Two of the major, global designers and manufacturers of protective coating systems, Axalta Coating Systems and Hempel (USA) Inc., have decided to offer a fullcomplement of coating systems for the external and internal surfaces of natural gas transmission pipes for the North American market by combining their complementary pipecoating products in a offer package to customers in the Oil and Gas Pipe Market.
The agreement pairs Axalta’s strong position in the fusion-bonded-epoxy powder and abrasion-resistant overcoats for external pipe-coating with Hempel’s advanced and widely utilized, liquid, flow-efficiency epoxies for internal coating.
“By pairing Hempel and Axalta’s product offerings, we offer the gas-pipe industry an unparalleled technology and competitiveness platform,” said Martin Miller, U.S. Downstream Segment Manager at Hempel.
This strategic relationship advantages the companies’ combined experience of over 245 years to create an extraordinary value-proposition for the rapidly expanding gas transmission business in North America.
“We, at Axalta, are thrilled to partner with Hempel to offer a full product line of world class powder and liquid coatings for this North American market,” stated Ron Hull, Axalta North American Sales Manager.
Hempel (hempel.com) is a world-leading coatings supplier for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets. From wind turbines and bridges to hospitals, ships, power stations and homes, our coatings protect man-made structures from the corrosive forces of nature. Hempel is present in more than 80 countries around the world. We have over 5,000 employees, 27 factories and more than 150 stock points located strategically around the globe.
With a focus on R&D, advanced production techniques and professional coatings advice, we work around the globe to help keep our customers’ investments safe and attractive for a long time. Our working concept is simple: we are curious, creative and self-critical, and we always aim to create extra value for our customers.
About Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta (axaltacoatingsystems.com | axaltacs.com) is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the over 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.