New Hempel coating delivers 40% reduction in cargo hold maintenance costs

Hempel has launched its latest cargo hold coating that delivers a 40% reduction in cargo hold maintenance costs.

Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510 has been developed specifically to withstand harsh conditions experienced by cargo holds, hatch covers and hatch coamings of bulk carriers.

The coating features superior mechanical resistance, fibre and self-toughening technology that increases coating flexibility and boosts mechanical, chemical, and thermal resistance.

According to Hempel, this not only enhances corrosion protection but generates a 10-year major repair interval.

The coating is resistant to chemical attack, cracking an abrasion. It is a self-priming two-component high build, pure epoxy coating that can be applied at temperature as low as -5 degrees Celsius.

Hempel reports that the coating is easy and simple to apply and benefits from a rapid return to service. From coating application to first cargo loading can take as little as three days.

Davide Ippolito, Group Project Manager, Marine, Hempel A/S says “At Hempel we understand our customers’ needs for high performing, ultra-fast curing cargo hold coatings that deliver a fast return to service, minimise maintenance costs, reduce vessel downtime and speed up holds cleaning operations and inspection. As the shipping industry continues to face challenging market conditions, the right investment in the optimum cargo hold coating, such as Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fibre 47510, will deliver an extraordinary reduction up to 40 per cent in cargo hold maintenance costs for shipowners”.