November 2018 Vol. 2

The Latest News on Pipeline Coatings and Anti-Corrosion Coatings

Leading Source of Industry News on Epoxy & High Performance Coatings for Oil, Gas and Construction

Only One Week to Go for Protective Coatings Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide
Corrosion and Prevention is the Largest Corrosion Conference and Exhibiting in the Southern Hemisphere

Choosing a System to Combat Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
by Chris Magel PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

Sherwin Williams Publishes ISO 12944 Coatings Systems Guide (Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures by Protective Paint Systems)

Incorporation Graphene into Sprayed Epoxy–Polyamide Coating on Carbon Steel: Corrosion Resistance Properties

Why Did My Protective Coating Fail?  – Ask the Polymer Failure Experts

AkzoNobel Acquires Malaysia’s Colourland Paints Business

Norway Conference on Protective Coatings (14-15th November 2018)

Influence of Surface Profile on the Performance of Corrosion Protecting Organic Coatings
by Anders Skilbred & Cecilie Clasen-Protuder, Jotun

New CUI Management Methodology – Coating Assessment
by Thom Fosselie, DNV GL

Testing and Field Performance of Epoxy PFP in Cold Climates
by Rick Perkins, Sherwin-Williams

The Advantages of Flaked-filled High Temperature Coatings
by Neil Wilds, Sherwin-Williams

Investigation into whether Axalta and Certain of its Officers and/or Directors have Violated Federal Securities Laws–grossman-llc-announces-investigation-of-axalta-coating-systems-ltd-axta-300727986.html

Axalta Announces Commencement Of Consent Solicitations

Akzo Nobel N.V. publishes results for Q3 2018
Performance Coatings return on sales up at 12.2% (2017: 10.3%) with higher selling prices contributing to price/mix up 7%

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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.

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• Fusion bonded epoxy (FBE)
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• 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.