January 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:  * AMPP * Akzo Nobel * Carboline  * Chevron  * ExcelPlas * FPSO * Graphene * Hempel * Jotacote™ * Jotun * LNG Coatings * NACE * PCN * PPG * SSPC 

INDUSTRY NEWS

NACE and SSPC Unite as AMPP -The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (Breaking News)
The union will serve the global membership of corrosion control and protective coatings professionals in Corrosion Control and Protective Coatings Industries
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210106005812/en/NEW-Association-for-Materials-Protection-and-Performance-AMPP-Launches-Today

Hempel Acquires Leading Dutch Coatings Manufacturer (Breaking News)
https://www.maritime-executive.com/corporate/Hempel-Acquires-Leading-Dutch-Coatings-Manufacturer

2,000th Application of Innovative Hempel Coating Applied to Tanker
https://www.rivieramm.com/news-content-hub/news-content-hub/2000th-application-of-innovative-fuel-saving-coating-applied-to-torm-tanker-62592

PPG Finalizes Acquisition of Coatings Manufacturer Ennis-Flint in $1.15 Billion Deal (Breaking News)
https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2020/12/24/ppg-finalizes-acquisition-of-coatings-manufacturer.html

NACE Issues Warning Over ‘Perfect’ DFT Measurements on Daily Painting Inspection Reports (DPIRs)
When dry film thickness (DFT) readings are always in the specified range, the red flag goes up again. Applying paint by brush, roller, or spray — especially on complex surfaces — typically yields a range of thicknesses. In most cases, thickness issues can be corrected. For example, if the epoxy intermediate coat is too thin, another coat can be added before applying the polyurethane topcoat. Making up total DFT deficiencies with the polyurethane topcoat is more expensive and may have recoat window issues.  Based on the criteria in the inspection plan, the DPIR should include the specified value, the actual measured value, whether or not it is acceptable, and, if unacceptable, the details of the repair or disposition (wherein the owner might decide to accept the deficiency and/or a deduction). The QC report cannot simply state that the surface temperature is “acceptable.” It must report an actual temperature.
https://blogs.nace.org/qa-qc-coatings-inspection-process-tips

Environmental Effect on Fatigue Behaviour of Jotun Epoxy Coatings Used for Water Tanks
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr_Haider_Hadi/publication/346955651-Environmental-Effect-on-Fatigue-Behavior-of-Epoxy-Coating-Used-for-Water-Tanks

Chevron Blames Manufacturing for Gorgon Issues
https://www.pipeliner.com.au/2021/01/04/chevron-blames-manufacturing-for-gorgon/

NEW RESEARCH

Preparation of Modified Graphene Oxide New Composite Coating and Study on Anticorrosion Performance
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1591/abcc2d/meta

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tahere_Ebrahimi_Sadrabadi/publication/346332043-An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-EpoxyAmine-MicroNanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings

Tribological Characterization of Epoxy Hybrid Nanocomposite Coatings Reinforced with Graphene Oxide and Titania
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S004316482031019X

Local Corrosion Characteristics of a Graphene-Oxide-Modified Epoxy Coating
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11771-020-4541-5

Studying the Effect of Nano Filler on Epoxy Properties used in Storage Tank Low Carbon Steel Protection
https://jprs.gov.iq/index.php/jprs/article/view/387/347

A Brief Review on the Development of Self-healing, Hydrophobic and Antifouling Epoxy Coating
https://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:jmms&volume=66&issue=1and2&article=001

Investigation of Anticorrosion and Mechanical Properties of Azole Functionalized Graphene Oxide Encapsulated Epoxy Coatings on Mild Steel
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11668-020-01104-4

Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Steel Using Epoxy-Reinforced Polyaniline-SnO2 Nanocomposite Smart Coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40735-020-00455-7

Effect of Different Epoxy Resins on Fire Resistance, Optical Transparency, and Physicomechanical Properties of Intumescent Fire-Retardant Protective Coatings
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-020-00422-4

A Review of Graphene-Based Materials for Marine Corrosion Protection
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40735-020-00456-6

PIPELINE COATINGS

Influence of AC Stray Current on Cathodic Disbondment of Epoxy Coatings
http://electrochemsci.org/papers/vol16/16010131063.pdf

New Healable Polyethylene Adhesive for Three-Layer (3L) Pipe Coatings
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2399-7532/abd782/pdf

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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/

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December 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:  * Actiguard™ * Akzo Nobel * Amerlock™ * Berger * Carbomastic™ * Carboline * Chugoku Marine Paints * CMP * Covallox™ * Equitrans * ExcelPlas * FPSO * Graphene * Hempaguard™ * Hempel * Jotacote™ * Jotun * LNG Coatings * Nippon Paints * NORSOK * PCN * PPG * Qatar * Self Indicating Coatings * Woodside

INDUSTRY NEWS

Nippon Paint Receives NORSOK Approval for its “Self-Indicating” Epoxy Coating
The NOA60HS epoxy coating is specifically designed for use in ballast water tanks, oil and petrochemical tanks and LNG applications.
The self-indication function allows the sprayer to confirm visually during application that the correct thickness is ensured.
This new coating eliminates the risk of coatings applied with low film thickness, a contributory factor in corrosion-influenced structural failure.
https://shipinsight.com/articles/nippon-paint-marine-wins-norsok-approval-for-noa60hs-tank-coating/

Jotun’s New Unveils its Jotacote™ Universal S120 with its Patent Pending Covallox™ Technology
This new development offers unrivalled corrosion protection securing lasting steel preservation
https://video.qbrick.com/play2/embed/player?accountId=1487394&mediaId=60b5597e-00015917-5280b69c&configId=default&pageStyling=adaptive&autoplay=true

Carbomastic 242 Epoxy Mastic with Curing Capabilities down to -18 deg.C (Don’t Let Weather Stop Your Coating Work this Winter)
https://www.carboline.com/products/product-details/?prod=0864&hootPostID=ab4ea4b68f7062390ef69cc5315a2f21

Equitrans Midstream Corporation (ETRN) one of the Largest Natural Gas Gatherers in the United States Approves PPG Amerlock™ 400GF Glass Flake Epoxy for Protective Coating under Acoustic Insulation and Coating under Thermal Insulation
https://customers.eqm-midstreampartners.com/~/media/Sites/Midstream-20Customers/Customer-20Info/Interconnect/Approved-20Manufacturers-20List.ashx

Australian Govt to Decommission Woodside’s Northern Endeavour FPSO Due to Corrosion Concerns
https://www.ogj.com/general-interest/article/14188974/australian-govt-to-decommission-northern-endeavour-fpso

Berger Launches High Performance Marine and Industrial Coatings from Chugoku Marine Paints  (CMP)
https://www.bergerbd.com/index.php/2020/12/14/berger-launches-high-performance-marine-and-industrial-coatings-from-cmp/

Glass Flake Epoxy Choose for Hull of Floating LNG Plant
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/0awCivF7K2cdCM0#pdfviewer​

Liner Operator HMM opts for Jotun’s Robotic Hull Cleaning System to Improve Efficiency and Performance
https://shipinsight.com/articles/liner-operator-hmm-opts-for-jotuns-robotic-hull-cleaning-system-to-improve-efficiency-and-performance/

Hempel’s Flagship Hull Coating Hempaguard X7 Reaches Milestone
Hempaguard X7 is based on Hempel’s patented Actiguard® technology, which combines the smoothness of a silicone coating with efficient fouling preventing biocides in a single coat
https://cyprusshippingnews.com/2020/12/18/hempels-flagship-hull-coating-hempaguard-x7-reaches-milestone/

Hempel to Launch Re-formulated Antifouling Technology
https://paintsandcoatingsexpert.com/2020/12/09/hempel-to-launch-re-formulated-antifouling-technology/

AkzoNobel Unlocks More Sustainable Future For Protective Coatings After Biomass Breakthrough
https://www.coatingsworld.com//contents/view_breaking-news/2020-12-17/akzonobel-unlocks-more-sustainable-future-for-coatings-after-biomass-breakthrough/

NEW RESEARCH

PCN provides a glimpse at the latest products and innovations entering the coatings market today!

New Epoxy Composite Polymers as a Potential Anticorrosive Coatings for Carbon Steel in 3.5% NaCl Solution
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405830020303232

Flexible Epoxy Graphene Coatings with Excellent Weather and Corrosion Resistance
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020312637

An Investigation of Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Amine Micro/Nanocapsule Based Smart Coatings
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tahere_Ebrahimi_Sadrabadi/publication/346332043An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-EpoxyAmine-MicroNanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings/links/5fbe774b299bf104cf7702db/An-Investigation-of-Corrosion-Behavior-of-Epoxy-Amine-Micro-Nanocapsule-Based-Smart-Coatings.pdf

Functionalized Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Polyindole Incorporated Epoxy: An Effective Anti-Corrosion Coating Material for Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925838820344200

Synergistic Effect of Graphene Polyindole Nanocomposite for Enhanced Corrosion Protection of Coating in 3.5% NaCl Solution for Low Carbon Steel
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/nano.202000051

Anticorrosive Behaviour of Epoxy Coating Modified with Hydrophobic Nano-silica on Phosphatized Carbon Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944020312625

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Protective Coatings for Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLegBsHV_WE

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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/

PCN is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to PCN you agree to receiving regular PCN newsletters as well as the PCN platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of PCN and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow PCN to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  PCN provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each PCN newsletter.