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October 2021 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 * Bechtel * Chugoku Marine Paints * CMP * ExcelPlas * FASTAR® * Graphene Oxide-Modified Epoxy (GOME) * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * Nippon Paint Marine Coatings * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Qatar Petroleum * SGS * Sherwin Williams

INDUSTRY NEWS

CMP Demonstrates Long-Term Vision with the Latest Premium Antifouling Coating Technologies (Press Release)
https://www.cmp-chugoku.com/NEWS/2021/News_Release_15OCT2021_EN.pdf

Akzo Nobel Investigates the Adsorption of Epoxy Oligomers of Epoxy-Based Coatings on Iron Oxide Surfaces: The Importance of Surface Treatment and the Role of Entropy
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c02015

More PCCs Are Opting for Nippon Paint’s New Fastar® Antifouling Coatings
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2021-10-18/more-pccs-are-opting-for-nippon-paint-marines-new-fastar-antifouling-system/

ExcelPlas Labs are an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas Labs operate in the LNG, marine, infrastructure, and chemical sectors, providing professional technical and analytical services on protective coatings to its global customer base. The ExcelPlas Labs team comprises highly qualified and experienced individuals with backgrounds in chemistry, materials science, and engineering.   Services We Offer: ·   Coating Process Optimisation ·   Coating Project Management ·   Coating Specification & Product Selection ·   Coating Lifetime Assessment ·   Coating Durability Testing ·   Expert Witnessing ·   Paint Failure Investigation ·   Onshore & Offshore Coating Inspections ·   Customers We Serve: ·   Asset Owners ·   Construction / Fabrication Companies ·   Gas Processing Projects ·   Insurance Companies ·   Law Firms ·   Manufacturers & OEM ·   Module Fabrication Yards ·   Oil & Gas Companies ·   Paint Companies ·   Refining ·   Ship Yards ·   Ship Managers
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

Sherwin Williams and PPG Locked in Legal Battle
https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case-547364967751438252&q-sherwin-coating&hl-en&as0-sdt-2006&as-ylo-2021
https://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case-4351489662244594244&q-akzo-coating&hl-en&as-sdt-2006&as-ylo-2021

Nippon Paint Marine Gives an Eco-Friendly Impact by Newly Advanced Antifouling Paint “FASTAR®”
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/nippon-paint-marine-gives-eco-040000524.html

U-Ming Takes Onboard Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions for Bulker Newbuild
https://www.jotun.com/ao/en/b2b/news/U-Ming-takes-onboard-Jotun-Hull-Skating-Solutions-for-bulker-newbuild.aspx

Protect Your Assets with ExcelPlas Services for the Testing and Approval of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas offers a host of laboratory services and support regarding the conformity of coatings to International Standards. These include:

  • The Certification of Coatings and Coating Systems
  • Pre-qualification Testing of Coatings in Our Own ISO Accredited Testing Laboratory
  • Technical and Statutory Support for Achieving Compliance
  • Analytical Support and Durability Testing for New Coatings

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

NEW RESEARCH

Design on the Corrosion Protection of Eco-friendly and Multifunctional Silsesquioxane Functionalized Graphene Oxide Reinforced Polyurethane Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775721015879

Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings with Microencapsulated Ionic PDMS Oligomers for Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402100429X

Nano‐SiO2 and Silane Coupling Agent Co‐Decorated Graphene Oxides with Enhanced Anti‐Corrosion Performance of Epoxy Composite Coatings
https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/20/11087/pdf

Self-Healing Performance of New Polyurethane Coating
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/10/self-healing-performance-of-polyurethane-coating
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-021-00501-0

Chia Oil Performance as a Healing Agent for Epoxy Resin-Based Smart Coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00289-021-03924-2

JOBS

Bechtel Corporation Seeking Senior Coating Specialist
Seeking Materials Engineer to establish coating requirements for equipment and piping in LNG plants, petroleum refineries, and petrochemical plants
https://lensa.com/senior-coatings-specialist-jobs/houston/jd/03674fcc29816890f4a6bf4dc478e14a

SGS Hiring Coating Inspectors for Oil/Gas Projects in Canada
https://ca.linkedin.com/jobs/view/coating-inspector-oil-gas-at-sgs-group-2747264791

Qatar Petroleum Hiring Coating Inspector
https://www.rigzone.com/oil/jobs/postings/1107963_coating_inspector/

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
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.

October 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 * BASF * Carboline * Chugoku Marine Paints * EUROPORT 2021 * ExcelPlas * Graphene Oxide-Modified Epoxy (GOME) * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * RPM Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Silicone Acrylic (SA) Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Coating Chemist Convicted of Stealing US$120Mil Worth of Trade Secrets on Epoxy Coatings from Akzo-Nobel, BASF, PPG, and Sherwin Williams
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/phd-chemist-convicted-conspiracy-steal-trade-secrets-economic-espionage-theft-trade-secrets

News Release from Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd. – Reducing CO2 Emissions by Providing Premium Performance Antifouling Coatings
https://www.cmp-chugoku.com/NEWS/2021/News_Release_05OCT2021_EN.pdf

Chugoku Marine Paints to Exhibit Their Latest Anti-Fouling Coatings at Europort 2021 (2nd-5th November, 2021)
https://www.cmp-chugoku.com/NEWS/2021/EUROPORT_2021.pdf

Growth Plan to Push Hempel into the Global Top Ten of Paint Producers
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/RMx8N14oiMIXkHu#pdfviewer​

Major Anti-Fouling Paint Maker Travels the Robot Hull Scrubber Route
https://handyshippingguide.com/shipping-news/major-antifouling-paint-maker-travels-the-robot-hull-scrubber-route_14947

Marine Coatings Market: Floating Towards Slight Growth
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2021/09/marine-coatings-market-floating-towards-slight-growth

AkzoNobel’s Hull Management System Sets New Standards for Marine Industry
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/hull-management-system-for-marine-industry

RPM Releases 2022 Q1 Earnings Report – Sales Increased to a Record $1.65 Billion
https://m.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/RPM-INTERNATIONAL-INC-14283/news/RPM-International-Reports-Fiscal-2022-First-Quarter-Results-36613361/

Carboline LNG Case Study – Silicon Acrylic (SA) Protective Coating is Applied on Scalding Exterior Surface of Regasification Stacks at Major LNG Plant
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/MjDDBZB7zcs1Zxc#pdfviewer​

NEW RESEARCH

Investigation of the Anti-Corrosion Properties of Galactomannan as Additive in Epoxy Coatings for Carbon Steel: Rheological and Electrochemical Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1387700321005268

Epoxy-Ester Coating Reinforced with Cerium (III)-Tannic acid-based Hybrid Pigment for Effective Mild-Steel Substrate Corrosion Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003568

Recent Advances of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) for Epoxy Coatings in Corrosion Protection: from Synthesis to Applications
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894721044004

Multifunctional Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings Reinforced by Two-Dimensional Materials: A Review
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2109.03525.pdf

Reinforced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating with Eco-friendly L-Cysteine Modified Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanosheets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003490

Chemical Modification of Epoxy Prepolymers as Anticorrosive Materials: A Review
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780323854054000136

Low Loading of Tannic Acid-Functionalized WS2 Nanosheets for Robust Epoxy Nanocomposite Protective Coatings
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsanm.1c01938

FAILURE PREVENTION OF PROTECTIVE COATINGS

15 of the Most Common Causes of Failure of Protective Coatings & the Type of Failure (from ExcelPlas’ 25 Years of Experience)

  1. Inadequate blasting and insufficient removal of mill scale from the steel leading to poor adhesion
  2. Use of blasting grit with soluble salt contamination leading to osmotic blistering and under film corrosion
  3. Oil contaminated compressed air used for blasting leading to surface contamination leading to poor adhesion and delamination of the coating
  4. Inadequate blast profile i.e. shallow valleys leading to poor adhesion
  5. Excessive blast profile i.e. high peaks leading to poor steel coverage and risk of rust-rash corrosion, particularly for low DFT coatings.
  6. Excessive delay between blasting and coating causing flash corrosion contamination leading to poor adhesion and corrosion cells
  7. Addition of too much thinner that increases the potential for porosity and pinholes in the coating. There is also an increased propensity for the formation of Bernard Cells where there are boundaries of resin rich coating, resulting in “crow’s feet” cracking.
  8. Poor mix ratio of the epoxy with the hardener leading to incomplete cure
  9. Inadequate mixing/stirring of the coating before application leading to poor distribution of barrier pigments leading to coating cracks and premature corrosion
  10. Inadequate coating specification: lack of suitable topcoat for UV sensitive epoxies leading to chalking and UV breakdown
  11. Inadequate curing of coatings leading to less than optimal properties of the coating with increased moisture penetration and formation of corrosion cells
  12. Incompatibility of coating if different paint systems are used multicoat application leading to delamination/peeling
  13. Poor QA leading to inadequate control of coating thickness (e.g. excessive DFT) leading to cracking of the coating due to residual stresses
  14. Poor QA leading to inadequate control of coating thickness: low coating thickness or missing coats can lead to poor barrier performance and premature corrosion
  15. Exceeding the recoat window leading to delamination of topcoat from primer coat due to blast-dust contamination or lack of interfacial adhesion.

http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/gkNmGLkROE4AsQT#pdfviewer

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
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.