October 2019 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 * Axalta * Dulux * ExcelPlas * International Paints * Jotun  * PPG   

PPG Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Net sales of approximately $3.8 billion

PPG in Talks with Buyout Firm on Axalta

Sales in PPG’s Protective and Marine Coating Businesses Driven by Strong Marine Coating Sales in Asia and Europe

Axalta Schedules 3Q 2019 Results Conference Call (Oct 24, 2019)

Akzo Nobel’s Low Temperature Curing Coating Technology for Corrosion under Insulation (CUI) Mitigation

Failure Investigation of a Protective Epoxy Coating by Means of Crosscheck Between Infrared Spectroscopy and Thermal Analysis (New Research)

ExcelPlas Coating Labs Offer EIS Services for Comparative Evaluation of Protective Coatings

Understanding the Anticorrosive Protective Mechanisms of Modified Epoxy Coatings with Improved Barrier, Active and Self-healing Functionalities: EIS and Spectroscopic Techniques (New Research)

A Renewable Resveratrol-Based Epoxy Resin with High Tg, Excellent Mechanical Properties and Low Flammability (New Research)

Modified Graphene for Active Corrosion Protection of Epoxy-Based Organic Coating (New Research)

Enhanced Protective Coatings Based on Nanoparticle Fullerene C60 for Oil & Gas Pipeline Corrosion Mitigation (New Research)

Jotun Seeking Senior R&D Chemist for Protective Coatings

This newsletter is brought to you by ExcelPlas Coating Labs (http://www.excelplas.com/)

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.