January 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: * Akzo Nobel * Cosco * DNV * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * Nippon Paint * PPG 

First Graphene Paints Hit the High Street

Jotun Breaks Ground on R&D Hub in Dubai Science Park

Jotun and COSCO Renew Long-Standing Joint Venture Agreement

Hempel USA Inc. Opens New Warehouse

Nippon Paint Marine’s LF-Sea Hull Coating Wins Global Warming Prevention Award

How PPG’s Polysiloxane Coatings Beautify and Protect 

Top Nano Coatings for Corrosion Protection

Protective Coatings Test Laboratory Expands in Melbourne
ExcelPlas Coating Testing Labs (Melbourne) showcase the 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.

Pivoting to Providing Fire Protective Coatings is Fuelling Rapid Growth at North Geelong Company

U.S. Navy Coating Development Slows Discoloration

Electrochemical Mechanisms of Coating Failure

Novel and Cost-effective Double-capsule Nanocomposite Coating based on Carbon Hollow Spheres with Self-Healing Performance for Corrosion Protection

Development of Fully Organic coating System Modified with Epoxidized Soybean Oil with Superior Corrosion Protection Performance

Protective Coatings Workshop at CORROSION 2020  Tuesday, March 17 – Wednesday, March 18

Scam Conference Alert – International Conference on Smart Composite Coatings for Corrosion Protection  January 09-10, 2020 in Singapore

Maleic anhydride-functionalized graphene nanofillers render epoxy coatings highly resistant to corrosion and microbial attack

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.