Keeps a newbuilding looking and operating like new

More than 100 years of ship coating expertise

From bulkers, tankers, container ships and LGN or LPG carriers to ferries, cruise ships, Ro-Ros and off-shore supply vessels – when building a new vessel, everything needs to be completed on time and on budget. Vessel owners and operators demand long-term, superior protection from abrasion, corrosion and impact, as well as advanced solutions to maximise fuel efficiency. At the same time, everything has to comply with IMO PSPC rules and environmental requirements.

The coatings you need, when you need them

With more than 100 years of experience in the marine coatings industry, we offer a proven range of coatings for all your newbuilding needs. Designed to deliver a range of performance enhancements, our solutions meet the strictest operational requirements. And with local R&D teams in key shipbuilding locations, we make sure you can access our solutions whenever and wherever you need them. On top of this, our global Hempel Services team can always assist you with specification or application issues on-site.

Setting new standards for international performance and quality

With Hempel, you can be sure your coatings meet local and international regulations together with the highest quality standards. Our products comply with the latest VOC and chemical regulations (REACH). And they’re tested according to key industry bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the International Standard Organisation (ISO), the China Classification Society (CCS) and more. We also work alongside industry bodies like these to help develop future standards.

Ensures we supply consistent quality around the globe

Ensures our products meet standards for hull and propeller performance

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Fouling control technologies brochure
Cargo hold coatings brochure
Tank linings brochure
Declaration of conformity MED (EU)
Declaration of conformity MER (UK)