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For efficiency in dry dock and at sea, it’s the new peak

Hempaguard MaX is the most efficient hull coating solution on the market today offering exceptional antifouling performance and full operational flexibility. Its innovative three-coat system makes it fast to apply, so you spend less time in dry dock. And the synergy between each advanced layer creates low Average Hull Roughness (AHR) for less drag and more fuel efficiency at sea. 

In challenging trading conditions, making your fleet competitive is a question of marginal gains. Optimizing your hull can bring incremental efficiencies that really add up. There is no better way of doing this than with the Hempaguard MaX.

Hempaguard MaX builds on the success of Hempaguard X7, the first hull coating to use Hempel’s innovative Actiguard® technology. Since 2013, Hempaguard X7 has been successfully applied to more than 1400 vessels and saved the owners of those ships more than USD 500 million in fuel.

Hempaguard MaX brings even better savings. Firstly in dry dock, where its innovative three-coat system can save up to two days application time. Then in service, with even better fuel savings thanks to increased smoothness from the synergy of Hempaprime Immerse 900, Nexus II and Hempaguard X8 with enhanced Actiguard® technology

It’s so efficient, you could see ROI in just three months.*

*Based on VLCC with activity level of 70 per cent and low sulphur fuel costing 35 per cent more than bunker fuel over a five year life cycle, Hempaguard MaX system delivers an annual saving of around USD 1.8 million compared to a market average antifouling equating to ROI of three months

Improved fuel savings
with guaranteed maximum 1.2 per cent speed loss over five
Higher out of dock fuel savings due to the ultra smooth three-coat system


Powered by enhanced Actiguard® technology for exceptionally smooth surface in
water and controlled biocide release for excellent antifouling performance


Suitable for all vessels
and takenup by more than 1400 ships in just five years,
saving more than USD 500 million in fuel.

  1. Get more benefits in dry dock and at sea

    Hempaguard MaX is an innovative three-coat system, combining Hempaprime Immerse 900 primer, Nexus II tiecoat and Hempaguard X8 topcoat. Application time is reduced in dry dock by up to two days. The synergy of the three coatings brings benefits at sea with low Average Hull Roughness (AHR) for less drag and improved out of dock fuel savings. The enhanced hydrogel in Actiguard® technology provides high smoothness in water and boosts antifouling performance.


  2. Track performance with SHAPE

    SHAPE (Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency) documents Hempaguard MaX’s fuel savings in a programme of continuous improvement, making you more efficient, profitable and competitive in a challenging marine world. It helps you make informed choices, for instance about whether slow steaming is the right solution, based on verified and consistent sources of data. Read more

  3. Optimize application with Hempel Services


    Hempel Services is an integral part of Hempaguard MaX, ensuring optimal application and surface smoothness. Our expert team manages your entire application process, from initial planning through to coating application, inspection and reporting.

    The combination of project management with Hempaguard MaX lowers docking costs, reduces off-hire time and ensures that Hempaguard Max delivers maximum fuel-saving performance for its entire service life. Read more


Hempaguard MaX

The new peak for efficiency

2020 SOx regulations mean that making efficiencies has never been more important. Find out how the innovative Hempaguard MaX works hard for your hull, saving you time in the dock and reducing fuel consumption at sea.


Hempaguard MaX

Find out more about the new peak for efficiency in dry dock at in service

Hempaguard MaX

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