Trucks and Trailers

For trucks and trailers, life is tough

At Hempel, we have worked closely with the trailer manufacturing industry to innovate highly durable, long-lasting primer and finish coating focused on improving in-line productivity and flexibility ultimately improving corrosion resistance, chip protection and color retention in harsh environments

Coating solutions to your exact specifications

Our coating solutions provide high-performance corrosion protection and higher durability with our patented activated zinc primer technology.  Achieve superior protection for the long haul with our ideal primers for wet-on-wet applications and tough polyurethane topcoats with exceptional color retention and gloss.

Patented activated zinc primer technology

Featuring our Hempadur Avantguard®550 and 750 primers

Features and benefits

  • Superior corrosion protection with reduced rust creep 
  • Higher durability with improved mechanical strength and crack resistance
  • Best-in-class over-coating intervals (topcoat in 45 minutes at 86°F/30°C) and greater working tolerances at high DFTs
  • In compliance with the requirements of Level 2 and Level 3, type II in SSPC Paint 20, 2002 and ISO 12944 C5 high, 2007
Primers ideal for wet-on-wet applications

Featuring our Hempaprime Shield 450 MS, 680 HS and 700 HS primers

Features and benefits

  • 450 is a quick drying phenolic modified alkyd base primer with excellent strike-in properties
  • 680 HS is a fast-dry polyurethane/polyaspartic primer which incorporates a one catalyst system, providing wet-on-wet application and allowing for sanding after only 1 hour of dry time
  • 700 HS is a high solid, epoxy primer which is low VOC, HAPS free, TIN free, and ready to spray from the container without thinning
Tough high-performance polyurethane topcoat

Featuring our Hempatop Finish 850 HS

Features and benefits

  • Two component polyurethane topcoat offering a high-quality appearance with exceptional color and gloss retention
  • Formulated for spray usage in areas requiring VOC as low as 2.8 lbs/US gallon (336 g/L)
  • 62% high volume solids content - better for the environment and improves health and safety in the paint shop
  • Quick dry-to-touch (within a few hours) and re-coatable for a longer period of time with no preparation needed
Setting new standards for international performance and quality

When you work with Hempel, you can be sure your coatings meet local and international regulations and the highest quality standards. Our products are tested according to key coating industry bodies such as the Steel Structure Painting Council (SSPC), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), American Petroleum Institute (API) and many more. We also contribute to the future development of industry standards by working with industry bodies, particularly in the areas of corrosion under insulation, high heat and internal linings.

Ensures we supply consistent quality globally

Ensures our products meet standards for harsh conditions

Download resources

Boost your knowledge with some of our most popular trailer and truck coating resources and guidelines.

Truck and trailer coating solutions leaflet
Industrial product guide
Avantguard brochure