HEMPEL LAUNCHES VERSATILE NEW EPOXY COATING FOR
Last year, major world-wide coatings supplier Hempel announced
the launch of Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 in Canada, the US
and Mexico. Responding to customer needs, this high
performance two-component pure epoxy PSPC (Performance
Standard for Protective Coatings) compliant coating has been
developed for the marine newbuilding sector.
Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 was developed for water
ballast tanks in new vessels, however it can also be used as a uni-
primer for most vessel areas — above and below the waterline
— providing high quality performance and peace of mind for
Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 has been created specifically
to suit the working methods of shipbuilders and so
accommodates shorter re-coat intervals and reduces
maintenance costs. Additionally, its higher (80%) volume solids
ratio means fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are
released into the atmosphere, which is preferred in North
IMO (International Maritime Organization) requires the use of
a PSPC certified coating for water ballast tanks. The launch of
this new coating represents innovative pure epoxy technology
that delivers the optimized performance demanded by Hempel’s
Benefits of Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 include:
- high quality pure epoxy technology offering superior crack resistance, edge retention, coating flexibility and impact resistance;
- high efficiency for shipyards due to fast drying and year around applications from 14°F/–10°C to 104°F/40°C.
- option to upgrade with aluminim pigmentation and proprietary fibre-reinforcement technology to enhance anti-
corrosion properties and long-term durability with reduced
For the decision makers, the high quality and robustness of Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 provides simplicity and reduced
Speaking of the launch, North America Marine Product
Manager Tracey Wilson commented: “This innovative new coating
has been developed in consultation with our customers to offer
additional choice for the specific requirements of owners and
yards. Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 has been in development
for three years and builds on the wide success of our existing
Hempadur Quattro epoxy coatings. Utilizing pure epoxy
technology and in conjunction with aluminium pigmentation and
our proprietary micro-fibre reinforcement technology, this
coating will ensure exceptionally high protection at a competitive
The launch in North America completes the global availability
of Hempadur Quattro XO, which is now stocked in all major
regions of the world.
Hempel delivers trusted solutions to the protective,
decorative, marine, container, industrial and yacht markets.
HEMPEL AND DNV GL CONTINUE CO-OPERATION TO EMBRACE
NEW HULL & PROPELLER PERFORMANCE CRITERIA ISO 19030
ISO 19030, published in November last year by the International
Organization for Standardization, defines a set of fully
transparent methodologies to measure changes in hull and propeller performance.
As a leading coatings manufacturer, Hempel pioneered the performance guarantee based on achieving efficiency savings from
maintaining a fouling-free and smooth hull. Therefore, Hempel
warmly welcomes the introduction of this internationally
recognized and accepted set of measurement standards.
Hempel is proud of its ongoing cooperative agreement with
DNV GL which utilizes DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution to offer
customers clear, comprehensible and verifiable analytics which
track and assess hull and propeller performance. ISO 19030 will
strengthen this arrangement, as Hempel’s Hull Performance Team
Leader, Dr. Marcus Tullberg, explains: “The ISO 19030 provides a
foundation and a transparent framework for vessel performance
analysis. We expect to combine this standard with the more
advanced hull and propeller performance methodologies
delivered by ECO Insight to give even greater efficiency benefits
to the world’s fleet”.
Endorsing the initiative, Dr.Torsten Bu¨ssow, Director of Fleet
Performance Management at DNV GL – Maritime, says: “We
value our collaboration with Hempel and welcome the
opportunity to measure the actual performance of hull coatings
using our ECO Insight solution. ECO Insight complies with the
ISO 19030 standard, allows for more advanced analytics, and can
therefore offer ship owners and operators a holistic overview of
their hull coating’s efficiency.”
Hempel has been deeply involved with the development of
ISO 19030. The key performance indicators of the standard will
be used to quantify, amongst other variables, any degradation in
hull and propeller efficiency of a specific vessel over a period of
Therefore, it is expected to become a useful tool to optimize
the management of hulls and propellers for fuel efficiency – an
initiative which Hempel and DNV GL have been working
towards for many years.
Christian Ottosen, Hempel Group Vice President Marine,
summarizes:“The new standard will have a positive impact on the
maritime sector, allowing our customers to document and
measure the contribution that premium coatings make on
reducing a vessel’s operational costs through fuel savings. More
advanced analytics, such as that delivered by Hempel together
with DNV GL’s ECO Insight, will give our customers the
opportunity to benchmark their fleet and further maximize their
energy efficiency strategies”.
Hempel is proud to make a continued commitment to the
maritime sector by taking an active role in industry changing
initiatives such as ISO 19030 and by providing trusted and
innovative hull coating solutions that enable its customers to
achieve significant efficiency gains.
Since 1915 Hempel has been a world-leading coatings specialist,
providing protection and inspiration to the world around us.
Today it has over 5,500 people in 80 countries delivering trusted
solutions in the protective, decorative, marine, container,
industrial and yacht markets.
This includes many recognized brands like Crown Paints,
Schaepman and Jones-Blair.
Hempel is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which
supports cultural, humanitarian and scientific causes across the