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Hempel Launches Center Of Excellence In Barcelona

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 29, 2018

The supplier of protective coatings to the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets Hempel officially opened its new Centre of Excellence in Barcelona yesterday (29 November 2018).

The coatings manufacturer said in a press note that the centre’s focus will be on the research and de-velopment of coating products within the field of passive fire protection in which Hempel is determined to gain market share during the next few years.

"State-of-the-art research and development conducted by experts using the latest technology – this is what Hempel is now opening the doors to as the Centre of Excellence is inaugurated," said the statement.

Hempel is committed to increase its range of passive fire protection (PFP) coatings, and the entire Centre of Excellence is dedicated to this field, it said.

The new Centre of Excellence is strategically located just outside Barcelona in Spain, as Hempel has a long and successful history in the region. However, the activities and results carried out here will have a global reach.

“We are determined to develop the coatings industry within the PFP field on a global scale,” says Group Vice President and COO Lars Petersson. “PFP coatings are an important part of our growth strategy. But it is equally important to us to help protect the inside of our customers’ assets and provide safety to the people working or staying there. And applying the right coating is crucial here.”

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