September 2021 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:  * Armacell * Avantguard® * Axalta * Bristle Blaster® * CUI * Dulux * ExcelPlas * Graphene-Modified Epoxy (GME) * Hempacore® * Hempel * Jotun * Monti * PCN * PPG * Protective Coatings * SeaQuantum® * Sigma Sailadvance® * Smart Coatings * Sparc Technologies

INDUSTRY NEWS

Hempel Launches Hempacore® One Steel Intumescent Coatings in Australia
https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/suppliers/hempel/hempacore-one-steel-intumescent-coatings

Jotun Develops SeaQuantum® X200 Antifouling Coating
https://www.jotun.com/Datasheets/Download?url=/TDS/TDS__11740__SeaQuantum+X200__Euk__GB.pdf

PPG introduces new SIGMA SAILADVANCE® NX coating, Delivering Significant Antifouling Technology Breakthrough  
https://news.ppg.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2021/PPG-introduces-new-SIGMA-SAILADVANCE-NX-coating-delivering-significant-antifouling-technology-breakthrough/default.aspx

Hempel – Proof of Concept Investigation of Alternative and Less Harmful Boron Compounds for Epoxy-based Intumescent Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0379711221001788

Increasing Corrosion Protection of Offshore Structures With Patented Avantguard® Technology
https://www.offshore-mag.com/white-papers/whitepaper/14209455/hempel-as-increasing-corrosion-protection-of-offshore-structures-with-patented-avantguard-technology

Sparc Technologies Emerging Graphene Producer for Protective Coatings Issues Annual Report (Declassified)
https://www.investi.com.au/api/announcements/spn/0ad54113-821.pdf

How to Remove Defective Epoxy Coating from Steel Surfaces with MONTI Bristle Blaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtigKbm7C9w

CUI

ARMACELL Publishes H1 2021 RESULTS
Insulation Supplier Armacell Reports Record net sales of EUR 338.6 million (+17.4%) in the first half of 2021
https://www.armacell.com/news/armacell-h1-2021-results

Third-Generation Polysiloxane Protective Coatings for Combatting CUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojiZsR31Jo

CUI is Risky Business – Using a Risk-Based Inspection Program to Anticipate CUI Issues
https://cloud.excelplas.com/s/Cc3ewGbBYe4bMji#pdfviewer

Start-Up Working on Cloud Based CUI Sensor for Insulated Steel Pipelines
Company in progress of industrializing a corrosion under insulation (CUI) sensor, helping our customers to reduce waste and cost by avoiding unnecessary maintenance and replacements of insulation on kilometers of insulated piping.
https://www.finn.no/job/fulltime/ad.html?finnkode=231218400

SELF HEALING COATINGS

Emerging Action of Corrosion Prevention Based on Sustained Self-Healing Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468023021005174

UV Light Triggered Self-Healing of Green Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061821024806

Self-Healing Epoxy Protective Coatings Based on Poly(urea-formaldehyde) Microcapsules
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003465

NEW RESEARCH

Novel C3N4/PANI@PA for Enhancement of Fire Protection and Smoke Suppression in Intumescent Fire Retardant Epoxy Coatings
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003672

Insight into Anticorrosion/Thermal Stability Behaviour of Protection Coating Composed of Polyurethane Containing SiOx/TiO2@Ti3C2
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-021-06468-y

Study the Effect of Graphene on the Contact Angle, Water Absorption and Thermal Stability of an Epoxy Coating
https://ijp.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/physics/article/view/669

Modifying The Anticorrosion And Chemical Resistance Of Epoxy Composites Used For Surface Coatings
https://pserj.journals.ekb.eg/article_191909_0.html

Improving Thermal Conductivity and Corrosion Resistance of Polyurea Coatings
https://www.european-coatings.com/articles/archiv/improving-thermal-conductivity-and-corrosion-resistance-of-polyurea-coating

Increasing Service Life of Epoxy Zinc-Rich Coating on 3 wt.% Ni-advanced Low-Alloy Steel in Marine Atmospheric Environment
https://www.springerprofessional.de/en/evaluation-of-increasing-service-life-of-epoxy-zinc-rich-coating/19641386

Reinforced Anticorrosion Performance of Epoxy Coating with Eco-friendly L-cysteine Modified Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanosheets
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300944021003490

Development of a Curcumin-based Antifouling and Anticorrosion Sustainable Polybenzoxazine Resin Composite Coating
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1359836821006399

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/

BRAND MARKETING

How to Get Noticed by More Than 40,000 People in the Protective Coatings Space Across the Globe
PCN reaches over 40,000 people each month and this high level of audience engagement comes from years of creating content that matters to the protective coating’s industry.
We provide the industry’s most reliable and current information, and have the trust and attention of the leaders and decision makers.
Not only can we help you get in front of our highly engaged audience, but we also have a number of channels you can use to target your message – as well as the subject matter experts to put it all together.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOqzIYSa3os

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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.

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/

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.