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New Hempel antifoulings

A time-saving tiecoat
Battling fuel waste
Measuring success
Online cargo protection guide
Ask a coating advisor

12 Issue 1 | 2012
Issue 1 | 2012

You’ll find an enhanced version of this month’s newsletter

at www.hempel.com.

04 Hempel revamps anti­
fouling line-up 06 Less
time in the drydock, more
time at sea 07 Fibre
reinforced 08 Hempel
helps battle fuel waste 09
Ask a coating advisor 10
What is success if it can’t
be measured? 11 Anti­
fouling vs. fouling release
12 Cases 13 Hempel’s
cargo protection guide
goes online 14 Updates
15 Hempel events

Setting standards
and raising the bar
A word from Hempel Group VP Klaus Møller
Dear Reader,
I am pleased to present yet
another issue of the Hempel Marine
Newsletter. 2012 is shaping up to
be an exciting year for Hempel,
with a number of new initiatives
in the pipeline.

This issue of the Hempel Marine Newsletter is

devoted primarily to our work on two fronts –
technological advances and objective standards
for measuring coating performance. Many of the
stories you’ll find inside are devoted to Hempel’s
range of antifoulings, where new products and
product improvements as well as extensive real-life
performance results are documenting performance
in every category.

You’ll also find news about our cargo protection

solutions, contracts with the British and Spanish
navies, and of course our regular features, such
as “Ask a coating advisor”, updates on previous
stories and a calendar of Hempel events for 2012.

I hope you enjoy reading this issue of the Hempel

Marine Newsletter and I wish you a prosperous
remainder of 2012 wherever your vessels sail.

Kind regards

Klaus Møller
Group Vice President,
Marketing and Business Development

product launch

Hempel revamps
antifouling line-up with
new high-solids options
The new versions of GLOBIC, OCEANIC and OLYMPIC reflects
our commitment to investing in R&D and to continuously
improve our offering to deliver exceptional value.

Hempel is proud to announce new versions even lower leached layers. And of course,
of our GLOBIC, OCEANIC and OLYMPIC all our antifoulings feature microfibre
ranges of anti­foulings. reinforcement for superior mechanical
strength (see “Are you getting enough
The new coatings feature optimised FIBRE?”).
binder systems, polishing rates, biocide
packages and solids levels. What’s more, Introducing GLOBIC 9000
our new formulations extend the Hempel – our new top-end antifouling
range to ensure that we can provide the
right protection level for every need. Hempel GLOBIC 9000 is an improvement
on our GLOBIC NCT antifouling and now
Our R&D teams spent long hours in the lab comes in a high-solids version. The
to ensure that these new products would product is built on a nano-capsule binder;
deliver the best possible combination of a unique, patented technology that
biocides, ideal polishing patterns and Hempel has developed over the past 10

Nano-capsule technology has been

protecting more than 2,000 vessels for
over 5 years now. As expected, we are
seeing vessels docking after 5 years with
hulls in perfect condition. This technology
is a key component of our new and
improved GLOBIC 9000 antifouling.

Hempel fouling control range
OLYMPIC+ • Protection in not overly
Solid and well-proven performance for 36 months aggressive waters

OCEANIC+ • Reliable performance

Cost-effective solution for up to 60 months in most trading waters

GLOBIC 6000 • Reliable performance with

great value-for-money
Reliable performance based on proven technology • Reinforced with
nano-capsules technology

GLOBIC 9000 • Premium fouling protection based

on nano-capsules technology
High return on investment for extended service • Self-smoothening and low friction
intervals and worldwide trading • High return on investment

DYNAMIC • Premium fouling protection

based on silylated acrylate
For protection in aggressive fouling waters polymer technology
for extended service periods • Self-smoothening and low friction

HEMPASIL X3 • Low friction fouling release paint

• Non-stick and self-cleaning
No. 1 for fuel savings and return on investment • Fuel savings guaranteed
• High return on investment

GLOBIC 6000 – high solids performance line with a high-solids version and a
for 60-month intervals special version that has been engineered
specifically for flat-bottom applications.
GLOBIC 6000 is our new 60-month All products in
solution. Like the rest of the GLOBIC Reformulated OLYMPIC+ shows solid the assortment
range, the product benefits from our performance in the 36-months category are high-solids
patented nano-capsule binder technology.
GLOBIC 6000 was developed for vessels In the 36-month category, OLYMPIC+ has All antifoulings
requiring very good protection for 60- been improved to deliver the benefits are fibre-based
months of service in worldwide waters. of a high-solids coating. Now more than
to ensure optimal
ever, OLYMPIC+ is a true winner for short
OCEANIC+ is a cost-effective solution docking intervals, delivering reliable,
for up to 60 months well documented performance on hulls
across the globe.
OCEANIC+, our cost-effective solution
for 60-month intervals, offers reliable Visit our webpage on antifouling.hempel.com
performance in most trading waters. Now, to learn more about our antifouling range
we have further improved the OCEANIC and find out which product best suits your

Hempadur 47182


Hempadur 47182 accelerates the coating process by 24 hours

Drydocking is expensive for any One less coat also means lower HEMPADUR 47182
vessel. There are labour and paint labour and material costs. Add that replaces second
coat of primer.
costs, and then there’s the biggest to the money you’ll save by getting
expense: the business you lose every your ship back to sea sooner, and you Antifouling

day your ship is stuck in the dock. have a tiecoat that delivers a very fast HEMPADUR 47182
return on investment. Primer
Hempadur 47182 saves money by
cutting up to 24 hours off your 25% less solvent emissions Formulated for flexibility
drydocking time. It does this thanks Your customers face growing demands For shipyards, flexibility is a key
to a new anti-corrosive, high-solids for eco-accountability throughout their competitive parameter. While other
formula that eliminates the need for supply chains – including transport. tiecoats demand over-coating within
a second coat of primer. The result? With its high-solids formula, Hempadur days, Hempadur 47182 has been
Less time idle and more time at 47182 slashes solvent emissions by formulated to extend the over-coating
sea – where your ship can generate 25% – meaning better eco performance window and give shipyards the
revenue. for you and your customers. flexibility they demand.

Hempel is the world’s
only paint supplier to
reinforce antifouling
systems with
microfibre technology
Dutch carrier has
long history Producing a top-performing antifouling is a
balancing act, where needs for thickness,

of success with
effectiveness, polishing and mechanical
strength sometimes conflict with each
other. In particular, application of high dry

Globic NCT film thicknesses per coat has been known

to create mechanical stresses that lead to
Anthony Veder, a Rotterdam-based leader in liquefied gas
transport, has chosen Hempel’s GLOBIC NCT antifouling
based on years of positive experience with the proven hull

“For Anthony Veder, the environment is a top priority, and

we have seen that Globic NCT enables us to save fuel and
reduce our CO2 emissions throughout the service interval,”
a company official says.

The key, according to Anthony Veder, is Globic NCT’s Fibres in antifouling. To preserve surface
superior self-polishing and self-smoothening properties. smoothness, the fibres run parallel to the surface.
And the results? “It gives us greater flexibility and reliability,
and this has enabled us to prolong our service intervals, To enhance the mechanical strength of
reduce fuel costs and further polish our reputation on the Hempel’s antifoulings, we use a patented
environment,” the official concludes. microfibre technology that minimises
cracking and peeling. Unlike plasticisers,
microfibres have no effect on polishing or
performance. Years of practical experience
have confirmed that the microfibre
Anthony Veder vessels coated with Globic NCT
reinforcement in the antifoulings works just
like the steel reinforcement in concrete,
Coral Carbonic November 2009, Poland
adding strength and elasticity.
Coral Ivory October 2010, the Netherlands
Coral Leaf March 2011, Spain
Coral Lophelia August 2011, Poland
Coral Palmata July 2009, Poland
Coral Pavona May 2010, Poland
Coral Rigida January 2010, China
Coral Rubrum November 2009, China

Hempasil x3


Naval forces around the world rely on Hempel for
enhanced performance and greater efficiency.
Most recently, the British and Spanish navies have
turned to HEMPASIL X3 for
fuel-saving ammunition.

Ask a
Spanish Navy coating
applies HEMPASIL
X3 to a new
series of military
vessels Q: What is a coating advisor’s most important
role in the docking process?
In July 2011, the first of four “Meteoro”
vessels was delivered to the Spanish A: Basically, our main role is to determine how
Navy, coated with HEMPASIL X3. A well the yard is doing its job, and whether they
new type of military vessel, Meteoro are complying with verbal agreements and
is small enough to make it perfect for written specifications. We do this by providing
coastal and antipiracy operations. X3 advice on how to meet specifications and
was chosen for its special Hydrogel agreements, performing inspections to ensure
properties that provide excellent compliance, and preparing reports on our
antifouling performance even when a findings.
vessel is idle.
This is our main job, but our work also includes
taking part in early project planning with the
owner and contractors to help make sure
that paint specifications and workflows are
optimised from the start. We help to assess
the capacity and skills of subcontractors’
capacity, and we assist with paint
ordering to make sure the right
quantities are procured.

We also help ensure that all

the processes are managed
effectively, so that paint
Hempel chosen spe­ci­
fications are adhered to,
for 14 Royal Navy consumption stays in line with
budgets, and no unnecessary
& Royal Fleet delays affect the product
Auxiliary Vessels schedule. We address any
instan­ces of non-com­
In a competiton held by the UK Ministry
pliance and follow up on
of Defence, Hempel was chosen to
corrective measures. And
supply coatings for 14 Royal Navy
we pro­vide all final pro­
vessels and royal auxiliary vessels,
ject documentation.
including a pair of brand new aircraft
carriers that are the largest warships
ever built for the Royal Navy. The
Hempel solutions covered in the
contract include HEMPASIL X3 for
most of the vessels, HEMPADUR


What is success
if it can’t be measured?
Hempel rolls out a new standard for
assessing marine coating performance

When Hempel launched HEMPASIL X3 The index can be used on real vessels,
in 2008, we were so confident in this which are inspected during drydockings,
breakthrough product, we became the after full service periods or in diving
world’s first marine coating supplier to inspections while the vessel is in service.
offer a fuel-savings guarantee. To help It can also be used to evaluate panels
customers accurately measure their fuel during testing in fouling control
savings, we helped put technology in laboratories, where real life conditions
place that would objectively measure how are simulated.
much fuel the vessel saved after coating
with X3. Based on an ASTM International norm
Hempel’s Antifouling Performance Index
Now, we are rolling out a new standard for is based on ASTM D6990-05, a standard
evaluating antifouling performance – the practice for evaluating biofouling
Antifouling Performance Index, or API. resistance and physical performance of
marine coating systems.
Putting a number on fouling
API is a numerical method for assessing the Although we developed the index primarily
performance of an antifouling on a scale to measure and improve the performance
of 1 to 100. The index takes three main of our own coatings, we believe that
types of fouling into account: slime, algae measurable performance is the way
and animals. Each of these is included in forward for the entire coatings industry.

the calculation, based on its observed
appearance on the surface analysed.

Now, we are rolling out

a new standard for
evaluating antifouling


Antifouling vs. fouling release

Antifouling and fouling release both serve the

Get the facts straight on how same purpose – to prevent fouling on vessel hulls.
But they get the job done in different ways. The
antifoulings compare with better you understand the differences between
fouling release systems antifouling and fouling release, the better prepared
you’ll be to make the right choice for your vessel.

Antifouling Fouling release

How it works Antifouling works by releasing biocides in a Unlike antifouling, fouling release systems don’t
controlled manner to prevent fouling organisms from rely on biocides.
attaching to the hull.
Fouling release systems normally work by
Upon exposure to water, the top layer of the coating creating a smooth non-stick surface on the
is dissolved, and the biocides “leach” to the coating hull.
surface, where they keep biofouling organisms away.
When the biocides have been depleted, the empty This makes it difficult for fouling organisms
binder layer at the surface is hydrolysed by seawater to attach to the hull - and easy for them to
and gradually polished away to reveal a smooth new be removed by the drag of the water when
active layer. the vessel is in motion.

This continuous cycle of self-polishing and leaching

keeps the antifouling coating clean.

What it costs With antifoulings, upfront costs are relatively low, Fouling release coatings entail higher upfront
but so is the return on investment, measured over costs, but they deliver a higher return on
the vessel’s docking period. investment.

This is due to higher fuel consumption resulting The relatively high ROI resulting in less friction
from a coating surface that is rougher than the from fuel savings made possible by the smoother
surface provided by fouling release systems. There surface (and this less friction) that fouling release
are, however, differences in grades of antifouling, systems provide.
with the higher-grade products delivering a faster

Which vessels Antifoulings can be specified for any service To be suitable for coating with a fouling release
parameter. Most are available in a range of polishing system, a vessel needs to sail at 8 knots or more
rates, depending on the vessel’s trading pattern. and have an activity rate of at least 50%*.
*This is the case for Hempel’s Hempasil X3 other FR systems have other requirements

How it’s The number of coats of antifouling required depends With fouling release systems, specification is
specified on the vessel’s trading parameters. independent of the vessel’s service parameters,
and only one topcoat is needed for 60 months
An applied specification is valid for selected service protection.
parameters only. If these change (for instance, if
the vessel slow steams or is laid up), the antifouling
might not be able to prevent fouling.

How it’s Antifouling technology is well known and easy to Dedicated spray equipment is required to
applied apply. It can be applied at any dock in the world. apply a fouling release system, but most yards
nowadays are fully able to handle the job.
What’s more, its drying properties enable it to be Certain limitations apply regarding application
applied in any temperature. in low temperatures.

How it’s Vessels coated with an antifouling must be fully After a five-year docking interval, a fouling release
recoated recoated after the service period, as the antifouling coating can be overcoated with a new coat.
will have been polished away by the end of the
period. This reduces the cost of the second docking.

case story

turn the M/V SAMPSON into new flagship

In October of 2011, the M/V SAMPSON by Zafiro

Marine arrived at Viktor Lenac shipyard for the
reconstruction job. The M/V SAMPSON is one of
two Offshore Construction Vessels in the Zafiro
Marine fleet. Sampson has been designed with
true combination capabilities in mind. With a
1600t fully revolving crane, deepwater S-Lay
pipelay system and a dedicated 200t subsea
AHC crane she is a truly multi-functional vessel
and the highest specification vessel in the Zafiro
fleet. The reconstruction job which is in progress,
consists of assembling new sections on the main About the vessel
deck. Those sections include a pipe line tunnel, Sampson is a class-leading offshore/subsea construction vessel.
as pipe laying will be a main purpose. This multi-functional vessel is equipped with class 3 dynamic
positioning and a full field development spread including a 1600mt
heavylift slewing crane, S-Lay pipelay spread and a subsea active
heave compensated crane. The vessel also has substantial
accommodation in the form of 300 high-quality berths.

Hempel wins When CEMEX Mexico needed to recoat one of its vessels, the global
supplier of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates and related building

bid for second materials again turned to Hempel for its coating solutions.

CEMEX Mexico Carried out at the Talleres Navales del Golfo shipyard in Veracruz, this
project was the second Hempel has been involved in for CEMEX. As

vessel the company operates its own fleet of vessels, we hope these first
two projects will be the start of a long-lasting relationship between
Hempel and CEMEX Mexico.

Online guide

Hempel’s Cargo
Protection Guide
goes online
Faster searches, greater flexibility, always up to date

If you haven’t heard, Hempel has published an online

Cargo Protection Guide to replace our CD-ROM solution for
searching and printing chemical resistance information for
our epoxy, phenolic epoxy and zinc silicate tank coatings.

The Cargo Protection Guide contains more than 3,200

cargo name entries – 50% more than in the previous guide.
It provides information about the chemical resistance of
GALVOSIL 15700 to a large number of cargoes, and how
to maintain this resistance for the longest possible period
of operation. And it brings our guide up to date with the
very latest IBC Code amendments and IMO ship types
and pollution categories.

New enhancements include a more intuitive user interface,

the option to save lists – and entire reports – as PDF files, and
expanded search functionality. The online format enables
us to automatically provide exact list and report dates
and ensure that the guide is always up to date with the For more information
latest available data. To learn more about the online Cargo Protection
Guide, contact your Hempel sales representative or our
The online Cargo Protection Guide will replace the previous head­quarters in Denmark:
edition of this guide – version MD 05. The guide is accessible
today at hempel.com/en/marine/cargo-tanks. Michael Aamodt Ole Borring Sørensen
Group Product Manager Chief Consultant/Tank Coatings

Email: mia@hempel.com Email: obs@dk.hempel.com

Phone: +45 4527 3673 Phone: +45 4527 3641
Mobile: +47 47419848 Mobile: +45 2022 8533
Website: www.hempel.com Website: www.hempel.com

Additional information is available at hempel.com.


Hempel opened a brand new factory in Buenos Aires,
Argentina. Located in the City of Pilar, the USD 17 million
facility will produce both marine and protective coatings

opens new
for the fast-growing South American market. It is our 24th
regional supply factory worldwide.

factory in
Shorter lead times, tailored solutions
The Buenos Aires facility is good news for Hempel’s many
customers in South America. It will mean shorter lead

Buenos Aires
times, and it will better enable us to develop and tailor our
solutions to meet specific local environmental legislation
and standards.

The first major Hempel Vice President Amado Boudou attends inauguration
At the factory’s inauguration, Hempel had the great honour
factory in South America of hosting a number of Argentinian dignitaries, including
will be good news for Vice President Amado Boudou, Minister of Industry Débora

customers throughout Giorgi, and Mayor Humberto Zuccaro of Pilar. Also in

attendance were the Danish Ambassador of Argentina
the region Ole Frijs-Madsen and a number of top Hempel officials,
including Group CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien, Hempel Foundation
Chairman Richard Sand and numerous regional managers.

Coating Hempel is pleased to announce that several HEMPADUR

primer and shop primer products have now passed the

laboratory testing required for compliance with the new
IMO resolution MSC.288(87), Performance Standard for
Protective Coatings for cargo oil tanks of crude oil tankers.

The testing work was carried out by COT in the Netherlands,

Hempel coating systems an independent laboratory accredited by Lloyds Register
now in compliance with to perform the required testing. The rigorous test protocol
included 90 days of gas-tight chamber testing, testing in
IMO PSPC/COT regulations the vapour phase (ullage space) of a loaded tank, and
for crude oil tankers a 180-day immersion test that simulated a worst-case
situation involving hot (60°C) crude oil.

Hempel Events
Planning to attend one of
these trade fairs this year?
Make sure to visit us at the
Hempal stand.

Hamburg, Germany
4–7 September, Stand B5.214
The leading international forum for the maritime industry,
SMM is where the world’s heavyweights present their
innovations, trends and forward-looking technologies.

IMPA 2012
London, UK
12–13 September, Stand 84
A smaller event for marine purchasing and supply
professionals, the annual IMPA exhibition offers visitors
a great opportunity to meet contacts and build lasting
relationships in an environment where it pays to talk.

WORKBOAT exhibition
New Orleans, USA
December 2012, Stand 3450
The International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, USA
can connect you to the best resources in the maritime
industry all in one convenient location. With over 1000
exhibitors and thousands of innovative products, you’ll be
able to meet and negotiate face-to-face with colleagues
and suppliers.

HEMPEL was founded in 1915 and is today one of the world’s leading
suppliers of marine and industrial paints. Our 5,000 employees work
from 3 main and 7 regional Research and Development centres,
and 24 production plants situated in strategic locations across
six continents. Our global sales and service organisation operates
from more than 150 stock points in over 80 countries, providing our
customers with expert assistance at all stages of the contract.

The Hempel Group Head Office

Hempel A/S
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Phone: +45 4593 3800

Fax: +45 4588 5518
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