Month: April 2022

April 2022 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

NEWSMAKERS:  * Akzo Nobel * Bio Epoxy Coatings * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempadur® * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * Microplastics * Niko Yamanoue * Nippon Paint Marine * PCN * Phenguard™ 985 * PPG * Protective Coatings * Sherwin Williams * SIKA Coatings * Smart Coatings * SteelMaster™


Sherwin-Williams Finalizes Acquisition of Sika’s European Coatings Business

New Product Announcement from PPG: Launch of New Epoxy Tank Lining

Hempel’s Target to Half Greenhouse Gas Emissions in its Entire Value Chain by 2030


Hempel Leading Research on Sustainable Epoxy Coatings Formulations

Corrosion Testing: Ensuring Confidence in Protective Coatings

Gas Conversions Resulting In Demand For Greater Corrosion Protection
Niko Yamanoue, Director, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) is advising shipowners and shipyards converting existing oil and gas carriers into storage and production units to ensure their fuel, water and cargo tanks are sufficiently protected from corrosion

Development and Characterization of Epoxy Coatings as Anti-Corrosion Materials for Offshore Applications

AkzoNobel and Microsoft Take Quantum Leap to Fast Track Innovation
AkzoNobel and Microsoft have teamed up to explore how quantum computing could help fast track the development of high-performance and more sustainable coatings

Jotun launches SteelMaster™ 1200HPE – a High-Performance Epoxy Intumescent Coating Providing Up to 120 Minutes Protection Against Fires

Hempel Publish Guide on Protective Coatings Tailored for Steel Bridges [PDF]

Coating Failure Prevention for Industrial Valves by Substrate Surface Preparation in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: A Literature Review

A Review of Corrosion under Insulation: A Critical Issue in the Oil and Gas Industry [PDF]

Best Antifouling Coatings: Eight Leading Options in Head-to-Head Test

NYK Explores Laser Ship-Cleaning Technology

“Deeply Concerning” – Paint Accounts for the Majority of Ocean Microplastics
The Big 5 coating companies (Akzo Nobel, Hempel, Jotun, PPG & Chugoku) must act now


Smart Epoxy Coating for Corrosion Protection

Selection of Organic Coating Systems for Corrosion Protection of Industrial Equipment [PDF]

Researchers Use Waste Battery Material to Reinforce Epoxy Coatings


Graphene Oxide Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites Coatings for Corrosion Protection: A Review

Exfoliated Graphene and its Derivatives and Their Role in Performance Enhancement of Epoxy Coatings!

Preparation of Epoxy/ZrO2 Composite Coating on the Q235 Surface by Electrostatic Spraying and its Corrosion Resistance in 3.5% NaCl Solution

Superior Surface Protection, Mechanical and Hydrophobic Properties of Silanized Tungsten Carbide Nanoparticles Encapsulated Epoxy Nanocomposite Coated Steel Structures in Marine Environment

Synthesis and Characterization of Epoxy-Rich TMOs Deposited on Stainless Steel for Corrosion Applications

Recent Progress in Epoxy Resins as Corrosion Inhibitors: Design and Performance

Epoxy Composite Coating with Excellent Anti-Corrosion and Self-Healing Properties Based on Acrylate Copolymers

Tannin-based Inhibitive Pigment for Sustainable Epoxy Coatings Formulation

Effect of Tensile Stress on the Corrosion Performance of Silicone-Epoxy Coatings

Microstructural Defects of Epoxy–Phenolic Polymers on Metal Substrates During Acidic Corrosion

Preparation of Photoluminescent and Anticorrosive Epoxy Paints Reinforced with Nanoscale Graphene

Comparative Study of Anti-Corrosion Properties and Lifespan Prediction Model for Inorganic Zinc-Rich Coating and Thermal-Spray Zinc Coating [PDF]

Hybrid Epoxy-Alkyl Sol–Gel Coatings Reinforced with SiO2 Nanoparticles for Corrosion Protection

Bio-based One-component Epoxy Resin: Novel High-Performance Anticorrosive Coating from Agro-industrial By-products

A Novel Anti-Oxygen Composite Coating and its Corrosion Resistance Mechanism

Two-Dimensional Lamellar Polyimide/cardanol-based Benzoxazine Copper Polymer Composite Coatings with Excellent Anti-Corrosion Performance


Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)

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


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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)

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes, and meshes.

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