Tank Linings to Resist Chemicals
PPG Industries Protective and Marine Coatings has introduced Phenguard Pro, a tank coating system that the company says offers wide chemical resistance for shipyards and ship owners.
The two-coat phenolic epoxy system provides potential efficiency gains of more than 20 percent compared to traditional three-layer coating systems, according to PPG. It is designed for use on IMO II and III chemical/product tankers typically in the 30,000–60,000 dwt range.
According to the company, the product has been developed from the Phenguard phenolic epoxy product technology and offers maximum cargo flexibility with improved efficiency at installation. It is made for newbuilding and refurbishment projects.
The product can be applied at 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit) and provides a smooth finish that is easy to clean, PPG says.
More information: http://www.ppgpmc.com.