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Hempel Unveils Versiline Vinyl Ester Anti-corrosive Coatings for Industrial Markets

Published on 2013-11-05. Author : SpecialChem

Specifically designed for the aggressive industrial environments found in many process industries, Versiline Vinyl Ester coatings deliver superior anti-corrosive protection and temperature, chemical and abrasion resistance. The Versiline Vinyl Ester range is already widely used in the US, and Hempel is launching it on the global market for the first time.

Versiline is a range of tailor-made specialty solutions for highly challenging applications - such as chemical tanks, stack linings and absorbers. The range was initially developed by US Company Blome, a company Hempel acquired in 2012. Hempel is making the Versiline brand available globally, starting with the Versiline Vinyl Ester range, which was recently launched this year.

The Versiline Vinyl Ester range includes five coatings that can be combined in various systems depending on the requirements of each application.

Vinyl ester coatings offer superior performance against high temperatures and aggressive chemicals – making them ideal for the extremely corrosive and abrasive environments encountered in many process industries. Strengthened with an epoxy backbone, the coatings in the Versiline Vinyl Ester range are also highly resistant to water penetration, delamination and humidity. "In some environments and applications, vinyl ester is the only technology that can do the job," says Oliver Rye, Project Manager in Hempel’s Protective Segment. "Versiline Vinyl Ester coatings have been used in the US by many tank operators and oil & gas and power generation companies for over 40 years. They have a good track record and have proven to reduce downtime and extend the service life of industrial equipment in harsh environments."

Expanding the Versiline range

According to Dimitris Likouressis, Hempel's Protective Business Director, Hempel will add new coatings and innovative solutions to the global Versiline range in the near future.

"We will soon be launching new solutions as part of the Versiline range for highly challenging applications where heavy-duty performance is critical for both structural integrity and production uptime," he says.

The Versiline Vinyl Ester range at a glance:

  • Speciality products: temperature, chemical and abrasion resistance for the most aggressive industrial environments
  • Industries: power generation, oil & gas, mining, chemical and other process industries
  • Technology: vinyl ester coatings strengthened with epoxy
  • Availability: for information about the availability of the Versiline Vinyl Ester range, please contact Hempel’s Protective

About Versiline

Versiline from Hempel is a range of tailor-made specialty solutions for highly challenging applications where heavy-duty performance is critical for both structural integrity and production uptime. Versiline complements conventional protective coatings to provide full solutions across all industries.

About Hempel

Hempel is one of the leading coatings suppliers 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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