November 2021 Vol. 2

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 * Avantguard™ * Ceramisphere * CUI * ExcelPlas * Hempel * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Shawcor * Self-Healing Coatings (SHC) * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Versiline CUI™


Sherwin-Williams Company Reports Negative Impacts in 2021 Third Quarter Financial Results

NEW HEMPEL VIDEO – Avantguard™ Coating Excels in Salt Spray Test – Proven in Laboratory Testing and in Real Life

How Avantguard® Works

Hempel Announces Nationwide Distribution Agreement with National Coatings & Supplies for the Jones-Blair range of Coatings for the Oil & Gas and Industrial Segments

Insiders of Akzo Nobel Reaped Rewards after Their €776k Investment Jumped Another €81k

Shawcor Investigates Water Transport Through Epoxy-based Pipeline Coatings

Corrosion Inhibiting ‘Smart Particles’ for Epoxy Coatings for Oil & Gas and LNG Coatings

How to Pre-Qualify a CUI Coating Choice

Self-Healing Epoxy Coating Doped with Silver Nanoparticles: A Robust Corrosion Inhibitor


Corrosion Self-Diagnosing and Self-Repairing Polymeric Coatings Based on Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Decorated Hydroxyapatite Nanocontainer on Steel

Corrosion Protection Performance of Repair Coatings for Offshore Wind Power Constructions After Long‐Term Splash Zone Site Exposure

The Effect of 2-Mercaptobenzimidazole-PolyanilineCeO2 Ternary Nanocomposite Addition as a Superior Pigment for Improvement of Corrosion Resistance in Epoxy Coatings

Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline/Nanodiamond Hybrid Nanostructures with Various Morphologies to Enhance the Corrosion Protection Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Corrosion Self-Diagnosing and Self-Repairing Polymeric Coatings Based on Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Decorated Hydroxyapatite Nanocontainer on Steel

Smart Coating with Dual-pH Sensitive, Inhibitor-Loaded Nanofibers for Corrosion Protection

Towards the Development of Novel Hybrid Composite Steel Pipes: Electrochemical Evaluation of Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Layered Steel against Corrosion

Encapsulation of Cerium Nitrate within Poly(urea-formaldehyde) Microcapsules for the Development of Self-Healing Epoxy-Based Coating

Novel Epoxy Coating Containing Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) as a Nanocontainer That Acts as a Robust Corrosion

A Self-Healing Polyurethane-Based Composite Coating with High Strength and Anti-Corrosion Properties for Metal Protection

Potential of Zinc Based-Graphene Oxide Composite Coatings on Mild Steel in Acidic Solution


Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions


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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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