Spending More Time at Sea
Margins are tight for vessels that operate offshore or in coastal waters. Take the global offshore support vessel (OSV) market for example, it looks set to be yet another challenging year which has concerned senior executives preparing for a sixth year of downturn. Many had hoped that 2019 would be the year that marked a turning point in OSV fortunes, but the uptick hasn’t materialized, and there is renewed anxiety about what could potentially be the worst market since the 1980s.It…
Hempel Taps Lindström as COO
Katarina Lindström will join Hempel as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from August 1, 2020 as the coatings manufacturer aims to double in size.As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), Katarina Lindström will be a member of Hempel’s Executive Management Board.As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel is making significant investments in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific.
Hempel Launches Hempaguard MaX Coatings
Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an innovative new fouling defense system – Hempaguard MaX.This unique three-coat system provides vessels with a smoother hull. It reduces drag and results in significantly lower fuel requirements, and will deliver a guaranteed maximum speed loss* of 1.2 percent over five years. The Hempaguard MaX system is applied in just three layers, meaning it can be applied more quickly, reducing time in dry dock by up to two days. The combined…
Hempel Debuts New Antifouling Coating
Global coatings manufacturer Hempel is launching Globic 7000, a new antifouling coating with enhanced operational flexibility for all vessel types and a speed loss* of 4.5 per cent, on average (according to ISO 19030). This contributes to significant fuel cost savings, and a reduction in associated emissions, for owners and operators.Specifically designed to deliver effective protection for up to 60 months, Globic 7000 incorporates an optimum biocide mix to guard against both hard and soft fouling.
Hempel Launches Center Of Excellence In Barcelona
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…
PPG, DNV GL Partner on Hull Performance
Protective and marine coatings manufacturer PPG said it has signed a collaboration agreement with classification society DNV GL focused on operational data analysis using DNV GL’s next-generation hull analysis methodologies.The two companies, which together will look to tackle the challenge of poor hull and propeller performance, will collect data and apply DNV GL’s methodologies to contribute to help PPG further develop its coating solutions.According to data published by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)…
Hempel Launches New Hull Performance System
Coatings manufacturer Hempel has rolled out its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE), which combines elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimization to deliver advice and solutions for ship operators. SHAPE is designed to maximize the quality of performance analysis and to offer expert advice for maximizing hull efficiency and return on investment. Fouling and mechanical damages on the hull can increase the engine power a vessel needs by up to 20 percent.
Hempel Rolls Out New Cargo Hold Coating
Hempel has launched Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fiber 47510, a new cargo hold coating said to deliver up to 40 percent reduction in cargo holds maintenance costs, according to the coatings manufacturer. Hempel said the new coating is specifically designed to withstand conditions experienced by cargo holds, hatch covers and hatch coamings of bulk carriers, offering superior corrosion protection and long major repair intervals for owners and operators, as well as application simplicity for shipyards and applicators.
Hempel Invests in Fire Protection Coatings R&D
Coatings manufacturer Hempel announced that it is investing in a new research and development center focused solely on passive fire protection coatings. Located just outside Barcelona in Spain, the center is due to open toward the end of 2018. Passive fire protection (PFP) coatings are increasingly important in the construction and oil and gas industries. Applied to structural steel in large buildings and industrial oil and gas installations, the coatings expand to form an insulating layer of carbon char when exposed to high temperatures.
Chemline Launches Contractor Services
Polyurea/polyurethane protective coatings manufacturer Chemline said it has established a new dedicated sales team and web page specifically for contractors. The company has served primarily the OEM market for 20 years, and is now adding contractor-focused services is in response to growing customer demand. According to Chemline, it is distinguished by its proprietary formulations and on-site service. For example, a Chemline technician is available to travel to customer sites to train contractors and their employees to properly prep and apply product, and to make sure the coating is working correctly for their application. As a distributor for Graco spray services, Chemline offers in-house technical services to train contractors in the use of Graco sprayers.
Hansen Joins Hempel as CCO
Hempel has appointed Michael Hansen as its new executive vice president and chief commercial officer (CCO). He will join the coatings manufacturer’s executive management board on 1 May, reporting directly to group president and chief executive officer (CEO), Henrik Andersen. Hansen joins Hempel after 19 years with Maersk, where he most recently held the position of vice president and global head of sales in Maersk Line. Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Hansen will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: protective…
Carboline Opens Upgraded R&D Facility
Coatings manufacturer Carboline has reopened its St. Louis research and development center after the facility recently received several upgrades. Attended by company President and COO Chris Tiernay, Brentwood City Mayor Chris Thornton and 125 St. Louis based employees, the grand reopening included a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the newly updated facility and a company luncheon. “This grand reopening signifies Carboline’s commitment to innovation in the coatings industry,” Tiernay said. The event also kicks off a series of yearlong celebrations for the company’s 70th anniversary.
DNV GL and Hempel to Cooperate for ISO 19030
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 recognised and accepted set of measurement standards. Hempel is proud of its ongoing cooperative agreement with DNV GL which utilises DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution to offer customers clear, comprehensible and verifiable analytics which track and assess hull and propeller performance.
Embracing New Hull & Propeller Performance Criteria
ISO 19030 – to be published shortly – 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 recognised and accepted set of measurement standards. Hempel is proud of its ongoing cooperative agreement with DNV GL which utilises DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution to offer customers clear…
Hempel’s Fouling Defence Product Hempaguard Applied to 500 Vessels
Leading marine coatings manufacturer, Hempel, announces - after only two and a half years on the market - its award winning innovative fouling defence product Hempaguard has now been applied as a full vessel coating to 500 ships. This milestone was reached yesterday with the coating of a 61,614 dwt, 2011-built, container vessel. Environmental obligations are at the top of the agenda for all responsible shipping companies and Hempaguard was introduced to the shipping industry against a backdrop of rising bunkering costs…
Hempel Launches Hempasil X3+ Fouling Release Coating
Building on its Hempasil range of fouling release systems, marine coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched a new antifouling, Hempasil X3+, a biocide free, two-component, fouling release coating with a high solids content. Targetting improved fuel savings, Hempasil X3+ creates a smooth, low energy surface with fouling release properties via itd hydrogel micro layer that prevents fouling organisms from firmly adhering to the hull while retaining the self-cleaning properties of silicone. The product is a completely biocide free paint and has no impact on the marine environment which assists shipowners fulfil their obligations to the environment, Hempel said.
Hempel Celebrates 100 Years
Hempel kicked off the group’s centenary celebrations and invited customers from Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Romania to a party in Athens’ Acropolis Museum on Saturday, May 9. Hempel has had a permanent presence in Greece since 1952 as Hempel Hellas General Manager, Keld Laursen explained, “For 63 out of the 100 years we have had our feet on the ground in Piraeus and Athens and we are very proud of this. Hempel’s Group President and CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien expanded, “It is fitting – and a real pleasure - that the first significant centenary event is here in Athens . . .
Insights: Steve Dickey, Global Marine Market Director, Sherwin-Williams Marine Coatings
If lifecycle asset management is at the very forefront of an economically driven shipping company, then marine coating have to be a part of that discussion. That, in part, is because the global regulatory scheme is now impacting everything from marine propulsion, vessel discharge protocol, ballast water management and everything in between. The fact that marine coatings can be at the very heart of any and all of these discussions shouldn’t surprise anyone. Stephen F. Dickey, Market Director – Global Marine for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, knows that as well as anyone.
UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship Gets a New Coating
U.K. Royal Navy Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector is deployed on operations for 330 days a year, mostly in the Antarctic region, making it essential that her underwater hull is protected against the harsh icy conditions she faces. At the end of May, HMS Protector was coated with Ecospeed at the A&P Tyne Ltd. Shipyard in Tyne and Wear, U.K. A top consideration in a hull coating for ice-going vessels and icebreakers is the ability of the coating to protect the hull in the harshest marine environment there is…
Sherwin-Williams Launches Marine Coatings App
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched SeaGuard, an app that provides users with protective coating recommendations for VLCC/VLBCs, chemical tankers and OSV/PSVs. The app debuted on October 9 at The International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. The app is optimized for both iOS and Android. The app is designed to help port engineers and fleet managers access accurate and up-to-date coatings information via mobile technology. It’s a convenient alternative to bulky binders stuffed with outdated product data sheets.
New Antifouling Products from Hempel
Building on the GLOBIC and DYNAMIC range of antifouling systems, marine coatings manufacturer Hempel launched two new antifouling products for drydockings and newbuildings. According to Hempel, the new antifoulings aim to deliver fuel savings up to 3% and provide added flexibility to shipowners and yards. GLOBIC 8000 is a new hydrolysing self-polishing antifouling product that fits between the existing GLOBIC 6000 and GLOBIC 9000 antifouling systems. It builds on GLOBIC technology and incorporates Hempel’s nano acrylate technology which delivers a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate ensuring a clean hull.
Hempel Acquires Schaepman
Hempel has acquired Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V, a Dutch supplier of specialized industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel’s five-year growth strategy. Terms of the sale are undisclosed. According to Hempel , the acquisition will enable the company to benefit from Schaepman's expertise in protective coatings. Addtionally, existing Schaepman customers will gain access to Hempel's range of products and global support. Hempel's global presence will also ensure Schaepman's specialist products are available to a wider customer base. Hempel’s Group President and CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien, said, “We are focused on developing or acquiring new solutions that add real benefits to our customers. Schaepman represents what we were looking for.
Hempel to Acquire Jones-Blair Company
Danish-based coating supplier Hempel announced a binding agreement today to acquire Jones-Blair Company. The transaction is expected to close in early March 2015, subject to regulatory approval. Jones-Blair Company, an industrial coating supplier located in Dallas, Texas, serves both oil and gas and construction markets. Hempel's Group President and CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien credited the pending acquisition with helping Hempel move toward its goal of becoming one of the ten largest coatings suppliers by the end of 2015.