * Denso * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * Intertherm™ 228 * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * Precision Laser Cleaning * Protective Coatings * MCU Coatings * Smart Coatings * Winn & Coales * Zerust®

INDUSTRY NEWS

Update on INPEX Court Action with JKC Over Darwin Ichthys LNG Plant
AzkoNobel’s Intertherm 228 coating allegedly caused degradation and discoloration to the Ichthys pipes after use. 
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YQ66LPeP968qm2E#pdfviewer

Successful First Application of Graphene-Enhanced Harsh Corrosion Coatings on Environment Agency Assets
https://www.appliedgraphenematerials.com/successful-first-application-of-graphene-enhanced-harsh-corrosion-coatings-on-environment-agency-assets/

Zerust™ ZIF Tape for CUI Prevention for Oil & Gas Plants / Scab Repair / Flanges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26dEi6WcfYA

No More Blasting – Using Lasers to Remove Corrosion Prior to Applying Protective Coatings
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2022/01/20/erasing-corrosion-with-the-touch-of-light/

AkzoNobel Recognized as a European Top Employer
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/recognition-european-top-employer

New Fusion Hybrid Antifoul Coating from Hempel
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/FxSm6yV9vekLD9L#pdfviewer

Hempel Announces New Executive Group Management Leading Simpler, Customer-Focused Organisation to Double Revenue by 2025
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2022/01/17/hempel-announces-new-executive-group-management-leading-simpler-customer-focused-organisation-to-double-revenue-by-2025/

Colourized Petrolatum Tape by Denso Protects Underground Pipes and More
https://www.frasersdirectory.com/redwire/colourized-petrolatum-tape-by-denso-protects-underground-pipes-and-more/?utm-source=rss&utm-medium=rss&utm-campaign=colourized-petrolatum-tape-by-denso-protects-underground-pipes-andre

ExcelPlas the Leaders in Assessing Protective Coatings for Offshore Corrosion Protection
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

LATEST RESEARCH

The Effect of Temperature and UV Irradiation on Corrosion Behaviour of 304 Stainless Steel Exposed to a Simulated Marine Atmosphere
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/maco.202112963

Ceria Particles Synthesized Via Combustion Method to Inspire Active Protection for Epoxy Coatings on Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775722000632

Study of Graphene Epoxy/Nanoplatelets Thin Films Subjected to Aging in Corrosive Environments [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2504-477X/6/2/39/pdf

Structure, Morphology and Anti-Corrosion Performance of Polyaniline Modified Molybdenum Sulfide/Epoxy Composite Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775722000991

Study of Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy-Nano Alumina/Nano Chitosan Nanocomposite Coating
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_22352_d142269b0d06ab531f9db961323b18a3.pdf

Improved Anticorrosive Property of Epoxy Coatings by Ultrasonic Blending with Small Amounts of Polyaniline
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13738-021-02475-7

The Corrosion of Carbon Steel Under Delaminating Repair Coatings After Long-term Marine Splash Zone Exposure
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/maco.202112942

FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN– Communicate Your Message Instantly With the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os


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.