September 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 * Axalta * Belzona * Carboline * CUI * Dulux * ExcelPlas * Fake Graphene * Glass-Flake Epoxy * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * LNG * PCN * Protective Coatings * Smart Coatings

INDUSTRY NEWS

Axalta Announces Major Board Changes as Director Bill Cook Assumes Chair Role, Mark Garrett Steps Down (Breaking News)
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/axalta-announces-board-changes-301364802.html

Carboline to Expand Canadian Presence via Strategic Growth Plan for Coatings Business (Breaking News)
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2021/09/carboline-to-expand-canadian-presence-via-strategic-growth-plan

Dulux Develop Advanced Epoxy Coating for Combating Corrosion
DUREBILD® STE GF Surface Tolerant Glass Flake Reinforced Epoxy Coating 
https://www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au/media/1091/durebild_ste_gf_aug_2021.pdf

Using Analytical Testing to Test for ‘Fake Graphene’ in the Coating Industry
https://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=5783&utm-source-azonetwork-newsletter&utm-medium-email&utm-campaign=particle-analysis-newsletter_31-august-2021

Class Action Blames Allegedly Premature Corrosion on Possibly ‘Defective’ Paint (Breaking News)
https://www.classaction.org/news/class-action-blames-allegedly-premature-corrosion-on-possibly-defective-ford-paint-aluminum-panels

Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Pipeline FBE Chalking
https://www.materialsperformance.com/articles/coating-linings/2021/09/laboratory-and-field-evaluation-of-pipeline-fbe-chalking

Got a Premature Coatings Failure Problem?
Experts in Premature Coating Failure and Coating Quality Assessment
ExcelPlas provides specialist protective coatings consultancy support across the full range of LNG, oil & gas, marine, power and infrastructure sectors.
Consultants and coating inspection professionals provide consulting, non-destructive testing and failure analysis related to protective coatings.
https://vision6.excelplas.com/ch/38100/5x2rj/2955608/.3F30uYXeB85sOAJT0krKwZgzopdH3soM_tPWqzg.html

Belzona Premier Video on the People Behind the Brand of Protective Coatings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwgvd-3NFio

Akzo Nobel Seeking Sales Manager for Marine and Protective Coatings
https://www.seek.com.au/job/53353842?type=standard

Surface Corrosion Consultants Introduces Drone Inspection Service
https://www.materialsperformance.com/news/2021/08/surface-corrosion-consultants-introduces-drone-inspection-service

Carboline – “Why Environmental Conditions Matter During Protective Coating Application”
https://www.carboline.com/solution-spot/posts/why-environmental-conditions-matter-during-coating-application/

NEW RESEARCH

Synthesis of Graphene Oxide Functionalized by Polyaniline Coated Zirconium Phosphate to Enhance Corrosion Resistance of Epoxy Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775721012966#!

Amino-Functionalized MXene Nanosheets Doped with Ce(III) as Potent Nanocontainers toward Self-Healing Epoxy Nanocomposite Coating for Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel [PDF]
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.1c13055?ref=pdf

Effect of Urea–Formaldehyde Nanoparticles on the Barrier Property and Delamination Resistance of an Epoxy Coating
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ACMM-03-2021-2456/full/html

Interfacial Assembled Mesoporous Polydopamine Nanoparticles Reduced Graphene Oxide for High Performance of Epoxy-based Anticorrosive Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0021979721013771

Effectiveness of Epoxy Coating Modified with Yttrium Oxide Loaded with Imidazole on the Corrosion Protection of Steel [PDF]
https://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/11/9/2291/pdf

Preparation and Anticorrosion Properties of GO-Ce-MOF Nanocomposite Epoxy coatings
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/app.51571

Self-Healing Polyurethane-Based Composite Coating with High Strength and Anti-Corrosion Properties for Metal Protection
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359836821006491

Improving the Intrinsic Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy Resin by Synergistic Effect between Rigid Groups and Hydrogen Bonds
https://chemistry-europe.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/slct.202102175

The Interfacial Structure and Adhesion Mechanism of Silane and Epoxy Modified Silicone Tie-Coating to Epoxy Primer
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/17/3001/pdf

New Pigment Dispersions Solve Incompatibility and Inconsistency Problems in Solvent-Based Protective Coatings
https://www.pcimag.com/articles/109125-new-pigment-dispersions-solve-incompatibility-and-inconsistency-problems

Study on a Multifactor Coupling Accelerated Test Method for Anticorrosive Coatings in Marine Atmospheric Environments
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941821002099

LEGAL NEWS

INPEX Sues Akzo Nobel for $2.5b Over Ongoing ‘Systemic Degradation’ to LNG Plant
Inpex is suing Akzo Nobel for damages it claims resulted from ‘systemic degradation’ to its Darwin LNG plant caused by a faulty epoxy phenolic coating designed to protect it from the elements.
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/HRamZKX7cLADH7v#pdfviewer​

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

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 

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/


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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August 2021 Vol. 3

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:  * AGM * Akzo Nobel * Applied Graphene Materials * Bluescope * CUI * EIS * ExcelPlas * Genable™ * Graphene * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * Jotatemp™ * Jotatherm™ * Jotun * INPEX * LNG * PCN * Protective Coatings * Rockwool * Sika AG * Sherwin Williams * Smart Coatings * Zinc Rich Epoxy * ZRE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Sherwin-Williams Acquires Sika AG’s Protective Coatings Business (Breaking News)
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sherwin-williams-to-acquire-european-industrial-coatings-business-of-sika-301359148.html

Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) Launches Range of Graphene Dispersions for the Protective Coatings Industry (Breaking News)
AGM’s Genable® series of graphene nanoplatelet dispersions proven to deliver significant performance uplifts such as chemical resistance, barrier and anti-corrosion properties
https://paintsandcoatingsexpert.com/2021/08/19/agm-to-launch-a-range-of-eco-friendly-graphene-dispersions/?utm-source-rss&utm-medium-rss&utm-campaign-agm-to-launch-a-range-of-eco-friendly-graphene-dispersions

Jotun Publishes Info Poster for Jotatemp™, Jotachar™ and Jotatherm™ Coatings for Extreme Applications in LNG and Oil & Gas (Breaking News)
https://jotunimages.azureedge.net/images/images/Jotun_Thermosafe_2021_tcm49-139062.pdf

Bluescope Publishes Document on Risk of Corrosion to Steel
https://www.nsbluescope.com/my/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2021/08/TRUECORE_STK_170821.pdf

Independent Coating Consultancy with a Unique and Comprehensive Understanding of Protective Coatings in the Oil & Gas, LNG and Marine industries
Our experts have an in-depth knowledge of protective coatings – Experienced Consultants – Comprehensive Service – Worldwide Operation.
We have detailed understanding of protective coatings that has earned us a worldwide reputation as a one-stop shop for performance testing and failure analysis.
https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/

CUI PREVENTION

RockWool Document States Closed Cell Insulation Can Lead to CUI
https://www.rockwool.com/siteassets/rw-sa/product-documentation/general/all/corrosion-under-insulation-cui_south-asia.pdf?f=20201025055916

NEW RESEARCH

Improvement of Adhesion and Anticorrosion Properties of Epoxy Coatings with PVC
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030094402100206X

Corrosion-Protective Performance of Magnetic CoFe2O4/Polyaniline Nanocomposite within Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1876107021004740

Synergy of Superhydrophobic Coatings and Amino-functionalized Graphene/Epoxy Coatings
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2051-672X/ac1c81/meta

Designing Lanthanide-based Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Assembled Graphene-Oxide with Superior Active Anti-Corrosion Performance in Epoxy Composite
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652621029310

The Influence of Graphene on the Cathodic Protection Performance of Zinc-Rich Epoxy (ZRE) Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003271

The Corrosion Resistance of Graphene-Modified Epoxy Coatings
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmats.2021.739334/full

Robust Epoxy-Modified Superhydrophobic Coating for Aircraft Anti-Icing Systems
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927775721012462

Characterization and Modelling the Multifunctional Properties of Epoxy/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite Coatings
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/16/2831

Enhancing Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Coatings Using Fumed Silica with Different Surface Treatment
https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/13/16/2691?type=check_update&version=1

LEGAL NEWS

INPEX Sues Akzo Nobel for $2.5b Over Ongoing ‘Systemic Degradation’ to LNG Plant
Inpex is suing Akzo Nobel for damages it claims resulted from ‘systemic degradation’ to its Darwin LNG plant caused by a faulty epoxy phenolic coating designed to protect it from the elements.
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/HRamZKX7cLADH7v#pdfviewer​

COATINGS FAILURE ANALYSIS

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 

https://www.excelplas.com/products-tested/coatings-testing/


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.