Month: June 2022

June 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:  * Acotec * Akzo Nobel * Aventguard™ * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene Oxide * Hempel * Humidur™ * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Rockwool * Self-Healing Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings

BREAKING NEWS

Akzo Nobel Shares Fall After Q2 Operating Income Warning
https://uk.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/akzo-nobel-shares-fall-after-q2-operating-income-warning-2668544

Sherwin-Williams to Acquire German Industrial Coatings Company, Gross & Perthun GmbH
https://investors.sherwin-williams.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2022/Sherwin-Williams-to-Acquire-German-Industrial-Coatings-Company-Gross–Perthun-GmbH/default.aspx

Acotec Humidur® has Entered into a Joint Venture with Jurunature Sdn Bhd in Order to Meet the Increasing Demand in the Asian Pacific Market
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/xvlqQrzNOZHIjPY

INDUSTRY NEWS

AkzoNobel Updates Q2 outlook Based on Impact of China Lockdowns
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/AkzoNobel-updates-Q2-outlook-based-on-impact-of-China-lockdowns-and-slower-start-to-the-EMEA-DIY-season

Sherwin-Williams Issues 2021 Sustainability Report [PDF]
https://corporate.sherwin-williams.com/content/dam/sherwin/corp/corp-aem-sherwin/sustainability/Sherwin-Williams_2021_Sustainability_Report.pdf.coredownload.pdf

Hempel’s Target to Half Greenhouse Gas Emissions Approved by Science Based Targets Initiative
https://www.coatingsworld.com/issues/2022-06-01/view_breaking-news/hempels-target-to-half-greenhouse-gas-emissions-approved-by-science-based-targets-initiative

Greece’s Largest Power Plant Switches to Hempel’s Avantguard® 860 for Improved Productivity and Superior Corrosion Protection
https://www.hempel.com/en-gb/inspiration/case-stories/Ptolemais%20Unit%20V

PPG Appoints Infrastructure Director for Protective, Marine Coatings
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2022/06/ppg-appoints-infrastructure-director-for-protective-marine-coatings

Investigators Investigating LNG Gas Explosion
https://mfame.guru/watch-lng-plant-explosion-to-roil-natural-gas-market/

‘Don’t Let Water Take Hold of Your Pipes’ – Avoiding CUI in LNG and Oil & Gas Plants
https://p-cdn.rockwool-rti.com/siteassets/tools–documentation/documentation/countries/industrial—north-america-en/factsheets/rw-ti-factsheet-wr-tech-na.pdf?f=20191107153020

NEW RESEARCH

Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposite Coatings for Corrosion Protection Application: From Design to Technical Trends
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/25740881.2022.2071159?src=&journalCode=lpte21

Amine Functionalization of Graphene Oxide (AFGO) and Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy-AFGO Nanocomposite Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058422006459

Environmentally Benign Smart Self-Healing Silicone-Based Coating with Dual Antifouling and Anti-Corrosion Properties
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S235294072200186X

Developing Epoxy-based Anti-Corrosion Functional Nanocomposite Coating with CaFe-Tolyl-triazole Layered Double Hydroxide@g-C3N4 as Nanofillers on Steel Substrate against NaCl Corrosive Environment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894722031114

Visualization and Monitoring of Damaging-Healing Processes of Polymers Coatings by AIEgen-loaded Multifunctional Microcapsules 
https://chemrxiv.org/engage/api-gateway/chemrxiv/assets/orp/resource/item/61d68c155015ebbf56af40f0/original/visualization-and-monitoring-of-damaging-healing-processes-of-polymers-by-ai-egen-loaded-multifunctional-microcapsules.pdf

Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposite for Corrosion Protection Application: From Design to Technical Trends: Polymer-Plastics Technology and Materials
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25740881.2022.2071159

Mussel-inspired Hydrophobic Modification of Boron Nitride Nanosheets to Enhance the Dispersion and Anticorrosive Performance in Polymeric Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022002831

Preparation and Performance of a Composite Epoxy Coating Based on Modified Hydroxyapatite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897222005357

Sprayable Superhydrophobic Coating with High Mechanical/Chemical Robustness and Anti-Corrosion
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0257897222005308

Novel Intelligent Self-Responsive Function Fillers to Enhance the Durable Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022002600

Surface Modification of Acrylic Coating with Anti‐corrosion and Anti‐UV Materials
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jccs.202200169

Properties and Corrosion Resistance Mechanism of a Self-Healing Propane–1,2,3-Triol-Loaded Polysulfone Microcapsule Coating Loaded with Epoxy Resin
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsomega.2c02026

Special Issue: Advances in Corrosion Resistant Coatings Volume II
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-6412/12/6/847/pdf?version=1655436987

NEW JOBS

SHELL Seeking Coating and Insulation Inspector
https://jobs.shell.com/job/moerdijk/coating-and-insulation-inspector/25244/31093585984

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 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.

June 2022 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Apellix * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * Deep Trekker * DENSO * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene Oxide * Hempel * Jotun * Interzone™ 954 * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * MIO * PCN * Petronas * Protective Coatings * Self-Healing Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * VISCOTAQ™

INDUSTRY NEWS

AkzoNobel Coating Protects World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm
Interzone 954 has a blend of properties, including excellent barrier protection, exception abrasion resistance and high-film build
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-06-07/akzonobel-protects-worlds-biggest-offshore-wind-farm

Downstream CUI: Natural Pigment Curbs CUI and UV Degradation of Epoxy and Epoxy-Phenolic Coatings in Harsh Environments
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/2IxRyMYL1dcEW40#pdfviewer

MIO Additives Effectively Mitigate Corrosion Under Insulation
https://industrial.sherwin-williams.com/na/us/en/protective-marine/media-center/articles/mio-additives-mitigate-corrosion-cui-heat-flex.html

Upcoming Event: Robotic Corrosion Management: What to Know Before Investing (22 June , 2022)
Cody Warner, Global Sales Director at Deep Trekker Inc. and Robert Dahlstrom, CEO and founder of Apellix
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8816521873935/WN_VKn3eaHmTiyQyQwZT9zjPw

Denso’s VISCOTAQ™ Coating Systems Leading the Way in Corrosion Prevention
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2022/06/10/densos-viscotaqtm-coating-systems-leading-the-way-in-corrosion-prevention/

New Smart Coating for Steel Pipelines
https://www.iom3.org/resource/smart-coatings-in-the-pipeline.html

Petronas Researchers Study Effect of Residual Solvent in Graphene Oxide (GO) Reinforced Epoxy Coating on the Curing Properties, Mechanical and Corrosive Behaviour
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35629473/

New Zealand Researchers Study High Loading Inhibitor Carriers with pH-Response for Active Corrosion Protection using Attapulgite in Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2588842022000566

Coating Failure Experts
Coating failures can occur, and when they do ExcelPlas can assist you with investigations and analyses of:

  • Internal tanks (e.g. chemical, product, crude oil, water ballast and potable water)
  • LNG Plants
  • Outer shell and antifouling paints
  • Above water areas (decks and superstructure)

ExcelPlas is able to conduct full root cause analysis of coating failures
https://www.excelplas.com/

NEW RESEARCH

Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Primer Coating on Zinc in 3.5% NaCl by Micro and Nano Particulates
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01694243.2022.2079352

Influences of Seawater Flows on the Degradation of Organic Coatings Applied on Offshore Wind Turbines
https://www.proquest.com/openview/5db8b46f3feedf4391838be4546a5bab/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

Eco-Friendly Silane as a Corrosion Inhibitor for Dual Self-Healing Anticorrosion Epoxy Coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-021-00608-4

Smart Anticorrosive and Antimicrobial Multifunctional Epoxy Coating Using Bergenin and Malabaricone C Bio-Nanocomposite Dispersoids on Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944022002211

Electrochemical Characterization of Polymeric Coatings for Corrosion Protection: A Review of Advances and Perspectives [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/14/12/2306/pdf?version=1654681189

Excellent Anti-corrosion Performance of Graphene Oxide and Mn ions Double Modified Zn2SiO4 Based Composite Epoxy Coating
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/ff35d67d-a136-4c97-877a-97374d557bf6-MECA.pdf?abstractid=4115306&mirid=1

Testing and Consulting in the Field of Heavy-duty Protective Coatings
Our clients include some of the world’s biggest Marine, Chemical, Oil and Gas, LNG and Insurance and Legal companies globally.

  • Review of coating specifications and guarantees;
  • Coating failure investigation and root cause analysis;
  • Expert analysis on flake sampling and coating failure inspection;
  • Identifying the key causes of coating breakdown via analytical testing
  • Expert witness work

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 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.