December 2020 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:  * Actiguard™ * Akzo Nobel * Amerlock™ * Berger * Carbomastic™ * Carboline * Chugoku Marine Paints * CMP * Covallox™ * Equitrans * ExcelPlas * FPSO * Graphene * Hempaguard™ * Hempel * Jotacote™ * Jotun * LNG Coatings * Nippon Paints * NORSOK * PCN * PPG * Qatar * Self Indicating Coatings * Woodside


Nippon Paint Receives NORSOK Approval for its “Self-Indicating” Epoxy Coating
The NOA60HS epoxy coating is specifically designed for use in ballast water tanks, oil and petrochemical tanks and LNG applications.
The self-indication function allows the sprayer to confirm visually during application that the correct thickness is ensured.
This new coating eliminates the risk of coatings applied with low film thickness, a contributory factor in corrosion-influenced structural failure.

Jotun’s New Unveils its Jotacote™ Universal S120 with its Patent Pending Covallox™ Technology
This new development offers unrivalled corrosion protection securing lasting steel preservation

Carbomastic 242 Epoxy Mastic with Curing Capabilities down to -18 deg.C (Don’t Let Weather Stop Your Coating Work this Winter)

Equitrans Midstream Corporation (ETRN) one of the Largest Natural Gas Gatherers in the United States Approves PPG Amerlock™ 400GF Glass Flake Epoxy for Protective Coating under Acoustic Insulation and Coating under Thermal Insulation

Australian Govt to Decommission Woodside’s Northern Endeavour FPSO Due to Corrosion Concerns

Berger Launches High Performance Marine and Industrial Coatings from Chugoku Marine Paints  (CMP)

Glass Flake Epoxy Choose for Hull of Floating LNG Plant​

Liner Operator HMM opts for Jotun’s Robotic Hull Cleaning System to Improve Efficiency and Performance

Hempel’s Flagship Hull Coating Hempaguard X7 Reaches Milestone
Hempaguard X7 is based on Hempel’s patented Actiguard® technology, which combines the smoothness of a silicone coating with efficient fouling preventing biocides in a single coat

Hempel to Launch Re-formulated Antifouling Technology

AkzoNobel Unlocks More Sustainable Future For Protective Coatings After Biomass Breakthrough


PCN provides a glimpse at the latest products and innovations entering the coatings market today!

New Epoxy Composite Polymers as a Potential Anticorrosive Coatings for Carbon Steel in 3.5% NaCl Solution

Flexible Epoxy Graphene Coatings with Excellent Weather and Corrosion Resistance

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings

Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polyindole Incorporated Epoxy: An Effective Anti-Corrosion Coating Material for Mild Steel

Synergistic Effect of Graphene Polyindole Nanocomposite for Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Coating in 3.5% NaCl Solution for Low Carbon Steel

Anticorrosive Behaviour of Epoxy Coating Modified with Hydrophobic Nano-silica on Phosphatized Carbon Steel


Protective Coatings for Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants


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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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