Bulk carriers transport hundreds of different dry cargoes, from steel and coal to salt and everything in between. This means the hold’s coating not only has to provide good corrosion protection, but also excellent thermal, mechanical and impact resistance to ensure the hold isn’t damaged by hard or chemically aggressive cargoes.
Also, because a vessel carries many different cargoes during its lifetime, the cargo hold coating must give a hard and smooth surface that’s easy to clean between cargoes.
A full range of cargo hold coatings
Hempel offers a full range of cargo hold coatings, from high-performing pure epoxy coatings to high-solid universal and surface-tolerant epoxies.
Fully FDA compliant coatings
All our cargo hold coatings have grain certification and comply with FDA regulations for the carriage of food-grade cargoes. They can also be used for both newbuilding and maintenance, and can be applied with various degrees of surface preparation.