News Update – November 2017

Top quality products can be used with total disregard for their primarily developed purpose with innovative thinking and comprehension of a products properties.

Epigen 301 was developed in nearly 50 years ago as a crusher backing and is used as a grout under equipment, foundations, chemical anchoring, even to grout underwater.

It therefore comes as no surprise that a contractor has adapted it as a pile wrap in Irian Jaya using fibreglass as the support fabric. The work being carried out does not have the benefit of ideal conditions nor world class equipment on hand so the way in which the Epigen 301 is being used although uncommon is unique in the manner industrious and very clever locals have carried out the pile protection.

Having world class standards and facilities can often give way to the reality of the location – and a great product can be all the difference.

Epigen 301 designed as a crusher backing nearly
50 years ago and still the standard today.

Innovation locals in Irian Jaya making the best of a tough job – corrosion protection of piles.

News Update – August 2017

August proved to be a very heavy month for our Technical Director Nick Subotsch. He took time out of his normal duties to attend an event in Birmingham Alabama – the DoD CPO Allied Nations Conference.

Following on from his attendance at a conference in Tampa Florida, Nick was asked to attend and contribute as a part of the Australian Allies.

It seems he has come away from the event with a personal interest for creating increased collaboration in the area of corrosion mitigation and is taking time off to do so.

Best of luck Nick, it is not everyone that believes in a united front against corrosion and preservation of the assets to keep those who serve safer.

Nick with the Director Dan Dunmire (DoD CPO)
and Dan’s right hand man George Keller

We never pictured Nick in a role like this

See for more information and updates, keep smiling.

News Update – May 2017

Epigen 1311Ultra has been the saviour in many a fight against corrosion. A sea wall in Fremantle was a tough job under tidal movements, and the concerns for environment. Daniel Leeming worked with a local marine engineering company and their contractor to provide a superb example of corrosion mitigation between tides and without coffer damming the work area.

Preparation was always going to be tough but that and the installation was in the hands of the contractor. So long as the Epigen 1311Ultra could be applied over the worst of surfaces the mission would be a success. Daniel Leeming made note of many challenges for all those involved but at the end of the day the outcome aimed at was achieved.

In practice, there is always a lot to consider with ITP’s, weather, scope, equipment capability and all manner of other liabilities that have to be considered. Epigen 1311Ultra came through Ace’s and the potential for marine facilities all over the world to have their corrosion mitigated and the assets preserved is the simple lesson that came out of this exercise.


A very bad substrate, is it possible to be protected?                      No problem, Epigen can fix it

News Update – March 2017

Epigen Phoenix XR367 – Test requirements to be carried for use as an adhesive for ceramic tiles to be installed in a kiln operating at extremely high temperatures was a quandary. No standard could be identified for evaluation = what to do?

In-house evaluation in the absence of a certified standard had to take on thinking outside mainstream considerations and Kevin Cook came up with a novel setup. Bonding a ceramic tile onto a steel frame. He was able to get the temperature over 450 degrees Celsius with the resin still holding and no smoke or smouldering. It could have handled a higher temperature however this was the maximum he could achieve with his equipment. The evaluation set a temperature well in excess of 450 degrees C.

The Epigen Phoenix XR367 held the cast iron weight in place with no problems. The cast iron weight was used to provide a positive load. Kevin Cook said “I knocked it out with a hammer after the experiment to have a look at the product. That in itself was a huge task that did not come easy. A little scorching but overall an excellent result.”

Cast Iron Weight set in place with Epigen Phoenix XR367

Application of heat using live flame

Temperature in excess of 450 Celsius and no failure or loss of integrity

News Update – December 2016

How many wraps can be applied to a T Piece pipe junction?.

Only KIS can be stretched around the entire fitting for a snug fit without bubbles and folds.

Preserving Perfect Integrity

News Update – November 2016

Epigen 1311Ultra – Continues to develop a wonderful opportunity for the asset owner in rapid restoration. In this instance, the work carried out in Geelong was completed professionally and without delay or issue due to a very professional approach by the contractor.

Preparation to remove all foreign material and damaged concrete, followed by spray to complete the protection in the one application.

Congratulations to Mac Coatings – maintaining a high standard in everything they do.


News Update – October 2016

Fourteen years of service – 301MRD still going strong

EPIGEN 301MRD has given fourteen years excellent service life to timber piling, as shown in the photograph below. The 301MRD was originally installed in 2002. As well as corrosion protection, 301 MRD is first-rate for rebuilding and repairing damaged pilings. Similar performance can be achieved with steel and concrete substrates.

EPIGEN 301 MRD protecting wharves, in this instance, holding up a major road bridge
in one of Perth’s busiest crossings for more than 14 years. (Photo September 2016)

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News Update – May 2016

Daniel Leeming, Operations Manager at Peerless Industrial Systems

Daniel Leeming leads the Peerless production team delivering Epigen and KIS across the globe. His broad range of technical and management skills ensures that Peerless manufactures and reliably delivers quality products to customers.

Daniel’s strong capabilities in team and project management across many industries including construction, automotive and mining, when combined with his ‘can do’ attitude assure excellent service for Peerless customers. His experience over many years, in such diverse competences such as blending, composites technology, CMMS, quality and inventory management alleviate risks and keep outcomes on track. EPIGEN and KIS Polymer and composite resins, coatings, linings and compounds have application in mining, water, cryogenic, chimney and many other industries.

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News Update – April 2016

Coatings expertise confirmed with NACE CIP 3

Nick Subotsch, Technical Director for Peerless Industrial Coatings, again demonstrated his expertise, adding NACE Coating Inspection
Level 3 to his impressive array of achievements (Click
here for details including contact information).

Nick Subotsch sharing his coatings expertise, last year, in China.

The NACE CIP program is the world's most recognized and specified coating inspector program. It trains and verifies coating professional’s competency to properly inspect the surface preparation and application of a protective coating system on a variety of structures in any industry.
For more information on the NACE CIP program, visit

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News Update – March 2016

EPIGEN KIS – Potable Water AS/NZS 4020:2005 Approved

Peerless Industrial Systems are pleased to advise that Epigen KIS now has Potable Water Approval. (AS/NZS 4020:2005).

KIS is an Elastomeric Jointing & Crack Bridging System manufactured by Peerless Industrial Systems. It is very flexible, stretchy and durable, and bridges the gap on joining applications to increase the ease and durability of construction joining, lining & maintenance.

Application Examples include:

•   Lining storage tanks to increase effective control over expansion
    and contraction in aid of corrosion protection and prevention.

•   Sealing joints where a pipe protrudes from a structure.

•   Assisting in problem areas of joining, lining and all awkward application
    issues associated with gaps, cracks and maintenance.

Photograph: Trickle Filter Asset Refurbishment, before (left) during repair (middle)
and after application of KIS (right).

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Protective coatings adhesion on damp concrete

The initial results from a study of the adhesion of protective coatings to concrete surfaces were presented at the Australasian Corrosion Association Conference in Adelaide, in November 2015.

In the study, concrete with varying degrees of wetness was coated with solvent, solventless and water dispersed coatings, and their adhesion estimated. Initial indications suggest solventless coatings might perform more than other types of protective coatings and the study is continuing. For a copy of the presentation, please contact the Australasian Corrosion Association or click here to download a pdf of the powerpoint presentation.

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Peerless Technical Expertise affirmed

Nick Subotsch, Technical Director for Peerless Industrial Coatings, is an SSPC Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector, Level 2, affirming the expertise within Peerless for protective coatings.

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News Update – January 2016

Huge time saving in application time

1311 Ultra used at QUU Luggage Point – the project was completed in 20 % of the time compared with standard products, and extremely economic.

Photo 1: Application of 1311Ultra at QUU Luggage Point
Photo 2: Sample of core

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Australian First – high build high quality protective coating

Bernie Ripoll, Federal Member for Oxley with Eptec Project Staff at a recent site visit to see first hand an "Australian First" Technology in action – application of 1311Ultra, which provides substantial productivity during coatings application while providing excellent corrosion prevention. 1311 Ultra was developed by Peerless Industrial Systems, an Australian owned and operated manufacturer of protective coatings, with over 60 years experience and exports to more than a dozen countries.

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News Update – February 2015

Study on Sewer Manholes and Chambers by local Brisbane contractor.
There is a 80% saving in lining costs using Epigen 1311Ultra, and expectation of 500% increase in practical life because of the ease of installation

News Update – November 2014

Epigen 1311 Ultra has many advantages over conventional methods.

We have in the past supplied the Epigen 1311 for a long time, but some interesting challenges for all contractors exist on aged assets.

If you can reduce the time works are exposed to contamination, and reduce the duration of site works, with a product that has an anticipated life of 25+ years and is non-sacrifial.

A lot of contractors have had issue coating concrete, new (blow holes) and old (H2S degraded) and in part it is the inability to get reasonable hang from a product to get in and out quickly. Our Epigen 1311 (since 1974) has had a little adjustment so it can be applied over 15mm thick and proving quite the hero product in Queensland in manhole rehabilitation, and currently on the Bolivar WWTP (Sth Australia). Where assessments have been conducted, the economy of productivity and reduction in work time has proved a significant incentive and clear time and cost saving.

1/ Application of 1 sq mt per minute – whether it is 0.5mm or 20mm

2/ Limited downtime

3/ No intercoat adhesion issues

Some people have started to use the Ultra as a blowhole filler, spray on and squeegee at very fast production rates.




The Epigen 1311Ultra was designed for Petronas (R&D Dept) as a one step installation on risers, wharf piles, and other assets that were prone to tide with the ability to prepare and install before the tide turns means that not only is the coating avoiding the common failure, intercoat contamination (compromise life), but the need to coffer dam or take other time expensive options is eliminated.

See the following example carried out on rough concrete to visually make the point. We are now providing Ultra for relining manholes and inspection chambers damaged by H2S.

News Update – June 2014

On a recent visit to the South Australian Riverland – visiting Robert Formiatti who carries out
pump repairs, an old friend called Gary called by to have some work done on his pump.
Not so difficult for Robert who is a whiz at these things. Internal lining of Epigen 1311 is now
10 years old and is still in excellent condition. If only the rest of the pump could be made out
of Epigen – what would we do then, play golf?

How good is that?

News Update – December 2013


Epigen 1311 continues to astound and be the "Product for ALL occasions"

Dating back over a decade to early 2003, Epigen 1311 made a terrific impact on the market
in India as being the "Insulcote", one and only. Marketed in to the Indian Railways, no one
can be sure how many people may owe their lives to its use.

Amid the changes in relationships, the attempts to copy, and commercial realities that face
any product in a very important market, Epigen 1311 continues to be regarded as the
single product that has on its own, the properties to provide protection from electrical
leakage in switch rooms, across power boards and other installations.

Recently Reliance, one of the premier organisations coming out of India have been installing
the Epigen 1311 across many of its sites relying on long term integrity and design –
no changes, no copies. Simply safe service and dependability.

Pictured above, Nick Subotsch in Delhi, India, with some of the wonderful hosts at Trenchless,

News Update – May 2013

Epigen 1311Ultra Part 1

Spray trial on very rough concrete, simulating sewer or manhole. Epigen 1311Ultra is
a derivative of Epigen 1311 first released in the early 1970's.

Epigen 1311Ultra Part 2

Spray trial on very rough concrete, simulating sewer or manhole. Epigen 1311Ultra is
a derivative of Epigen 1311 first released in the early 1970's. Here it is being trowelled
off to even high and low spots then a thin 1mm to ensure sealing is being done.
Quick and easy, no recoat issues with contamination or extended downtime.

News Update – December 2012

Epigen Phoenix XR367


Peerless Epigen Phoenix XR367 heat resistance demonstrated.


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Epigen 1311Ultra

Epigen Ultra1311 is a unique material – can be sprayed with normal equipment to 10mm
thick in one shot using 68:1 airless – no hollow spheres to burst, not super fast cure
(thermal stress and shrinkage), or the need for it to be semi cured to achieve the build –
apply wet up to the required thickness with low exotherm and internal stress after cure.

Excellent for tidal zones, sewers, and other applications where the need for a one coat
application is beneficial for rapid turn around.


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News Update – April 2012

Visit – AIP Vietnam

Peerless Industrial Systems was pleased to welcome a visiting party from Vietnam representing AIP, Vietnam Trade Office, Industry and Trade Department of Ha Tinh, and several dignitaries representing significant business interests. Discussions progressed to a very comfortable setting at Sandringham Yacht Club.

News Update – April 2012

New Flooring for Qantas Catering Facility


Congratulations to Kulin (Perth) on the excellent work being carried out at the Qantas Catering facility near Perth's International Airport.

Installing new flooring in the world class catering facility that has to operate 24/7 is a difficult task to manage and Chris Hay, the project manager for Kulins is to be congratulated together with the entire team.

News Update – March 2012 launched

New elastomeric lining that stretches around odd shapes, excellent for treating field joints in pipelines, and joints with significant movement that are unable to be filled.

KIS Elastomerics preparation

KIS Elastomerics pipe wrapping

News Update – February 2012

Yongchuan Chimney Project, China


February 10, 2012, Peter Liddle and Nick Subotsch visited Chengdu to congratulate Longquan Anticorrosion on the completion of internal lining on the Yongchuan chimney project. This was a first notable event for the China mainland since it is proven to be a great benefit in the large-scale thermal power plant chimney corrosion projects. The main purpose of the visit of the two experts on the the Yongchuan project was for technical exchange, debriefing and to discuss the experience. Congratulations on the successful completion of the the Yongchuan project came with the Peerless Company awarding a commemorative trophy to show encouragement and praise.

Pictured on the right is the chimney, viewed from the bottom completed and ready for handover.

News Update – November 2011

18th International Corrosion Congress – Perth Exhibition Centre


Peerless was the centre of excellence at the recent Australasian Corrosion Associations hosting of the 18th ICC in Perth.

Pictured here are Roy Orr (Brisbane) & Mark Dixon (Perth) relaxing prior to engaging some 850 visitors to the event.

News Update – 21 August 2011



Danchang Bio Power, Thailand

Following on from the success in Hong Kong with BEC's new Chimney for an Emission Control Project, Surface Pro-Tech (Thailand) has taken its own steps to saving industry costs with lining internals of Stacks to prevent corrosion of the internal faces during condensation of the exhaust. The Danchang Stack (Thailand) is only one of many now completed – all performing faultlessly.

HK Power Station FGD Ducting lined with XD005FL

BEC (Balanced Engineering & Construction) has its base in Singapore, actually completed significant areas of the FGD Ducting in Hong Kong with the XD005FL, in a very simple and fast one coat application to speed up production.

News Update – 5th January 2011

Congratulations to National Champions Sean Keen and Oscar Mitton sailing Sea Ya from ASC with EPIGEN Director Nick Subotsch.

2nd place were Anton and Julian Sasson from SYC, in Samaran.

3rd place Oliver Burnell and Sam Abel from SBSC in Winning Edge.

Hope you all enjoyed the Regatta & please see a great wrap up report of the Championship thanks to Chris Furey, link below on

EPIGEN celebrates turning 40, by flying delegates to
Water Industry Conference in Bendigo

Garry Baker, Water Manager from Carterton District Council is the second winner of the “Mystery Flight” competition being run by Peerless Industrial Systems to celebrate EPIGEN’s 40th birthday.

To win the prize, a flight from New Zealand to Australia, and the opportunity to visit the WIOA Conference, Garry had to answer a range of questions including:

“Which EPIGEN product is most suitable in an acid mixing area? (bund or floor)?”

Garry Baker (right) being congratulated by Roy Orr (left)
of Peerless Industrial Systems, manufacturers of the EPIGEN range.

To win the next mystery prize, or for more information, visit us at the Water Industry Operators Group Conference in Bendigo.

WIOA Bathurst Delegate Wins Trip to Perth for Two

Colin Sheedy of Wingecarribee Shire Council was the winner of the first “Mystery Prize” competition being run by Peerless Industrial Systems to celebrate EPIGEN’s 40th birthday.

To win the prize which was a trip for two to Perth with two nights accommodation, Colin had to answer a range of questions including:

“Which EPIGEN product is most suitable in an acid mixing area? (bund or floor)?”

Colin Sheedy (centre) being congratulated by Roy Orr (left) and Mike Clark (right) of Peerless Industrial Systems, manufacturers of the EPIGEN range.

EPIGEN Epoxy Products include coatings for potable water and WWT facilities, grouts and backing compounds, linings for acid and aggressive chemical resistance, process tank linings, non-skid flooring, pump repair and rebuilding materials, turbine and motor chocking grouts, joint sealants, adhesives, metal repair components and fast set repairs.

EPIGEN Epoxy Products have been providing effective and reliable service in Australia and Asia for 40 years.

Queensland's New Face

Peerless Industrial Systems has a new face in Queensland. Roy Orr, a local Brisbane resident with significant experience in the Queensland industrial sector has taken the lead role in building sales through service.

Contact: or on 0411 734 642

Epigen Qld was the previous service centre.  Its role ceased when staff relocated to Western Australia without consideration for continuity of local support through resident staff.

Water Industry - Epigen Stars

Adding to the abundant list of Waste Water facilities using Epigen to protect assets, the Merrimac facility on the Gold Coast, through John Holland Group, has Epigen installed.

For more details contact:

New Web Address is alive and running. The ranges Epigen and Prolong segregated under this address.

Registered Tradenames

Protecting assets is also an important task in business. Tradenames are an often forgotten asset. The following are registered tradenames owned by Peerless Industrial Systems Pty Ltd.




Prolong (pending)

Beware of imitations.

Australasian Corrosion Conference 2005 -
50th Anniversary

The Australasian Corrosion Conference "2005" is in Perth Western Australia this November and Peerless Industrial Systems has again confirmed it's support as Satchel Sponsor for the event. Conference runs from Sunday 21 November through to Wednesday 24 November. More information available by contacting: or

Epigen in Singapore

This year has seen the introduction of a registered office in Singapore. Peerless Industrial Systems (Sing) Pte was formerly registered in December 2004 and will be expected to grow and support the market throughout Asia.  It is seen as the first step towards a stand alone presence in Asia. Contact:

Goulburn Valley Maintenance Systems
Shepparton, VIC.
Tel: 03 5821 0964
Mob: 0418 577 390

Peerless Chemproof – Registered Tradename

Chemproof, the Epigen Epoxy Novalac polymer so well regarded by the chemical processing industry in its fight against the corrosive effects of acids on concrete and steel, has been accorded Tradename registration. Since 1988, the Chemproof has carved out reputation that is envied and sought after by many.

Chemproof has been quoted as “the industry standard” by many users and has seen service throughout Australia’s mineral processing industry, acid plants, smelters, and chemical processors. In the past decade, New Zealand and South East Asia have seen significant quantities of Chemproof employed on a growing number of projects.

Chemproof from Peerless – The Industry Standard. Beware of imitations.


Resistabrade, the newest Polymer Ceramic on the Epigen range is showing signs of making all other products obsolete. The North West of Western Australia and FNQ (Far North Queensland) has been responsible for significant sales and the repeats are coming in hard and fast. More information at:

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