Two corrosion coating companies are forming a strategic alliance to provide more options for the North American oil and gas pipeline sector.
Axalta Coating Systems and Hempel (USA) Inc. announced the partnership that the companies say will enable the formulation and availability of a coating system that boasts external coatings with significant corrosion protection and internal coatings with advanced flow efficiency for natural gas transmission pipes.
“We at Axalta are thrilled to partner with Hempel to offer a full product line of world class powder and liquid coatings for the North American market,” said Ron Hull, Axalta North American sales manager, in a June 22 statement announcing the deal.
This new relationship combines the corrosion protection found in Axalta’s fusion-bonded-epoxy powder for external pipe for oil and gas pipelines with Hempel’s advanced, liquid, flow-efficiency epoxies for internal coating. The resulting product is a corrosion and abrasion-resistant internal and external coating designed to be suitable for even the harshest of environments.
“By pairing Hempel and Axalta’s product offerings, we offer the gas-pipe industry an unparalleled technology and competitiveness platform,” said Martin Miller, Hempel downstream segment manager.
This new relationship provides customers with an excellent value-proposition for the quickly growing gas transmission business in North America. More information is available at north-america.hempel.com and axalta.us/powder.