May 2021 Vol. 5

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 * AMPP * Carboline * CUI * Defelsko * ExcelPlas * Graco * Graphene * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * NACE * PCN * Protective Coatings * Sherwin Williams * Tesla Nano


Jotun Delivers Robust Results for the First Four Months of 2021

Hempel Premiers Corporate Movie 2021

Defelsko Showcase Coating Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments in New Video

Jotun Patents Antifouling Coating Composition

Sherwin-Williams Wins U.K. Award for Passive Fire Protection Coating

Sherwin-Williams Paint Failure Video


“Hypothetical – Can We Design a Coating System for 100 Year Durability?” (by Akzo Nobel International Paint)

“Test Your Knowledge” Series – Surface Preparation for Protective Coatings


Carboline Podcast on Protective Coatings for the Interior of Water Tanks


BW Offshore Orders Barossa FPSO Topside Modules from Dyna-Mac

Danos, Graco, and Tesla NanoCoatings Collaborate to Deliver Nano Non-Skid Coating for Offshore Environments

Paint Failure Investigations and Analysis & Research of Protective Coatings


The Role of Graphene in Anti-Corrosion Coatings: A Review

Enhanced Anti-Corrosion Performances of Epoxy Resin Using the Addition of SDS-Modified Graphene

Highly Hydrophobic Polyaniline Nanoparticles for Anti-Corrosion Epoxy Coatings

The Action of Fillers in the Enhancement of the Wear Performance of Epoxy Composite Coatings

Investigating the Effects of Chitosan-Modified TiO2 Nanotubes on the Corrosion Protection Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Green and Sustainable Antibiofouling Coatings: A Review

Environmentally Friendly Anticorrosive Polymeric Coatings


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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