November 2019 Vol. 3

PCN – Communicating News In Protective Coatings Globally in Real TimeLeading Source of Industry News on Protective Coatings for Oil & Gas, Pipelines, Marine and ConstructionNEWSMAKERS: * Akzo Nobel  * Belzona * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Hexion * International Paints * JKC * Jotun  * Sherwin-Williams   

Just 5 Days to Go !!  ADVANCE PROGRAM FOR CORROSION & PROVENTION 2019 (Melbourne, Australia) 

Jotun Restructures US Coatings Business 

JKC Alleges that AkzoNobel Engaged in Misleading and Deceptive Conduct with Regard to Intertherm 228 

Reduce the Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) by Geoff White of AkzoNobel 

Webinar on Anticorrosion Pigments for Epoxy Protective Coatings 

Fluorescence Based Corrosion Detecting Epoxy Coating (New Research) 

Sherwin-Williams Announces 2019 Water, Wastewater Impact Award Winners for Protective Coatings 

International Paints Issues Explanatory Memorandum on ISO12944 Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures by Protective Paint Systems 

Hempel Launches New Passive Fire Protection Coating to Safeguard Civil Steel Structures 

Evaluation of Coating Resistivity for Pigmented/unpigmented Epoxy Coatings Under Marine Alternating Hydrostatic Pressure 

Preparation and Properties of Graphene Oxide-SiO2 Epoxy Anticorrosive Coatings 

A Review on Application of Carbon Nanostructures as Nanofiller in Corrosion-Resistant Organic Coatings 

Evaluation of Anti-Corrosion and Chemical Resistance Properties in Epoxy/SiO2 Nanocomposite for Steel Surface Coating 

Early-Age Tensile Bond Characteristics of Epoxy Coatings for Underwater Applications (Akzo Nobel and Belzona) 

ExcePlas Coating Failure Labs Exhibiting at Australian Corrosion Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne in 5 Days
– Stop by the ExcelPlas Stand and receive a Free Stainless Steel Coating Defect Gauge 

Jotun Issue Updated Tankguard SF Datasheet 

Hexion Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results 

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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.