January 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 * DNV * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PPG * Sherwin Williams 

PPG to Acquire Italian Coating Manufacturer Industria Chimica Reggiana (ICR) S.p.A. (Breaking News)

Hempel USA Inc. Opens New Warehouse for Protective Coatings

Analytical Series: Principles of Accelerated Weathering: Evaluations of Protective Coatings

Carboline Reports Fiscal 2020 Second-Quarter Results (Declassified)
Q2 sales of $1.40 billion, up 2.8% from last year

Carboline @ SSPC Coatings+ 2020LONG BEACH, CA, FEBRUARY 3–6, 2020

Akzo Nobel will Cut Jobs, the Company Wants to Save 200 Million in 2020

PE-backed Seal for Life Acquires Four Companies

Combined Experimental and Field Data Sources in a Prediction Model for Corrosion Rate under Insulation

Sherwin Williams Publishes Chapter on ‘Corrosion Under Insulation’ Insulation and Coatings Solutions

Upcoming Forum on Titanium Dioxide for Coatings

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.

Paint and Coatings Defects – and How to Avoid Them! (20 October 2020)

Preparation of Hydrophobic Epoxy–Polydimethylsiloxane–Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Coatings for Antifouling Application

Design Strategy for Self-Healing Epoxy Coatings

Maleic Anhydride-functionalized Graphene Nanofillers Render Epoxy Coatings Highly Resistant to Corrosion and Microbial Attack

Synergistic Effect of Functionalized Graphene Oxide and Zinc Phosphate for Enhanced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Ammonium-Grafted Graphene Oxide for Enhanced Corrosion Resistance of Waterborne Epoxy Coatings

Corrosion Prevention with Protective Coatings

Analysis of Thermal Residual Stress on 3PE Pipeline Coating Disbondment

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.