January 2022 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 * Carboline * Chugoku Marine Paints * CMP * CUI * Denso * ExcelPlas Labs* Failure Analysis * GIT * Graphene * Graphite Innovation and Technologies * Hempel * Hexion * Jones-Blair * International Paints * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * Protective Coatings * RPM International * SEAFLO™ * Seal for Life * Sparc Technologies * Smart Coatings * Termarust * Westlake Chemical


Hempel Announces Nationwide Distribution Agreement with National Coatings & Supplies for Oil & Gas and Industrial Markets

New Product Launch – Chugoku Marine Paints. “SEAFLO NEO SL M” with the Latest Silyl Methacrylate Antifouling Technology 

Canadian Marine Coatings Company Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) Announces New Fuel-Reducing Hull Coatings

Press Release – Seal for Life Acquires Protective Coating Companies

Court Battle Over Paint Failure Continues 15 Years After Application of Protective Coating

Carboline Company RPM Reports Record Second-Quarter Revenue, Expects Strong Third Quarter

Major Explosion at Protective Coatings Manufacturer

Westlake Chemical Acquires Epoxy Business from Hexion Holdings

Sparc Technologies’ Graphene-based Additives Primed for Commercialisation in Protective Coatings

ExcelPlas is an Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors


Two Birds with One Stone: Nanocontainers with Synergetic Inhibition and Corrosion Sensing Abilities Towards Intelligent Self-Healing and Self-Reporting Coatings

Enhancing Corrosion Inhibition Performance Epoxy Coatings with ZnO Pigment Doped with Cerium

Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating Based on Calcium Zinc Phosphate (CZP) with Dual Active/Barrier Corrosion Mitigation Properties

Designing New Epoxy Nanocomposite Coatings Based on Vanadium Oxy-Phosphate (VOP) for Anti-Corrosion Applications

Anticorrosion Performance of Hydrophobic Acid-Modified-MOFs/Epoxy Coatings

Mechanically and Chemically Stable Superhydrophobic Coating for Preventing Marine Atmospheric Corrosion

Enhanced Corrosion Resistance of Carbon Steels by Graphene-Epoxy Coatings [PDF]

Novel Polyaniline/Chitosan/Reduced Graphene Oxide Ternary Nanocomposites: Feasible Reinforcement in Epoxy Coatings on Mild Steel for Corrosion Protection

Self-Healing Effect of Damaged Coatings via Biomineralization by Shewanella Putrefaciens

Novel Bi-functional RGO-HPSE-Zn Epoxy Nanocomposite with Superior Corrosion Protection Potency

EIS Studies of Protective Polymer Coatings on Low-Carbon Steel in Sulfuric Acid

Cathodic Disbonding Behaviour of Epoxy -Polyamide Coating

Chapter Seventeen – Smart Polymer Coatings for Protection from Corrosion

Achieving Parallelly-Arranged Ti3C2Tx in Epoxy Coating for Anti-Corrosive/Wear High-Efficiency Protection

Field Deployable Impedance-Based Corrosion Sensor for Protective Coatings [PDF]


Hempel Seeking Coating Advisor for Singapore Role

Hempel Seeking Technical Service Manager for Singapore


Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions


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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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