December 2019 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: * Dulux * ExcelPlas * Hexion * International Paints * JKC * Kansai Paint  * PPG * Teslan 

PPG Industries CEO Michael McGarry talks growth in China, expanding operations with Mad Money

Hexion Named “Leading International Coating Enterprise” in China by Paint and Coatings Industry Magazine

Small South Houston Business Plays Big Part in the Energy Industry with Protective Coatings

Massillon’s Tesla Nanocoatings Might be About to Hit a Gusher

Video Introducing Teslan by Tesla NanoCoatings

Graphene Nanoplatelets: a Future Role in Pipecoating?

New Chesterton ARC Industrial Coating Enhances Surface Protection on Difficult-to-Cover Surfaces Such Heavily Pitted Steel 
ARC S1HB includes a fluorescent pigment that enables applicators to perform immediate QC inspection using a portable, ASTM E2501-approved UV light source. Because these checks can be accomplished during application, it speeds up the coating process and ensures higher initial quality.
“ARC S1HB enables in-process inspection to identify pinhole errors in coverages as small as 0.25 mils. At the same time, it ensures uniformity of coverage and film thickness.” says Stephen Bowditch, Director of Product Line Management for ARC Coatings. “The end result will almost always be a longer-lasting, better performing coating installation.”​

Stay Up to Date with the Latest News on Protective Coatings – PCN

Nanotechnology to Improve the Performances of Hydrophobic Surfaces on Interzone 954 Epoxy Paint

PPG Coatings Increase Efficiency Study Shows Performance Improvements

Advanced Epoxy Coating Technology for Use on High Temperature Insulated and Uninsulated Steelwork, Presented by Darren Ward, International Paint

Mechanism of CUI and Its Protective Painting, Presented by Hiroshi Yamashita, Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd

Application of High Temperature Coatings for Near-Surface Corrosion Mitigation on SAGD Wells

Protection of Mild Steel by Waterborne Epoxy Coatings Incorporation of Polypyrrole Nanowires/Graphene Nanocomposites

Long-term Corrosion Protection of Steel by Graphene Oxide Composite Coating

Epoxy Composite Coating Corrosion Protection Properties Reinforcement Through the Addition of Graphene Oxide Platforms

CoAl2O4/TiO2 nano composite as an anti-corrosion pigment for Epoxy Coatings

One Sprayer – Three Applications
The new sprayer can apply a viscous two-component epoxy coating (Hempel Hempadur Multi-Strength 45751) to the steel structures without problems and without the addition of a thinning agent at a ratio of ten percent.

Improvement of Corrosion Performance of Ductile Iron pipe by Newly Invented CNSL Based Paint

Dulux and Fireshield Form a New Partnership

Benefits of Barium Sulphate Blanc Fixe for Protective Coatings

This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (

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.