New Product Announcement: Thermal Insulation Coating


Global coatings company Hempel has introduced its first thermal insulation coating system, meant to reduce the risk of water ingress and retention.

According to Hempel, the Hempatherm IC system is made up of Hempatherm IC 170 and Hempatherm IC 175, meant to replace other conventional insulation systems in the critical CUI temperature range.

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The coating can reportedly provide both thermal insulation and mitigation of CUI, increasing the service life of industrial equipment and assets.

“Process industry operators are constantly looking for solutions that reduce the risk of CUI, while managing their personnel safety and energy consumption in a responsible way. They want robust solutions to minimise disruption and deliver long-term value,” said Zechariah Lim, Product Manager CUI/High Heat & Insulation at Hempel.

“The Hempatherm IC system offers just that. It is designed with our customers’ need for energy conservation in mind, without the risk of associated CUI. Coatings provide a simple and elegant alternative to meet this requirement, while promoting cost competitiveness, productivity, and sustainability over its service life for all stakeholders across the value,” he added.

Hempel states that the Hempatherm system can provide strong insulation solutions for process control and energy conservation, helping industries achieve better operational performance.

The Hempatherm IC system reportedly includes:

  • One of the highest film builds per coat of any insulation coating;
  • Prevention of water ingress and retention on insulated equipment, reducing the risk of CUI;
  • Aerogel filler for low thermal conductivity, capable of replacing many types of conventional mechanical insulation within the critical CUI temperature range, from -25 degrees Celsius (-13 degrees Fahrenheit) up to 177 C (350 F);
  • Resistance to cyclic temperatures and fluctuations;
  • Non-flammable formulation for safe application on hot surfaces for quick maintenance to keep assets in service with lower disruptions;
  • Inspections that can be done visually as there is no hidden risk behind jacketing. Ease of installation with no requirement for handling metal jacketing that can be applied over complex geometries; and
  • Prevention of solar heat gain with minimum of thickness.

“Hempel is excited to be part of the market shift from mechanical insulation to an advanced insulation coatings system. Insulation coatings have over 25 years of proven performance, but up until now, limitations on coating film thickness have limited thermal insulation coatings as a comparative alternative,” said David Hunter, Segment Development Manager, CUI/High Heat & Insulation at Hempel.

“Our Hempatherm system provides one of the market’s highest film builds per coat, with a material engineered to maintain thermal performance over the service life, often in the range of 15 to 25 years.”


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