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Hempel's Hempadur Ultra-Strength 47500 Wins Innovative Technology Award at IBJ Awards

Published on 2010-12-06. Author : SpecialChem

LONDON -- Hempel announced that Hempadur Ultra-Strength 47500 won the prestigious "Innovative Technology Award" at the IBJ Awards 2010 ceremony held recently at the Savoy Hotel in London . The IBJ Awards are given out by the trade publication International Bulk Journal to recognise excellence in the world's maritime bulk industry. Hempel was the only coating supplier nominated in any of the 15 categories. And it was the first time a coating supplier has been given this innovation award.

The nominees in the category "Innovative Technology Award" were Hempel - Denmark, OMC International - Australia, and PSM Instrumentation - United Kingdom. The award is presented to an organisation which demonstrates how recently introduced equipment, software or application benefits the company or the bulk business as a whole. The development of the concept or equipment and its successful implementation into a commercial product must be demonstrated. The award was sponsored and presented by FEDNAV Group of Canada, who won the "Bulk Ship of the Year" Award in 2009.

Hempel's Hempadur Ultra-Strength 47500, an innovative cargo hold coating that extends repair intervals up to 10 years instead of the normal two to five years of competitive coatings. Hempel's Hempadur Ultra-Strength 47500 is tailor- made to withstand the tough conditions in the cargo hold. The coating represents a significant advantage for the maritime bulk industry - preventing costly maintenance downtime.

Michael Aamodt, Product Manager, Group Marine Marketing - Denmark, said about the award, "This is truly an honour. Our team at Hempel has worked very hard on Hempadur Ultra-Strength 47500 and we are so pleased to be recognised for our efforts."

About Hempel

The Hempel Group of companies was established in 1915 by Mr J C Hempel with the motto of "Quality and Service", which is still the hallmark of the Hempel Group. Over the years both content and meaning have been adjusted to meet changing market demands. Hempel operates within several strategic segments. These include marine paints, protective coatings, container coatings, decorative paints and yacht paints.

About IBJ Awards

The IBJ Awards, held first in 2009, has quickly become one of the leading awards event for the world's maritime bulk industry. Nearly 400 industry executive s from more than 25 countries were present, including the UK Transport Minister Mike Penning, MP. The awards' presenter was the well-known UK journalist, broadcaster and television host John Sargeant. Hempel was represented at the IBJ Awards by Nick Frowen, Country Manager - UK, Tim Dee-Crowne, Area Sales Manager - UK and Michael Aamodt, Product Manager, Group Marine Marketing - Denmark.

Source: Hempel Group

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