July 2022 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 * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene * Hempel * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Self-Healing Coatings * Smart Coatings

NDUSTRY NEWS
Akzo Nobel Announces New CEO
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2022/07/akzo-nobel-announces-gregoire-poux-guillaume-as-new-ceo

AkzoNobel Announces €20 Million Investment and Creates New Jobs in France
https://www.akzonobel.com/en/media/latest-news—media-releases-/akzonobel-announces-20-million-euro-investment-and-creates-new-jobs-in-france

Hempel Protecting Steel Structures in the Oil and Gas Industry from Corrosion
https://www.hempel.com/de-de/Markets/oil-and-gas/technical-articles/protecting-steel-structures-industry-from-corrosion

AkzoNobel Opens New Performance Coatings Facility in Thailand for Marine Coatings
https://www.aftermarketnews.com/akzonobel-opens-new-performance-coatings-facility-in-chonburi-thailand/

Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Jotun Say Steel Corrosion Can Now Be a Thing of the Past
https://www.bicmagazine.com/resources/sponsored-content/steel-corrosion-can-now-be-a-thing-of-the-past/

LATEST RESEARCH

Organosilane-Functionalized Graphene Oxide-Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating: Corrosion Performance and Self-Healing Properties
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2051-672X/ac7edb/meta

Novel Multilayer Structural Epoxy Composite Coating Containing Graphene Oxide and Silanized Chromium Carbide for the Protection of Steel Structures
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11998-022-00643-9

Ce-loaded Silica Nanoparticles in the Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating for Anticorrosion Protection of Carbon Steel
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ACMM-03-2022-2629/full/html

Corrosion Behaviour of Epoxy/Polysulfide Coatings Incorporated with Nano-CeO2 Particles on Low Carbon Steel Substrate
https://meridian.allenpress.com/corrosion/article-abstract/doi/10.5006/4116/483299/Corrosion-behavior-of-epoxy-polysulfide-coatings?redirectedFrom=PDF

Developing Epoxy-based Anti-Corrosion Functional Nanocomposite Coating with CaFe-Tolyl-triazole Layered Double Hydroxide@g-C3N4 as Nanofillers on Steel Substrate Against NaCl Corrosive Environment
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1385894722031114

Electrochemical and Mechanical Investigation into the Effects of Polyacrylamide/TiO2 in Polyurethane Coatings on Mild Steel Structures in Chloride Media
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361945355_Electrochemical_and_mechanical_investigation_into_the_effects_of_
polyacrylamideTiO2_in_polyurethane_coatings_on_mild_steel_structures_in_chloride_media

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN – Communicate Your Message Instantly with the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os
 


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 receive 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 at the bottom of each PCN newsletter.

July 2022 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 * Coating Condition Survey * CUI * ExcelPlas Labs * Failure Analysis * Graphene Oxide * Hempaprime™ * Hempel * Interzone 945GF * Jotun * LNG Plants * Marine Coatings * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * Self-Healing Coatings * Smart Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hempel Launches New Fast-Drying CUI Coating
https://www.hempel.com/news/2022/hempel-launches-new-fast-drying-cui-coating

VIDEO: Hempel Launches New Fast-Drying CUI coating – Hempaprime™ CUI 275
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovYdBK-Oi48

Breaking News – Hempel Launches New Fast-Drying CUI Coating
https://theogm.com/2022/07/04/hempel-launches-new-fast-drying-cui-coating/

New CEO at AkzoNobel
https://www.paintandpanel.com.au/news/news/new-ceo-at-akzonobel1

Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the LNG, Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure and Marine Sectors
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

AkzoNobel Launches International Interzone 945GF
https://www.coatingsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2022-06-30/akzonobel-launches-international-interzone-945gf/

Protection of Splash Zone Areas (SZA) of Offshore Facilities with Ultra-High Solids Glass Flake Epoxies (GFE)
https://www.hempel.com/it-it/Markets/oil-and-gas/upstream/technical-articles/protection-of-splash-zone-areas-of-offshore-facilities-with-ultra-high-solids-glass-flake-epoxies

Electrochemical Characterization of Polymeric Coatings for Corrosion Protection: A Review of Advances and Perspectives
https://mdpi-res.com/d_attachment/polymers/polymers-14-02306/article_deploy/polymers-14-02306-v2.pdf?version=1654681189

Coating Problems? – Ask the Coating Failure Experts
Coating failures can occur, and when they do ExcelPlas can assist you with investigations and analyses of:

  • Internal tanks (e.g. chemical, product, crude oil, water ballast and potable water)
  • LNG Plants
  • Outer shell and antifouling paints
  • Above water areas (decks and superstructure)

ExcelPlas is able to conduct full root cause analysis of coating failures
https://www.excelplas.com/

NEW RESEARCH

Improvement of Anti-corrosion Performance of an Epoxy Coating using Hybrid UiO-66-NH 2/Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposite
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35739168/

Difunctional Silicon Dioxide Combined with Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite to Enhance the Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coatings
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.2c00494

Novel Multilayer Structural Epoxy Composite Coating Containing Graphene Oxide and Silanized Chromium Carbide for the Protection of Steel Structures
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/novel-multilayer-structural-epoxy-composite-coating-containing-g/23231752

Capped Inhibitor-loaded Halloysite Nanoclay-Based Self-Healing Silica Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884222023227

Optimisation of Adhesion to Improve Steel Corrosion Protection by Using Siloxane Resins with Epoxy Modification
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/2022/07/optimisation-of-adhesion-to-improve-steel-corrosion-protection

NEW JOBS

Jotun Australia Seeking Territory Sales Manager – Marine (WA)
https://www.seek.com.au/job/57591478?type=standout

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

Failure Analysis and Investigation of Protective Coatings in Mining, Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Chemical Plants, Energy Infrastructure and Bridges (Ask the Experts)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

Critical Questions for Protective Coatings for Asset Protection in Oil & Gas, LNG:

  • Why is the coating not stopping corrosion?
  • Why is the coating delaminating or blistering?
  • Has the coating been correctly specified / applied?
  • Does the coating meet the manufacturing standard, including properties such as correct hardness/cure, adhesion and thickness?
  • What surface preparation and atmospheric conditions must be achieved to successfully apply the coating?
  • Does the coating have any defects in it? How will these affect performance?
  • Why did the coating fail? Root cause assessment.
  • How can the coating be successfully repaired/remediated so that it doesn’t fail again?

ExcelPlas Labs can answer these questions
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Coating-NTs.pdf

MARKETING YOUR BRAND

PCN – Communicate Your Message Instantly with the Entire Global Protective Coatings Community
PCN is ideal for monitoring competitor activity and providing market intelligence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os
 


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 receive 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 at the bottom of each PCN newsletter.