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NEWSMAKERS: Akzo Nobel * Axalta * Belzona * ExcelPlas * International Paints * Jotun * PPG * US Navel Research Laboratory *
Axalta Draws Interest From Kansai Paint and PPG
AkzoNobel Q2 Financials Indicate Flat Revenue
AkzoNobel Posts Q2 Results – Adjusted Operating Income 36 Percent Higher
Belzona Underwater Corrosion Protection Applied on a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Vessel Used by an Offshore Oil Company
Effect of Feathering on Epoxy Coating Performance as a Corrosion Barrier (New)
New Marine Protective Coating with Heat Reflecting Pigments from Nippon Paint (New)
Jotun Signs Deal with World’s Largest Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for Marine Coatings
Corrosion Protection by Epoxy/Poly(aniline-co-pyrrole)/ZnO Nanocomposite Coating (New)
Protective Coatings Company PPG Secures Multi-Year Military Contract
High Performance Organic Pigments for One-Coat Epoxy Coating with Multi-Functions (New)
Preparation and Corrosion Resistance of Glass Flake/Epoxy Composite Coatings in Marine Atmosphere (New)
Anticorrosion properties of Epoxidized Palm Olein/Epoxy Resin as Coating Materials on Low-Carbon Steel in 3.5% NaCl (New)
New Approach to Design Self Stratifying Coatings Containing Nano and Micro Pigments for Corrosion Protection (New)
Influence of the UV Radiation on the Corrosion Resistance of the Carbon-Based Coatings for the Marine Industry (New)
Investigation of Anti-Corrosion and Adhesion Properties of Epoxy Coatings Containing Surface Modified Fe2O3 Nano Particles on Mild Steel (New)
Effects of CeO2 Geometry on Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coatings (New)
What Causes Bubbling of Cratering of an Epoxy Coatings Applied Over an Epoxy Zinc-rich Primer
GOOD PRACTICES IN THE HANDLING OF FUSION BONDED EPOXY COATED BARS FOR REAPING MAXIMUM PROTECTION AGAINST CORROSION (New)
Enhancement of Anticorrosion Property and Hydrophobicity of Modified Epoxy Coatings with Fluorinated Polyacrylate (New)
Degraded Epoxy Coatings for Pipelines a Possible Health Risk
Health Check for Condition Assessment of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas Labs have been serving the gas, oil and water industries for the past 20 years within Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. The company is a major testing provider to the pipeline, gas & oil and LNG industry. Whether you’re an engineer, consultant, pipeline owner, pipeline operator, LNG facility or construction company, ExcelPlas Labs can conduct a range of analytical testing on protective coatings to assess their condition, integrity and durability. ExcelPlas Labs have extensive in-house coatings testing equipment such as DSC, FTIR, TGA, TMA, EIS, SOM, XRD, QUV etc.
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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.