October 2021 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:  * Akzo Nobel * Carboline * CUI * ExcelPlas * Graphene Oxide-Modified Epoxy (GOME) * Humidur™ * Jotacote™ * Jotun * International Paints * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * Protective Coatings * Svitzer * Sherwin Williams


Solid Progress for Jotun, But Outlook is Uncertain

Senior Product Manager for Temperature Resistant Coatings of International Paints Discusses the Limitation of Traditional Epoxy Phenolic Coatings and their Risk in Promoting CUI

Svitzer Brings in Global Head of Decarbonization from Hempel

High Raw Material Prices Put Pressure on the Operating Margins of Protective Coating Manufacturers

Four Startups win AkzoNobel collaborations in Paint the Future China Finale

Coatings are Getting Costlier says Sherwin Williams – Producer Prices for Painting and Coating Manufacturing Rose 10.6% in August

Tech Podcast Episode 190 – Corrosion Causes and Coatings for Midstream Oil & Gas

Special Issue “Testing of Anticorrosion Coatings for Specific Industrial Applications”. Deadline for Manuscript Submissions: 30 April 2022

Jotun Seeking Sales Executive for Marine and Protective Coatings


Investigation of Inorganic Fillers on Rheological Properties and Tensile Strength of Epoxy Repair Coating Using Mixture Design Method

Fabrication of an Environment-Friendly Epoxy Coating with Flexible Superhydrophobicity and Anti-Corrosion Performance

Intrinsic Anti-Corrosion, Self-Healing and Mechanical Resistance Behaviour of epoxy Composite Coatings Intercalated with Novel Mixed Ni(II), Pd(II), and Cd(II) Complex Cross-Linking Accelerators for Steel Petroleum Tanks

Stimuli-Responsive Self-Healing Anticorrosion Coatings: from Single Triggering Behaviour to Synergetic Multiple Protections

Synergistic Effects of Hybrid Nanofillers on Graphene Oxide Reinforced Epoxy Coating on Corrosion Resistance and Fire Retardancy

New Strategy for Long-term Smart Corrosion Protection of Carbon Steel Using Polyaniline Nanofiber with Modified Graphene Oxide (GO) as Reinforcement of Epoxy Coatings

Synergistic Effect of Polybenzoxazine/ZrO2 Encapsulated Polyurethane Nanocomposite Coatings for Enhanced Barrier Properties of Steel in Seawater

About Coatings and Cathodic Protection: Electrochemical Features of Coatings Used on Pipelines

Performance of Curing Epoxy Resin as Potential Anticorrosive Coating for Carbon Steel in 3.5% NaCl Medium: Combining Experimental and Computational Approaches

Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) to Predict the Corrosion Resistance of Unexposed Coated Metal Panels

Preparation of TiO2–based Hollow Microspheres by Spray Drying and Their use as Novel Active Pigments for Photocatalytic Coatings

Bio-based Anti-Corrosion Coating Material for Mild Steel

Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) of Mild Steel in Association with Zinc Based Epoxy Paint Coating


ExcelPlas’s Coatings and Analytical Labs can resolve coating failures on paint chips using techniques such as: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR); scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy; light microscopy; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy(EIS); chromatography; thermal analysis and wet bench testing.
ExcelPlas performs a wide array of standard ASTM, SSPC and NACE test procedures such as:

  • Paint and Coating Testing and Analysis, 
  • Field Investigations 
  • Technical Audit of Painting Process and Production Facilities 
  • Paint Analysis, Chip Analysis and Evaluation 
  • Accelerated Testing 
  • Physical and Chemical Paint Exposure Tests: ASTM D1308. ASTM D3359, ASTM D4541, ASTM D4060
  • Salt Spray (ASTM B117) Testing, Cyclic Tests (ASTM G 85), QUV (ASTM G53), Humidity (ASTM D2247), Cyclic Salt Fog/UV (ASTM D5894)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Analysis of Paints 
  • Visible Spectroscopy, Liquid Chromatography 
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy, EDS & XRD Analysis of Paints 
  • Physical Testing of Paints: Tensile and Flexural Testing ASTM D 638 & ASTM D790
  • Characterization and Cross Section Microscopy of paint samples collected from the project site
  • Failure Analysis Root Cause Determination



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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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