Hempel Protective launches Protective Coatings Key Findings Report
As part of the recent launch of the AvantGuard® technology, Hempel Protective conducted a web survey among key decision makers from all over the world with the purpose of hearing expert opinions on a wide selection of factors affecting the performance of anti-corrosion coatings. The survey results have been gathered in the Protective Coatings Key Findings Report, which is now available to all customers.
Back in September, Hempel Protective launched AvantGuard® - a new, innovative technology for the protective coatings industry.
As part of the launch, Hempel conducted a web survey among key decision makers from all over the world with the purpose of hearing expert opinions on a wide selection of factors affecting the performance of anti-corrosion coatings.
The survey results have been gathered in the Protective Coatings Key Findings Report.
The results indicate that core anti-corrosion performance is key. However, the survey also points out that other aspects of protection are important, such as temperature and chemical resistance, damage resistant topcoats, abrasion and erosion resistance, as well as passive fire protection. On top of that, long service life is essential, and higher productivity is an important concern.
Pernille Lind Olsen, Group Protective Product Director at Hempel, says:
“Despite an apparent high level of satisfaction, there is an ongoing need for the anti-corrosion coatings industry to challenge conventional thinking in order to satisfy the expectations of customers in the oil, power generation and infrastructure industries. The launch of AvantGuard®, is one step in that direction”
The new AvantGuard® technology is based on activated zinc and is locked in to Hempel’s new range of zinc epoxies. The unique formulation of AvantGuard® reduces the effects of corrosion and offers advanced protection, while also improving the coating’s mechanical strength, which is essential for applications where the steel is exposed to extreme mechanical stress, such as large temperature fluctuations.
AvantGuard® coatings can be used in all types of applications, but are specially aimed at structures in tough environments that will benefit from low maintenance costs and long maintenance intervals.
The first coatings in the HEMPADUR AvantGuard® series were released worldwide on 23 September 2014. AvantGuard® is being presented to customers across the globe and attracts a lot of attention and interest. The series currently includes three coatings: