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Hempel's coatings for cranes and port machinery

Cargo handling equipment is the lifeblood of every port and container terminal. Maintenance downtime is both expensive and disruptive, even when it is carefully scheduled. That’s why more and more ports and terminals are specifying our protective coating systems.

Cargo handling equipment is essential in a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week operation. We understand that protection against corrosion is a key part of keeping these assets in active service for longer. As a leading protective coatings supplier for cargo handling equipment, we are trusted by many of the world’s leading manufacturers to protect their cargo handling equipment from corrosion.

All our coatings meet the high demands of the global cargo handling equipment industry. We also have local R&D teams around the world who work with you to ensure your coating system meets the specific demands of your project, including local legislation and environment conditions.

Proven solutions for harsh environments

Our high-performance protective coatings are designed to protect your assets against extreme weather, saltwater environment and wear and tear. Our range includes a full selection of intermediates and topcoats, as well as advanced systems to prevent corrosion in harsh onshore and offshore environments such as the technology-leading Hempadur Avantguard®.

Learn more about Avantguard®

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Trusted technical service and delivery
Our team of NACE-certified coatings advisors includes experts in port machinery to guide and support you through your entire coatings project. We can also work with steel fabricators to optimise coating application procedures in order to ensure you get higher production speeds and lower costs.

We can deliver high volumes anywhere on the globe, and our multinational coordination teams ensure your coating project runs smoothly from start to finish.

A commitment to a better world
We believe that we have a responsibility that stretches beyond business. Since 1948, our owner the Hempel Foundation has worked to support cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific causes around the globe. Today, the Foundation concentrates its efforts on two main areas: promoting research into sustainable technologies and supporting education of children in need.

Most of the Foundation’s work focuses on education of children in need. Currently, it actively supports more than 20 educational projects around the world, helping more than 40,000 underprivileged children get a better education, so they can build a better future for themselves, their families and society.

> You can read more about this work at hempelfoundation.com


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