November 2020 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:  * Axalta * Chugoku Marine * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * KAEFER * PCN * Safinah * Tesla * Vestas

Stay on Top of All Competitive Threats, Changes, and Trends Within Defined Protective Coating Market Segment
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White Paper – Protective Coating Failures and Their Costly Consequences for the Oil, Gas and LNG Sector [PDF]​

Axalta Announces New Organizational Model to Drive Performance

Jotun Prepares Solvent-Free Coating for Global Launch

Jotun Increasing Market Share in Protective Coatings in Saudi Arabia

A Shield of Protection: Coatings in the LNG Industry

Assessment of Anti-Corrosion Performances of Coating Systems for Corrosion Prevention of Offshore Wind Power Steel Structures

Vestas and Hempel Partner to Develop Surface Protection Coatings for Wind Turbines

Tesla NanoCoatings’ Technology Significantly Reduces Maintenance Costs


Corrosion Protection of Steel Elements in Façade Systems – A Review

Synthesis of Hydrophobic Fluoro-Substituted Polyaniline Filler for the Long-Term Anti-Corrosion Performance Enhancement of Epoxy Coatings

Preparation of Graphene-Modified Anticorrosion Epoxy Coating and Study on Its Corrosion Resistance Mechanism

Enhancement of Barrier and Anti-Corrosive Performance of Zinc-Rich Epoxy Coatings Using Nano-Silica/Graphene Oxide Hybrid

Webinar: Polymeric Tapes for Pipeline Corrosion Protection: What are the differences of PVC and PE?

This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (

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.