Epoxy Lining Offers Fast Cure, Protection


Announcing the launch of its Hempaline Defend epoxy linings, protective coatings company Hempel (Copenhagen, Denmark) says it now offers a complete range of linings for applications where heavy-duty performance and a fast return to service are necessary to maintain production uptime.

“In the power and oil and gas industries, equipment downtime can often mean a loss of revenue,” says Product & Portfolio Director Pernille Lind Olsen. “Our Hempaline Defend epoxy linings make it simple for customers to select a fast-cure system when shortened downtime is essential.”

Designed specifically with those industries in mind, the new epoxy linings are meant to provide long-term protection for assets in challenging environments, such as bulk storage tanks, process vessels, frac tanks and secondary containment areas.

The internal linings protect both steel and concrete from aggressive chemicals, elevated temperatures and abrasive service conditions, according to the company.

The new epoxy linings come with a choice of hardeners, enabling customers to select a single-coat system that allows for a vessel’s return to service in as little as 24 hours without any drop in performance, it adds.

A 100 percent solids ratio gives a VOC-free and low-odor solution, the manufacturer notes, and a glass flake-reinforced alternative is available for tank bottoms as well as a ceramic-filled epoxy for abrasive cargoes.

The newly launched epoxy coatings complement the Hempaline Defend vinyl ester range recently introduced by Hempel. The combination, the company says, provides customers a full range of products for internal and external protection in aggressive environments.

The Hempaline Defend range is currently available in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, where they are locally produced for shorter delivery times.

More information: www.hempel.com/en.


Tagged categories: Abrasion resistance; Asia Pacific; Chemical resistance; Coating Materials; Cure; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Hempel; Latin America; Linings; Low odor; North America; Oil and Gas; Power; Protective Coatings; Tank interiors; Tanks; Tanks and vessels; VOC-free

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