Tag: Hempel

Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat
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Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat

Paint and coatings manufacturer Hempel has rolled out a flexible two-coat water repellent coating for offshore assets, providing enhanced corrosion protection with faster and longer lasting applications. The topcoat, Hempatop Repel 800, actively repels water from the coated surface and is used in combination with Hempel’s Avantguard technology activated zinc primer, Avantguard 770 to improve...

New Hempel coating promises fouling-free operations for 60 months
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New Hempel coating promises fouling-free operations for 60 months

Hempel has launched a new antifouling coating, Atlantic+, designed to protect the hull from fouling for service intervals up to 60 months. Atlantic+ incorporates a powerful biocide package and proven binder system. This ensures progressive and controlled self-polishing immediately following application. The coating is also reinforced with Hempel’s patented microfibre technology, Hempadur Ultra Strength Fibre....

Hempel reaches milestone with 1000th antifouling application
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Hempel reaches milestone with 1000th antifouling application

Hempel has applied its antifouling coating, Hempaguard, to more than 1000 ships to date, totalling a combined bunker saving of USD 400m and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than three million tonnes per year. Hempel claims its antifouling coating achieves six per cent fuel savings over the entre docking interval. The coating prevents...

Selektope chosen to target biofouling problem at South Korean yards
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Selektope chosen to target biofouling problem at South Korean yards

Antifouling ingredient Selektope, is facing increasing demand from South Korean shipyards as a result of severe biofouling problems on idle newbuilds due to rising global temperatures. Fouling on newbuild ships is a major issue as it affects the vessel’s performance and energy efficiency during sea trials. Many South Korean shipyards are experiencing exacerbated fouling rates...

Hempel launches new hull performance system
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Hempel launches new hull performance system

Coatings specialist, Hempel, has today launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE) platform, combining elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation to give expert advice and solutions to shipowners and operators. SHAPE is a system that is designed to increase fuel savings and operational efficiency by analysing the performance of hull and...