June 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 * Aramco * Belzona * Carboline * CUI * Das Lack Enertherm * EONCOAT™ * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Hydrophobic * Jotun * MCU Coatings * PCN * Protective Coatings * Superhydrophobic


MCU Coatings (Australia) Launches New Website

Hempel Acquires Ground-Breaking Coatings Technology (Breaking News)
Leading coatings manufacturer Hempel has acquired a ground-breaking technology that will change the market for insulation coatings while enhancing workers’ safety and lowering customers’ environmental footprint.  Hempel has acquired a unique technology developed by Das Lack Enertherm (DLE), a German-English company. Combined with internal expertise, the technology will enable Hempel to develop and launch coating products with insulating properties within the next year.

EONCOAT™ Publish Official EBook on Protective Coatings

Hempel is on the Path To Double Revenues by 2025 (New Video)

Exclusive Interview with Akzo Nobel’s Marine Coatings Marketing Manager

Developments in Coatings in Southeast Asian Region

Belzona Showcases Belzona 5841 for Hot Metal Surfaces Subject to CUI
An epoxy coating requiring minimal surface preparation for in-situ repair and protection of hot metal surfaces subject to corrosion under insulation


Intersmooth™ 7476Si SPC from AkzoNobel’s International® Brand Touts Stand-out Fuel Savings while Driving Down Emissions

When it Comes to Vessel Coatings, Upfront Investments Can Pay Off Big Later On


The Effect of the Hybrid Multi-layered Graphene Oxide/Talc as a Hydrophobic Agent in an Epoxy Coating

Hybrid Siloxane-Epoxy Coating Reinforced by Worm-like Graphene Oxide with Improved Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance

Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline-Based Polymer Nanocomposites as Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Steel Protection Via Zinc-Graphene Oxide Composite Coatings

Influence of Materials and Fabrication Strategies in Tailoring the Anticorrosive Property of Superhydrophobic Coatings

Hydrophobic Protective Coatings Based on Functionalized SiO2 for Wind Turbines


Aramco Seeking Coating QC Inspectors for Corrosion Control

Hempel Seeking Sales Manager for Melbourne


Minimising CUI risks Using Non-Water Absorbent Insulation in Conjunction with Drain Holes


Protect Your Assets with ExcelPlas Services for the Testing and Approval 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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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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