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Hempel Adds Amine-cured Epoxy Hempadur 35900 for Protective Marine Coatings Range

Published on 2012-05-04. Author : SpecialChem

"Crude oil that's deep underground can reach temperatures up to 90°C," explains Kunal Nadkarni, Group Oil & Gas Segment Manager at Hempel. "But ordinary coatings can't handle these temperatures, and this could result in cargo contamination.

"Hempadur 35900 is the ideal solution. It's certified up to 93°C/200°F, making it possible for oil & gas companies to store and transport liquids at high temperatures. And it's also 100% solvent-free, which means it adheres to ever stricter environmental regulations."

A coating proven in the field

A two-component solvent-free high-build amine-cured phenolic epoxy, Hempadur 35900 holds a NORSOK approval and has already been approved by some of the world's largest oil & gas companies. It's also had success in the field.

"We had very good success with a real-time trial application in the Middle East," says Kunal. "The feedback we received from the customer was very motivating, and justifies all the hard work we put into developing the product."

Simple solvent-free application

As a solvent-free product, Hempadur 35900 is good news for applicators. It doesn't release solvents during the application process and, because it's also been optimized for use with airless spray and brush (touch-up), it's simple to apply on both full applications and touch-up repairs.

Hempadur 35900 can also be applied with a very high dry film thickness, which means it requires fewer coats than solvent-borne alternatives and can be used for bottom rehabilitation of old tanks.

The full range of coatings

Hempadur 35900 is the latest addition to Hempel's comprehensive tank lining assortment, which includes both solvent-free and solvent-borne products covering a wide range of cargoes and temperatures.

About Hempel

Hempel is a world-leading coatings supplier for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets. From windmills and bridges to hospitals, ships, power stations and homes, our coatings protect man-made structures from the corrosive forces of nature.

With a focus on R&D, advanced production techniques and professional coating advice, they work around the globe to help keep their customers' investments safe and beautiful for longer.

Source: Hempel

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