February 2020 Vol. 1

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: * Axalta * Carboline * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * PPG * Sherwin Williams

PPG Show Expansion in Protective and Marine Coatings for End of 2019

Sherwin-Williams Release 2019 Year-end and Fourth Quarter Financial Results (Declassified)
The  coating company announced an increase in net sales for the year to a record $17.9 billion
The company attributed the gain to higher paint sales volume in The Americas Group as well as selling price increases.

PPG Releases Fourth Quarter 2019 Financial Results with Fourth Quarter Net Sales of Nearly $3.7 Billion (Declassified)

Axalta Releases 4Q, Full Year 2019 Results (Declassified)

Predictive Analytics Help PPG Customers Prevent Corrosion

Upcoming Webinar on Additive Secrets to Controlling Performance Properties in Industrial Coatings (13 Feb 2020)

ExcelPlas Protective Coatings Test Laboratory in Melbourne
ExcelPlas Coating Testing Labs (Melbourne) showcase their advanced coatings analysis equipment including software for calculating of diffusion path lengths in barrier coatings as well as advantages of using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure water ingression and detect early signs of coating failure, before being visually manifested.  ExcelPlas also has UV test chambers running and environmental chambers to evaluate coated test panels under total immersion conditions.

Designing a Zinc-encapsulated Feldspar as a Unique Rock-forming Tectosilicate Nanocontainer in the Epoxy coating; Improving the Barrier and Self-Healing Anti-Corrosion Pproperties

Army Recognizes Lumidize Anticorrosion Coatings

Fabrication of Epoxy Resin as Effective Anti-Corrosive Coating for Steel: Computational modeling reinforced experimental studies

Development of Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Decorated Graphene Oxide Nanoplatforms for Anti-Corrosion Epoxy Coatings
The low-frequency impedance (|Z|10 mHz) values greater than 1010 Ω cm2 were recorded by EIS analysis for the GO@ZIF-8/epoxy coating at all immersion times, indicating the superior barrier anti-corrosion properties of this coating.

Influence of SiO2 Content and Exposure Periods on the Anticorrosion Behavior of Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings