August 2021 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 * Chiyoda * Chugoku * CUI * EIS * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Ichthys * INPEX * LNG * Owens Corning * PCN * Performance Polymers Group * Protective Coatings * Selektope™ * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Syneffex™ * TGPS * US Navy * Woodside


Sherwin-Williams Announces Plans for New Global Research & Development Centre


Akzo Nobel Seeking Senior Legal Counsel

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Syneffex™ Publishes Results of Company’s Nanotechnology Based Corrosion Prevention Thermal Insulation on Sinopec Offshore Fuel Storage Tanks


U.S. Navy Explores Drone Tech to Scan Ships for Corrosion


Contractual Claims From the Construction of Inpex’s Ichthys LNG plant in Darwin Will Not Go Away
Two weeks ago, INPEX took a $2.5 billion action against AkzoNobel for supplying unsuitable paint. Now, the two Japanese members of the JKC joint venture have posted extraordinary losses from the build from JGC and from Chiyoda.

Corrosion Concerns at Woodside’s LNG Plant
A SECOND LNG plant in Western Australia has been hit with concerns as Woodside Petroleum has discovered corrosion at its Train 4 at the North West Shelf facility. 
Train 4 is relatively new and larger than the older trains, some of which are 30 years old and the corrosion was discovered during routine maintenance last month,


Australian Researchers Develop Electrically Charged Coating That Eliminates Biofouling

New Antifouling Paint from Chugoku Marine Paints

New Selektope®-Powered Antifouling Paint Launched by Chugoku Marine Paints to Protect Ships on Global, High Fouling Risk Routes


Webcast: CUI Considerations for Industrial Pipe Applications (On Demand)
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is not an insulation problem, it is a system problem. This webcast provides insight into material selection, and how the insulation system can be used to limit the potential of CUI.
Viewers will see how a properly specified and installed insulation system will provide years of reliable performance that minimizes, if not prevents, the potential for corrosion.
In this webcast, attendees will learn:

  • What causes CUI;
  • The insulation system and its components;
  • How different insulation materials react to moisture.;
  • Current insulation material strategies for dealing with moisture;

Doug Fast is a professional engineer (PE) and technical leader for Owens Corning’s Industrial Mineral Wool product offerings.


Third Generation Polysiloxane (TGPS) Ambient Curing CUI Mitigation Coatings (Webinar 31st August 2021)


Multi-Action Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings with Simultaneous Recovery of Corrosion Resistance and Adhesion Strength

Study on Self-Healing and Corrosion Resistance Behaviour of Functionalized Carbon Dot-Intercalated Graphene-Based Epoxy Coatings


Self-Stratifying Coatings based on Solvent-Free Epoxy/Silicone Technology for Simultaneous Corrosion and Weather Protection

8-Hydroxyquinoline/Nanoclay Epoxy Nanocomposite as a Smart Coating for Early Corrosion Detection


Assessing the Efficiency of Using Carbon Nanocomposite Materials for Corrosion Protection of Gas Pipelines


Anticorrosive Epoxy Coatings Containing Ultrafine Bamboo Char and Zinc Particles

Nanocatalyst-Mediated Oxygen Depletion in Epoxy Coating for Active Corrosion Protection

Enhanced Adhesive Performance of Epoxy Resin Coating by a Novel Bonding Agent

Flame Retardancy of an Intumescent Epoxy Resin Containing Cyclotriphosphazene

Corrosion in Power Distribution: How to Avoid It?

Mechanical Properties of Epoxy/Clay Composite Coatings on a Steel Substrate

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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.

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ExcelPlas Undertakes Analysis & Testing of Polymer Coating Systems including:

  • Epoxy Protective Coatings
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  • Fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) 
  • Dual-Layer Fusion bonded epoxy (DLFBE)
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  • Three-layer PE (3LPE)
  • Multi-component liquid spray  (MCL)
  • Heat shrink sleeves (HSS)

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  • 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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