PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free Marine Industry Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Hempel Opens 1st S. American Factory

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

Hempel has opened its first manufacturing facility for marine and protective coatings in South America, bringing production thousands of miles closer to that burgeoning market.

The $17 million factory—Hempel’s 24th—will slash production lead times and allow the company to develop and tailor products that meet regional and local standards and needs, Hempel said.

 The new facility will allow development of protective and marine coatings tailored to the South American market

 Hempel

The new facility will allow development of protective and marine coatings tailored to the South American market, Hempel says.

 Currently, Hempel supplies the South American market from Singapore.

The new plant is part of a major expansion for Hempel, which is also planning to open new facilities in Russia and Saudi Arabia by the end of 2013.

Plant Features

The 3,000-square-meter (32,291 square feet) plant, which opened Feb. 16, has a production volume of 155 liters (about 41 U.S. gallons) per man-hour at full capacity.

Over the next six months, production will gradually increase to supply the entire region with Hempel’s complete portfolio of marine and protective products.

Hempel says the plant features the latest paint production technology, including conical dissolvers that enable flexible production runs down to 20 to 30 percent of maximum capacity. To control the speed at which the powder is fed into the machine, a sonic system monitors the frequency generated from the dissolving process and adjusts the powder feed accordingly.

To reduce emissions from the cleaning process, all tanks are linked to a closed-circuit cleaning system that is sealed during the cleaning process.

“The Buenos Aires plant will cut down lead times and streamline our supply chain,” says Lars Johansen, Group Vice President. “We’ll be better placed to serve existing and new customers in the region, as well as develop and customize products faster.”

   

Tagged categories: Business operations; Coatings manufacturers; Hempel; Marine Coatings; Protective coatings

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


Polyval Coatings
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex ™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.
www.polyflexlinings.com


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Carboline Company
Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!


Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

The gentle physical propriety of baking soda but yet aggressive cleaning ability is what makes ARMEX the only choice for nondestructive abrasive blasting.


US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com