Company claims that environment-friendly Hempadur 35900 offers high temperature resistance
Hempel, an independent supplier of decorative, marine and protective coatings, has announced the launch of Hempadur 35900, a solvent-free tank interior coating, which it claims has temperature resistance of up to 93°C. A two-component solvent-free, high-build, amine-cured phenolic epoxy, Hempadur 35900 holds a NORSOK approval and has already been approved by some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, making this coating extremely important to Qatar, which has 25.4 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, it added.
The company stressed that it expected major O&G companies in Qatar, especially those having ongoing maintenance programmes, to use the 100% solvent-free coating and leverage the benefits it offers.
The manufacturer pointed out that being a low volatile organic compound (VOC) coating, Hempadur 35900 is an environment-friendly product. Additionally, it enables faster job completion and time and cost saving due to fewer number of coats required; easy application at high film thickness; and its abrasion-resistant quality. Besides, a glossy smooth coating surface makes it easy to clean and offers enhanced corrosion protection, the company said, and added that the coating would increase the long-term value of customers’ investments by extending product lifetimes, reducing maintenance and application costs.
According to Hempel, the product is the result of over seven years of extensive research and development and is based on market needs.