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Paints Company Explosion Causes 1 Death and $1M in Damage
US Paint Plant Explosion and Fire kills 1, hurt 8; Cause Still Unclear
New Digital News Platform for Reaching the Entire Global Protective Coatings Industry in Real Time (Breaking News)
NEW CARBOLINE PODCAST ON PROTECTIVE COATINGS
Carboline Rail Sales Rep Joe Foster joins Paul Atzemis and Jack Walker to discuss how jacketed tank cars have a space between the jacket and the tank that requires inspection during the car’s maintenance cycle.
Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings Containing Microcapsules Filled with Different Amine Compounds – A Comparison Study
Bond Behaviour Between Graphene-modified Epoxy Coated Steel and Concrete
The A, B, Seas of Corrosion Management with Marine Coatings
Maintenance due to maritime corrosion comes with a staggering price tag, almost $2.5 trillion per year globally. Proper maritime corrosion management results in a tangible ROI, improved safety, and an operational ability that aligns with existing mandates to address reasonable risks in decision making.
Chapters touch upon such topics as marine coating systems and antifouling topcoats, the loss of adhesion and delamination of ship coatings, the failure of a separator onboard a FPSO, and even the importance of not painting a structure during a windstorm!
HIGHLAND INTERNATIONAL Introduce CUI Coatings
Corrosion Under Insulation – Design considerations for Insulation Systems and Coatings (26 – 28 May 2021)
Fight against the Hidden Threat | Old Lessons & New Insights
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…………………
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of Major Talc Supplier Affects All Major Coatings Manufacturers (Declassified List)
Akzo Nobel Optimizing Project Specification with the UPC Approach – Reducing Complexity, Boosting Productivity
Hempel Opens its New Campus and R&D Facility Just North of Copenhagen
Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Based on Tung Oil-Containing Microcapsules for Corrosion Protection
Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings with Enhanced Dual Active/Barrier Behaviour Containing Graphene-based Carbon Hollow Spheres as Corrosion Inhibitor Nanoreservoirs
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)
Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.
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