October 2020 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:  * Aramco * BASF * Chugoku Marine * Corrpro * DENSO * ExcelPlas * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * KAEFER * PCN * OCSiAl

INDUSTRY NEWS

PCN Offering Protective Coatings Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services 💼
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Chugoku Marine Paints to Supply Solvent-free Epoxy Coating for Water Ballast Tanks
https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/news-content-hub/chugoku-marine-paints-to-supply-solvent-free-epoxy-coating-for-water-ballast-tanks-58699

KAEFER Development of Robotic Methods for Accessing Marine Piles Blasting and Painting of Protective Coatings
https://ceed.wa.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/20-012-Sam-Tennent-Kaefer-Final-Seminar-Paper.pdf

The Coating Challenges and Protection of Internal Storage Tanks for Oil & Gas and Chemical Industries
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/3uLMbD5F4uwdGCM#pdfviewer​

Aramco Delays Major Investment in Protective Coatings as COVID-19 has Longer Term Impacts
https://www.oilandgasmiddleeast.com/drilling-production/37034-aramco-delays-major-investment-as-covid-19-has-longer-term-impacts-says-globaldata

BASF Group: Operating Result in 2Q 2020 Above Market Expectations
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2020-07-10/basf-group-operating-result-in-2q-2020-above-market-expectations/

Corrpro® Corrosion-Protection Experts Featured in Materials Performance Magazine Podcast Episode
https://www.aegion.com/about/news/news-archive/2020/corrpro-experts-featured-in-materials-performance-podcast

Smarter Coatings of the Future: OCSiAl Opens its First Graphene Nanotube R&D Center in Europe
https://ocsial.com/news/smarter-materials-and-cars-of-the-future-ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-r-and-d-center-in-europe/
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-rd-center-europe

DENSO – Safety for Gas Pipelines: How to Protect People & the Environment?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJqRtCqb3Ps

MARINE COATINGS

Jotun – Innovation and Collaboration Key to Addressing In-water Cleaning Issues
https://www.marinelink.com/news/innovation-collaboration-key-addressing-482327

Hempel – Efficiency from the Moment a Vessel Hits the Water
https://www.seatrade-maritime.com/ship-operations/efficiency-moment-vessel-hits-water

Dubai-based Start-up Targets Ship Owners With Artificial Intelligence Paint Maintenance App
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/dubai-based-start-up-targets-ship-owners-with-ai-paint-maintenance-app/

NEW RESEARCH

Recently Emerging Nanotechnological Advancements in Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings for Anti-corrosion, Anti-fouling and Self-Healing
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7531442/

High Protection Performance of Vanadium Pentoxide-Embedded Polyfuran/Epoxy Coatings on Mild Steel
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00289-020-03400-3

Achieving High Performance Anticorrosive Coating Via In Situ polymerization of Polyurethane and PPO Grafted Graphene Oxide Composites
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0010938X19322590

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Webinar On Complexities and Skilled Art to Adequate Surface Preparation and Protective Coating Application
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/an-education-in-surface-coating-tickets-124356623007

Comprehensive News Portal on the Protective Coatings Industry 
https://www.coatingsnews.com/


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)
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Epoxy Coatings (LAE, FJC, FBE), heat shrink sleeves and tapes, barrier tapes and meshes.
http://www.excelplas.com/