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ZPMC makes the shift to Avantguard® 

ZPMC is the world’s largest manufacturer of cargo handling equipment, from cranes and bulk coal handling machinery to steel bridges and offshore products. It is headquartered in Shanghai and has eight production units in China.

By shifting to Hempadur Avantguard® activated zinc primers, the world’s largest producer of cargo handling equipment expects to benefit from long-lasting anti-corrosive protection and improved application properties.

The challenge
Port terminal cranes are used for loading and unloading containers onto carrier vessels at the side of the dock. They need a heavy-duty anti-corrosive coating system to protect them from the harsh saltwater atmosphere and heavy  impacts that come with the job. When ZPMC was asked to produce four super-post-Panamax container cranes for delivery in Europe, it decided to switch to Hempadur Avantguard® 750.

The solution
Hempel’s Technical Service team in China worked closely with ZPMC when the super-post-Panamax container cranes were coated at the start of 2015. ZPMC’s applicators were particularly pleased with the ability of the Avantguard® coating to tolerate high dry film thicknesses without cracking or blistering, which ensures they remain easy to apply even if application conditions are not ideal. ZPMC customers will also benefit from a longer lasting coating.

ZPMC has been very pleased with the results and will continue to use Hempadur Avantguard® coatings in the future.

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