Hempel launches two new epoxy primers for harsher offshore conditions

Denmark-headquartered coatings specialist Hempel is introducing two new coatings; Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870.

They are being introduced to increase the service life and reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets. The new high-performance pure epoxy uni-primers presented are claimed to combine excellent corrosion protection with construction flexibility.

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 are part of a series of two-component epoxy primer coatings which provide advanced crack resistance using Hempel’s patented fibre technology. They can be applied in immersed and non-immersed areas of any offshore asset, from offshore platforms and drilling rigs through to support vessels.

In line with the latest environmental regulations, the products are fully compliant with the IMO Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) regulations. Their high-volume solids ratio (80%) means that fewer Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are released into the atmosphere.

Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 / 17870 can be applied to multiple areas above and below the waterline, including ballast water and oil cargo tanks, and can be applied year-round with workability from -10˚C / 14˚F to 45˚C/113˚F.

Hempel’s pure epoxy uni-primers can be reinforced with its patented fibre technology to prevent cracking, improve mechanical properties, guard against impact damage during inspections; and to assist with coating coverage on complex areas.

Hempel’s Hempadur Quattro XO range has received wide industry endorsement through its application to commercial ships, and has been type approved by all major classification societies including Lloyd’s Register, DNV GL and ABS.

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