January 2021 Vol. 3

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 * DNV GL * DUX * EonCoat * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * PCN * PPG * StanChem * Tikkurila


Akzo Nobel offers €1.4bn for Nordic Paint Company (Breaking News)
AkzoNobel to Propose to Acquire leading Nordic Paint Company Tikkurila
Dutch company’s move for Finnish group aims to trump rival bid from PPG of US

Competing Bid Emerges for Finnish Company PPG Planned to Acquire (Breaking News)

Analysts Anticipate PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.55 Billion (Breaking News)

PPG Industries (PPG) to Post Q4 Earnings
Shares of the company have gained 15.2% in the past year compared with 20.3% rise of the industry.

StanChem Polymers Acquires Dux, a Manufacturer of Protective Coatings

Forensic Coating Failure Investigations – ExcelPlas

Stopping Corrosion on Oil and Gas In-Service Structures with Spray-Applied Inorganic Coatings

Advanced Anti-Corrosion Coating Utilized on Two North Sea Offshore Platforms


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

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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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