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Raw materials & technologies, Applications, Protective & Marine coatings

New range of marine coatings reduces maintenance costs

Monday, 16 March 2015

Hempel has launched a new range of pure epoxy PSPC compliant coatings for the marine new-buildings market.

Although specifically developed for ballast water tanks in new vessels, the coatings can also be used as an uni-primer for most vessel areas. Source: Volker Schwere/Fotolia
Although specifically developed for ballast water tanks in new vessels, the coatings can also be used as an uni-primer for most vessel areas. Sourc...

Although specifically developed for ballast water tanks in new vessels, "Hempadur Quattro XO” can also be used as an uni-primer for most vessel areas – above and below the waterline. International Maritime Organisation (IMO) requires the use of a Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) certified coating for water ballast tanks and the launch of a new range of pure epoxy coatings represents the latest state-of-the-art in pure epoxy technology.

The coating offers:
  • State of the art quality pure epoxy technology
  • High efficiency for yards due to fast drying and year around applications from -10C to +40C
  • Option to upgrade with aluminium pigmentation & proprietary fibre reinforcement technology to enhance anti-corrosion properties and long-term durability with reduced maintenance expectations.

Longer re-coat intervals are required in Korea and Europe whereas shorter intervals have been adopted in China and the Americas. Similarly, Korea and the US prefer 80% volume solids whilst China mainly works with 60-70%. For the shipowner, charterer or shipmanagement company, the robustness of the coating gives reduced maintenance costs.

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