January 2021 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:  * Arsenal Capital * Canusa  * DNV GL  * HBE * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * LNG Coatings * NACE * PCN * PPG * Seal for Life * Shawcor * Sparc


Arsenal Capital, Seal For Life Announce HBE Liquid Epoxy Coatings Acquisition from Shawcor (Breaking News)
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has recently announced that its coatings platform, Seal For Life Industries has acquired the Canusa-CPA business from Shawcor.

Hempel Sets Sights on Growth and Revenue Doubling Over Five Years in Refocus Strategy (Breaking News)

Sustainability ‘At the Heart’ of New Hempel Strategy, Says Group President & CEO Lars Petersson

DNV GL Managing the Significant Threat of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI Presentation)

DNV GL Performance Standard for Protective Coatings

Sparc is Aiming for $22bn Protective Coatings Market with Graphene Coatings

Jotun Seeking R&D Engineer for Testing of Marine and Protective Coatings at R&D Centre in Sandefjord, Norway


Curing of Functionalized Superhydrophobic Inorganic/Epoxy Nanocomposite and Application as Coatings for Steel

Polymeric Nanocomposite Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Steel

Modification of Graphene and Graphene Oxide and Their Applications in Anticorrosive Coatings

Trifunctional Epoxy Resin as Anticorrosive Material for Carbon Steel 

Multifunctional AgO/epoxy nanocomposites with Enhanced Mechanical, Anticorrosion and Bactericidal Properties

Polybenzoxazine-Modified Epoxy Resin: Thermal Properties and Coating Performance

Electrochemical Behaviour of Zinc Rich Epoxy Coatings Nanohybrid Coatings During Marine Biofilm Formation

Different Epoxy Marine Coatings For Every Part of a Ship
With the estimated cost of corrosion-related expenses totalling $2.5 trillion, it pays to find the right coating for your ship.

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.

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