July 2020 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * NACE * PPG * Sherwin Williams

Akzo Nobel Publishes Q2 2020 Results 

PPG Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Why PPG Industries Stock Fell 20% in the First Half of 2020

Jotun Launch The World’s Only NORSOK Compliant Surface Tolerant Paint System for Brush and Roller

Jotun Philippines Receive ISO Award for Environmental Management and Health and Safety

ExcelPlas Labs – The Experts in Failure Analysis of Protective Coatings
We use an array of advanced analytical instruments to characterise, identify and probe coating failure to determine the root cause of failure.
Our sophisticated approach combined the following techniques to understand coating failures: FTIR-DSC-TGA-SOM-SEM-EDS-XRD-EIS-QUV-SSC

Preparation and Properties Study of Graphene-Enhanced Acid-Resistant Epoxy Anticorrosion Coating for Subsea Oil and Gas

Study on Self-Healing and Corrosion Resistance Behaviors of Functionalized Carbon Dot-intercalated Graphene-Based Epoxy Coatings

Hybrid Halloysite Nanotubes as Smart Carriers for Corrosion Protection

Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)/Epoxy Coatings: A Review

The Impact of Crystallite Size of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Wollastonite on its Modifying Effect in Epoxy Coatings

Anticorrosion BehavioUr of Superhydrophobic Particles Reinforced Epoxy Coatings for Long-time in the High Salinity Liquid

Molybdate Intercalated Hydrotalcite/Graphene Oxide Composite Epoxy Coatings as Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel

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.