Month: March 2022

March 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Amerlock™ * Australasian Corrosion Association * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempadur® * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Metal-Organic Framework * Nippon Paint Marine * Owens Corning * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * PSX * Smart Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Life Through the Lenses of AkzoNobel and PPG
https://www.coatingsworld.com/issues/2022-03-01/view_europe-reports/life-through-the-lenses-of-akzonobel-and-ppg/

AkzoNobel, Startups Sign Letters of Intent for Joint Collaboration
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-03-28/akzonobel-startups-sign-letters-of-intent-for-joint-collaboration/

Owens Corning Role of Mineral Wool Insulation in CUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIahhljyqcg

PPG’s PSX Coatings Receive Certification for Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures
https://www.hbsdealer.com/ppg-steel-coating-gets-certification

Hempel – Keeping it Simple Brings Results
https://www.hempel.com/-/media/Files/Global/PDF/Customer-Cases/Oil-and-Gas/CUI-and-High-Heat/Versiline-CUI_CS-LR.pdf

PPG Expands AMERLOCK™ Series of Epoxy Protective Coatings with PPG AMERLOCK 600 Multipurpose Option for Shop or Field Applications
Amerlock 600 is a high-build, polyamide-cured coating that reportedly combines a broad application thickness range with fast dry times and a one-year recoat window.
https://news.ppg.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2022/PPG-Expands-AMERLOCK-Series-of-Epoxy-Protective-Coatings-With-PPG-AMERLOCK-600-Multipurpose-Option-for-Shop-Field-Applications/default.aspx

Corrosion Under Insulation Course (CUI) – Perth 26th April 2022 – Australasian Corrosion Association
https://membership.corrosion.com.au/blog/corrosion-under-insulation-course-cui-perth-26th-april/

World’s Largest Containership Coated with Nippon Paint Marine (NPM) Antifouling and Anticorrosion Paint
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/nippon-paint-marine-antifouling-for-evergreens-24000-teu-boxship/

Experts in Coating Performance and Evaluation in Offshore Corrosion Protection Market
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

LATEST RESEARCH

The Effect of Laser Surface Textures on the Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coated Steel Exposed to Aggressive Environments for Offshore Applications
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897222002924

Anti-Corrosion Epoxy/Modified Graphene Oxide/Glass Fibre Composite Coating with Dual Physical Barrier Network
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022001205

Anti-Corrosion Performance of Zinc Oxide Hydroxyapatite Nanocomposite Anti-Corrosive Pigments [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/4/420/htm

Vanadium-based Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) for High-Performance Epoxy/MOF Coatings with Improved Anticorrosion Properties [PDF]
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2022/ra/d1ra08950a

Multifunctional and Robust Composite Coating with Water Repellency and Self-Healing Against Marine Corrosion
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1226086X22001654

Functional Anti-Corrosive and Anti-Bacterial Surface Coatings based on Cuprous Oxide/Polyaniline Microcomposites
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264127522002106

Nanocontainers Against Biofouling and Corrosion Degradation of Materials: A Short Review with Prospects
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnano.2022.813908/full

Synergistic Effect of Ultrasonically Assisted Exfoliated MWCNTs by ZrO2 Nanoparticles on Anti-Corrosive Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359447636-Synergistic-effect-of-ultrasonically-assisted-exfoliated-MWCNTs-by-ZrO-2-nanoparticles-on-thermo-mechanical-and-anti-corrosive-properties-of-epoxy-nanocomposites

Synergistically Assembled Graphene/ZnO Composite to Enhance Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlehtml/2022/ra/d2ra00959e

Probabilistic and Statistical Techniques to Study the Impact of Localized Corrosion Defects in Oil and Gas Pipelines: A Review
https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4701/12/4/576/pdf

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
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
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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 receive 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 at the bottom of each PCN newsletter.

March 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Bio Epoxy Coatings * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempadur® * Hempel * Hullcare™ * International Paints * Jotun * Lars Petersson * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * MXene Barrier Pigments * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Russia * Smart Coatings * Ukraine Conflict

INDUSTRY NEWS

Akzo Nobel Expects its Russian Coatings Plants to Go Out of Business
https://www.reuters.com/article/ukraine-crisis-akzo-nobel-idCNL2N2VH0GJ

A Protective Layer: Lars Petersson
Exclusive Interview with Group President and CEO of Hempel
https://www.theceomagazine.com/executive-interviews/chemicals/lars-petersson-2/

“Deeply Concerning” – Paint Accounts for the Majority of Ocean Microplastics
The Big 5 coating companies (Akzo Nobel, Hempel, Jotun, PPG & Chugoku) must act now
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/6bjbHwibAWRniYP#pdfviewer

Bio Epoxy Coatings: An Emergent Green Anticorrosive Coating for Future
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mame.202200004

AkzoNobel Appoints Global HullCare Manager – Coatings World
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-03-14/akzonobel-appoints-global-hullcare-manager/

ExcelPlas is an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

 LATEST RESEARCH

Siloxane Coating with Epoxy Modification: Optimization of Adhesion to Improve Steel Corrosion Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-021-00594-7

Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel Using a Combination of Zr Conversion Coating and Subsequent Zinc-Rich Silicate Coating with a Flake Zn-Al Alloy
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1878535222001319

Recent Advances in MXene/Epoxy Composite Coatings: Trends and Prospects
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/6/1170/pdf

Evaluation of Anticorrosion Coatings for Offshore Wind Turbine Monopiles for an Optimized and Time-Efficient Coating Application
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/3/384/pdf

Comparative Study of Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy-Based Coating Incorporating Chitosan and Silica on Mild Steel
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/PRT-08-2021-0094/full/html

Synthesis and Characterization of Epoxy-Rich TMOs Deposited on Stainless Steel for Corrosion Applications
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/3/387/htm

Synthesis of Self-Healing Inhibitor Releasing Nanocapsules Blended Phenol Novolac Resin for High Performance Anticorrosion Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775722005179

Amino-silane Co-functionalized Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanofibers with Anti-Corrosive Function for Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1381514822000864

NEW JOBS

Seeking Pipeline Corrosion Engineer Job in Paris
https://www.nesfircroft.com/job/pipeline-corrosion-engineer-1

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
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
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.