July 2021 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 * CUI * DENSO * ExcelPlas * FJC * Graphene Oxide * Heat-Flex® High-Temp 1200 * Hempel * Humidur™ * Interbond™ 2340UPC * International Paints  * OSOS * PCN * Protal™ 7700 * Protective Coatings  * Reduced Graphene Oxide * Sherwin Williams * UPC


Learn how Interbond™ 2340UPC Technology is Drastically Changing High Temperature Corrosion Protection in the Oil & Gas and LNG Industries

Denso Debuts New Pipeline Coating for Field Joint Coating (FJC)
Protal 7700™ A Fast Curing, VOC and Nonylphenol free two-part pipeline coating. The coating has outstanding flexibility, abrasion, gouge and impact results.

Risky Business: Using a Risk-Based Inspection Program to Anticipate CUI Issues in Oil and Gas

Silicone-Based Coating Mitigates Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) in Petrochemical Plants

Akzo Nobel Infographic on Interbond™ 2340UPC Next Generation Protection Against CUI
High cross link density coupled with a flexible chain modification grants Interbond 2340UPC excellent resistance to CUI, alongside much greater tolerance to application variation. Coupled with high dry film thickness (DFT) tolerance, Interbond 2340UPC drives application efficiency and greatly reduces the potential for cracking in service, helping to ensure excellent resistance to CUI in the most complex maintenance jobs.

Hempel and GRI Renewable Industries Enter into Strategic Partnership Agreement for Protective Coatings for Wind Sector

OSOS Alliance Specialise in the Provision and Supply of Humidur® Coating to Oil & Gas Industries in Australia

Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Authentication and Batch-to-Batch Consistency for Different Types of Protective Coatings using Benchtop and handheld FTIR Spectrophotometers for Oil and Gas Industry
According to IMM FP01:2019 when the offshore structures that require painting exceed 5000 m2 surface area, the paint manufacturer is required to submit FTIR Reference spectra of wet paints to the facility owner during the process of bidding or tender qualification

PCN Achieves Another Milestone with +40,000 Readers Worldwide


Carboline Webinar Pros and Cons of 100% Solids Coatings for Steel Tanks in Water/Wastewater Environments (Fri, Jul 9, 2021)


Robust, Hydrophobic Anti-corrosion Coating Prepared by PDMS Modified Epoxy Composite with Graphite Nanoplatelets/Nano-silica Hybrid Nanofillers

Comparison of Corrosion Behaviour of an Epoxy Coating and a Reduced Graphene Oxide (RGO) Modified Epoxy Coating on N80 Tubing Steel in 10.0 wt% NaCl Solution at Different Temperatures

Enhancing the Anticorrosion Performance of Graphene–Epoxy Coatings by Biomimetic Interfacial Designs

Effect of Accelerated Ageing Procedures and Flash Rust Inhibitors on the Anti-Corrosive Performance of Epoxy Coatings: EIS and Dynamic-Mechanical Analysis

Microcapsule/Silica Dual-Fillers for Self-Healing, Self-Reporting and Corrosion Protection Properties of Waterborne Epoxy Coatings

Ce-oxide Quantum Dots Decorated Graphene Oxide (CeO-QDs-GO) Nano-platforms synthesis and Application in Epoxy Coatings for Efficient Anti-corrosion Ability

Anticorrosive Reinforcement of Waterborne Epoxy Coating on Steel Using NZ/BNNS Nanocomposites


Protect Your Assets with ExcelPlas Services for Product Qualification Testing of Protective Coatings
ExcelPlas offers a host of laboratory services and support regarding the conformity of coatings to International Standards. These include:

  • Certification of Coatings and Coating Systems
  • Pre-qualification Testing of Coatings in Our Own ISO Accredited Testing Laboratory
  • Technical and Statutory Support for Achieving Compliance
  • Analytical Support and Durability Testing for New Coatings



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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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