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Akzo Nobel To Supply Protective Coatings for Largest LNG Project
Jotun Reports Continued Growth and Increased Profitability Despite Stronger Impact from the Coronavirus Pandemic
Carboline Industry Leader Committed to Sharing Knowledge
Evolution of Coatings for Protection against CUI – Neil Wilds (Sherwin Williams) (Video of Webinar)
Ambiguities in Determining if Specified DFT Has Been Achieved
Confusion and Delusion in Coating Documentation and DFT Specifications
Analysis of Coating Blister Failures and Associated Coating and Substrate Risks
Protective Coatings News (PCN) – World News for Coatings and Failure Prevention
Corrosion Protective Mechanism of Smart Graphene-Based Self-Healing Coating on Carbon Steel
Synthesis of Graphene Oxide-based Nanofillers and their Influence on the Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating in Saline Medium
Molybdate Intercalated Hydrotalcite/Graphene Oxide Composite as Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel
Preparation and Properties Study of Graphene-Enhanced Acid-Resistant Epoxy-Phenolic Anticorrosion Coating for Subsea Oil and Gas
Effect of Sunlight/ultraviolet Exposure on the Corrosion of Fusion Bonded-Epoxy (FBE) Coated Steel Rebars in Concrete
Anti-Corrosion Carbon-Based Composite Epoxy Coating for Marine Industry
Long-term Storage Resistance and Cleverer Coatings
Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings Holds 10-year Anniversary Celebration
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.