Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Protective coatings supplier Hempel recorded sales of $1.6 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 bn in 2011. The company employs approximately 4,977 people and has 24 factories and 48 sales offices in more than 80 countries. The company recently acquired Crown Paints, UK. The company offers protective coatings for oil and gas, power generation, wind power, nuclear plants, conventional plants, infrastructure, mining and mineral processing, chemical plants, rail and technical service. In the Marine segment the company provides fouling release, antifouling, anti-corrosive primers, ballast tanks, cargo holds, tanks, decks, topside and superstructures. Hempel also offers both interior and exterior decorative coatings.
Recent product launches include for Marine: Olympic+, Oceanic+, Globic 6000, Hempadur Impact, Hempadur 47182, Shoprimer 1582 and Hemapadur EM 3574. For Yacht coatings it launched Silic One, and for Protective it launched Hemparea 55973, Solvent Free Multistrength 3546 and Hempacore One.
New Hempacore intumescent coatings insulate structural steel against heat. Applied in thin coats, the coatings expand when exposed to high temperatures (roughly 200°C) to produce a layer of char that insulates the steel beneath. As a result, the steel can maintain its load-bearing capacity for up to two hours longer, which can prove critical for fire fighting and rescue. The two coatings, Hempacore One and Hempacore One FD, can be used in a range of buildings – from industrial halls and public buildings to stadiums and supermarkets – and both have achieved excellent results in official fire tests. The two new products are the first offerings in Hempel’s new intumescent range.
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1945
REVENUE: $1.6 billion s (2011: 1.5 billion)
• Marine and protective coatings
• Container coatings
• Yacht coatings
• Decorative coatings
Pierre-Yves Jullien, group president and CEO; Kim Junge Andersen, group executive vice president and CFO; Marketing directors: Klaus Moeller (Protective), Christian Ottosen (Marine), Lars Osterby (Decorative), Thomas C. Olsen (Yacht) ; David Deters, VP, group R&D.