September 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: * Carboline * Denso * ExcelPlas * Hempel * International Paints * Jotun * Nippon Paint * Tesla NanoCoatings


Hempel CEO Announces Ambitious Plan to Double Hempel’s Revenue in the Next Five Years to €3 billion 
Hempel to take a leading position in the following core segments: Protective, Marine and Decorative,”

Nippon Paint signs US$12bn Deal with Singapore-based Wuthelam

Ex Hempel and Valentus Director Joins Tesla NanoCoatings as Vice President of Global Sales
Malcolm Kerr, formerly of Hempel North America and most recently Sales Director at Valentus Specialty Chemical/US Coatings has joined Tesla NanoCoatings as Vice President of Global Sales.  The company’s disruptive technology with its carbon nanotubes was the primary reason Kerr took this new position at Tesla NanoCoatings.


Carboline Lanches Epoxy Coating for Carbon Steel Storage Tanks That is Compatible with Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Tesla NanoCoatings’ Technology Significantly Reduces Maintenance Costs

Jotun Release Free Guide to Coatings for Extreme Conditions

Hempel Announces Plan to Double in Size in the Next Five Years


ACA Corrosion and Prevention 2021

Managing Growing Internal Corrosion Risk at Aging Refineries and Oil & Gas Facilities

Prediction of Corrosion Under Insulation: A Review


Jotun’s New Anti-Fouling Robot to be Deployed to 50 Ships

Denso’s Protal Brand of Protective Pipeline Coatings Always Cures Quickly


An Integrated Epoxy Rust Conversion Coating: Its Anticorrosion Properties and Rust Conversion Mechanism

New Effects of TiO2 nanotube/g-C3N4 Hybrids on the Corrosion Protection Performance of Epoxy Coatings

Effects of Graphene Polymer Nano Composite Coating on Corrosion Resistance of A106 Carbon Steel Pipe

Corrosion Protection of Steel Elements in Façade Systems– a Review

ExcelPlas Labs – The Leaders in Evaluation and Assessment of Protective Coatings 
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) is a powerful and sensitive tool to detect the condition of a coated metal.  This technique can generate quantitative data relating to the quality of a barrier coating and the plot of data can be used to indicate the status of coating long before any visible damage occurs.  EIS can also be used as a post-evaluation tool to indicate the barrier property or any change in the coating after the test exposure, such as QUV exposure, Autoclave test, Atlas Cell test, Salt Fog or Immersion test, etc.

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.