July 2021 Vol. 6

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:  * 2×1 Wet Edge® * Akzo Nobel * Carbon Nanotubes * Cold Sprayed Aluminium * CUI * Daikin * ExcelPlas * Graphene Oxide (GO) * Helmut Fischer * Jotachar® * Jotun * INPEX * Interbond® 1202 * Intertherm 751CSA * LNG * Mike O’Donoghue * OCSiAl * PCN * Protective Coatings * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Tesla Nanocoatings * Teslan® NanoCoatings * Ultimate Pipe Coating (UPC)


Tesla NanoCoatings Announced Patent Award of its Breakthrough Wet-on-Wet Application Teslan® Coatings with Carbon Nanotube Corrosion Protection Technology
Tesla NanoCoatings developed 2×1 Wet Edge for the oil and gas industry and other industries in harsh, corrosive environments
2×1 Wet Edge is particularly valuable in offshore oil and gas surface and subsea operations as well as refineries and petrochemical plants.

Daikin Industries Becomes Shareholder in Graphene Nanotube Solutions Company for Paints and Coatings
Daikin Industries, Ltd. has invested in OCSiAl S.A., a Luxembourg start-up company, by underwriting a capital increase through a third-party allocation of shares. OCSiAl is the world’s largest manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes and a unicorn company whose valuation is circa 2 billion USD.

Akzo Nobel Publishes Guidelines for New Coating Interbond™ 1202UPC (Declassified)
Its low internal stresses allow it to operate across a wide range of temperature from -196 deg.C to +650 deg.C without cracking

Dr. Mike O’Donoghue (Akzo Nobel) introduces Intertherm 751CSA to Deal With Corrosion Under Insulation Video)
Asset Integrity is the mountain we have to climb !

Typical Painting Difficulties on Ships and Offshore Assets
Ships and Offshore Oil and Gas Installations encounter tremendous stresses as they move through rough sea conditions. So as not to crack under these conditions, they must have a certain degree of flexibility. Therefore, the coatings applied to the hulls, decks, and structural components must also be able to flex through the bends and twists of ocean movement without cracking. Epoxy coatings are modified to attain this flexibility; however, they must be applied within their normal dry film thicknesses (DFT) or the excessive thickness will lead to cracking and delamination.

Sherwin Williams Reports 2021 Second Quarter Financial Results – Sales Increased 16.9% in the Quarter to $5.38 Billion

FINANCIAL UPDATE 1-Akzo Nobel Q2 Core Profit Jumps 41% on High Demand, Cost Cuts

Jotun Publish New Application Guide for Jotachar™ 1709 a 100 % Solids Epoxy Intumescent Coating


The Anti-Corrosion Performance of an Epoxy Coating Enhanced With Graphene Oxide (GO) at Ambient and Low Temperatures

Graphite Oxide (GO) Nanosheet-Reinforced Epoxy Coatings for Superior Thermo-Mechanical Properties

Inbuilt Metal-Organic-Frameworks Modified Graphene Oxide (GO) Towards Intelligent and Excellent Anti-Corrosion Coating


Self-Healing Epoxy Coating for Corrosion Protection

New Organosilica Nanocontainer for Active Anticorrosion of Polymer Coatings


ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform  infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures.
Our Paints and Coatings services include:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis,
  • Field Investigations
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation
  • Accelerated Testing
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Chromatography
  • Coatings and Cathodic Protection Studies
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination



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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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