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PPG Reports 4Q, Full-year 2019 Financial Results Fourth Quarter Net Sales of Nearly $3.7 Billion
Talga Completes 2nd Commercial Scale Graphene Coating Trial
Analysis and Assessment of Protective Coatings, LNG and Oil&Gas Asset Corrosion and Coating Condition Surveys
Microscopy, XRD & XRF testing.. Coating Failures.. Technical Specifications.. Expert Witness
What are the Best Industrial Coatings for Structural Steel?
Jotun Issues New TDS for Jotatemp™ 250
Carboline Launches Low Temperature Cure Immersion-Grade Epoxy (Cures down to –7 deg.C)
ExcelPlas Develops Program for Measuring Barrier Properties of Protective Coatings Using Image Analysis
Why are the Decks of Russian Ships Red?
Graphene Enhanced Coatings for Anti-corrosion Performance Webinar
External Coatings to Protect Buried and Submerged Pipelines
USING SSPC PA 2 EFFECTIVELY eCOURSE (PA 2)
Improvement of Anticorrosion Coating Properties in Epoxy Acrylate Incorporated with Nano Zinc Oxide Particles
FUNCTIONAL AND DECORATIVE APPLICATIONS OF GLASS FLAKES IN PROTECTIVE COATINGS POLYMERS
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.