November 2019 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 * Axalta * BASF * Denso * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun  * NACE * Nippon Paint * PPG  * Sherwin-Williams   

PPG Celebrates Opening Of New Advanced Coatings Lab In Cleveland

AkzoNobel to buy BASF’s Industrial Coatings

Hempel Appoints New Head of Protective, Industrial Businesses

Nippon Paint Marine Announces Self-indicating Epoxy Coatings that Change Colour to Indicate when Correct DFT is Reached
Coatings inspectors literally see when the coating has been correctly applied. If the coating appears transparent, then film thickness is incorrect. When it is opaque, correct film thickness has been achieved.

New High-Solids Epoxy Coating Protects Railcar Exteriors

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) has developed a new version of its CarClad Macropoxy HS, a high-solids epoxy designed as a protective coating for railcar exteriors

A New Way to Corrosion-proof Thin Atomic Sheets

Denso Pipeline Coating Case Study

C&P 2019 to Showcase Corrosion Mitigation Techniques

NACE Upcoming Corrosion 2020 Conference (March 15-19, Houston, Texas)

AkzoNobel Introduces New Interpon Redox Range

The Importance of Qualified  Third-party Inspector for Protective Coatings
The appointment of an appropriately qualified third-party inspector should be seen as an investment in quality and not just an additional cost. Inspection of the processes, procedures and materials required for the protective coating of steel structures is vital, since a major error in even one operation cannot be easily detected after the next operation has been carried out. If not rectified immediately, this aspect can significantly reduce the expected life to first maintenance.

Combatting Corrosion in Hydropower Facilities with Protective Coatings

O3-Coatings is Russia’s New exclusive distributor of the Sherwin-Williams’ Protective Coatings
O3 COMPANY is a technological company focused on protective coatings production and technical services, along with providing safe maintenance of industrial plants and infrastructure facilities.

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• 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
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