July 2021 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 * Chartek™ * CUI * Duremax™ * Dulux * ExcelPlas * Graphene Oxide * Hempel * Ichthys * INPEX * International Paints  * Intertherm™ 228 * I-Tech * LNG * North West Shelf * PCN * PPG * Premier Coatings * Protective Coatings  * Reduced Graphene Oxide * Selektope™ * Woodside * Zhisheng Wiehua Chemical Co.


PPG Repeatedly Raising Prices of Paint and Coatings as Inflation in Raw Material and Logistics Costs Pressures the $40 Billion Business

Akzo Nobel Hit With New Lawsuit over Epoxy Coating it Supplied for Use on Ichthys LNG Project

Concern Over Corrosion Found at Woodside’s North West Shelf LNG

Dulux Showcase Duremax™ HBE Fast Cure High Build Epoxy Coating [PDF]

Chartek™ Fire Protection Coating Found to be Cracked On Pipework During Inspection at LNG Plant

New Report – “Corrosion Cost and Impact Australasian Review” July 1, 2021 (Declassified)

New High-temperature Anticorrosive Coating Developed by Zhisheng Weihua Chemical Co (CHINA)

Premier Coatings Ltd’s Corrosion Prevention and Sealing Technology Leader Launches New Website

New Marine Hull Coating Showed Zero Barnacle Growth After 63 Months in Biofouling Hotspots


Sequentially Bridged Graphene Sheets for High-Performance Anticorrosion Epoxy Coatings

Graphene Oxide-Based Polyaniline Composite Coatings

Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Synthesis with Microcapsules

Multilayer Structural Epoxy Composite Coating Towards Long-term Corrosion/Wear Protection

Research on the Anticorrosion Properties of Cerium Oxide and Graphene Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating in Simulated Sea Water

Study of Epoxy/Alumina Composite Coating on 316L Steel with Excellent Wear and Anticorrosion Properties


Protect Your Assets with ExcelPlas Services for the Testing and Assessment of Protective Coatings
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  • Certification of Coatings and Coating Systems
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  • Technical and Statutory Support for Achieving Compliance
  • Analytical Support and Durability Testing for New Coatings



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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.

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