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Axalta and Hempel (USA) Inc. Form Strategic Oil and Gas Pipeline Coating Partnership


June 22, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOUSTON

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the forming of a strategic relationship between Axalta and Hempel (USA) Inc. The relationship will enable the formulation/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 in the North American oil and gas pipeline market.

“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,” stated Ron Hull, Axalta North American Sales Manager.

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,” explained Martin Miller, Hempel U.S.A. Downstream Segment Manager.

This new relationship provides customers with an excellent value-proposition for the quickly growing gas transmission business in North America. For more information please visit www.north-america.hempel.com and www.axalta.us/powder.

About Hempel

Hempel 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 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 more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Coating Systems
Ashley Evans
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