February 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: * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * Dow * Duratec * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PPG * SHERWIN WILLIAMS 

Sherwin-Williams to Build New Global HQ in Downtown Cleveland, R&D Center in BrecksvillePreliminary plans call for Sherwin-Williams to invest a minimum of $600 million to build both facilities

PPG, Dow Collaborate on Sustainable Future Program to Reduce Carbon Impacts

New Temperature-indicating Protective Coatings Has Myriad of Uses

Jotun Releases New Video: How to test for CUI?

WA-based Engineering Remediation and Coating Services Business Duratec Ahead of a Potential ASX-listing in May

Premium Protective Coatings Test Laboratory in Australia
ExcelPlas Coating Testing Labs (Melbourne) are a leading NATA laboratory for evaluating protective coatings 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.

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) to Present at International Coatings Conferences to Promote Graphene in Protective Coatings

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

Anti-corrosive Performance of Graphene Oxide Modified by Functionalized Nanosilica in Waterborne Polyurethane

Active Anti-Corrosion of Epoxy Coating by Nitrite Ions Intercalated MgAl LDH

Graphene Oxide Decorated with Titanium Nanoparticles to Reinforce the Anti-Corrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating

Performance of epoxy coatings containing polyaniline (PANI) nanowires in neutral salt, alkaline, and acidic aqueous media

Preparation and anticorrosion resistance of a self?curing epoxy nanocomposite coating based on mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with perfluorooctyl triethoxysilane

PSX coatings offer better long-term adhesion and toughness as well as corrosion, weathering and chemical resistance under even the most aggressive exposure conditions.
Polysiloxane requires fewer recoats over time compared to traditional topcoat technologies, resulting in lower maintenance costs for the building owner and a lower associated environmental impact.
The PPG PSX portfolio includes PPG PSX 700 two-component coating, PPG PSX One single-pack acrylic siloxane and PPG PSX805 epoxy siloxane with a satin sheen. Each of these patented products uses Dow polysiloxane resin technology.

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)

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.