March 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Innovations: Innovations

Coating system gets European patentHempel’s Ultra-High Solids and Speed (UHSS), a two-coat protective paint system certified for C5-M and C4 corrosive environments, has been granted a patent from..

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Coating system gets European patent Hempel’s Ultra-High Solids and Speed (UHSS), a two-coat protective paint system certified for C5-M and C4 corrosive environments, has been granted a patent from the European Patent Office. The system is suitable for paint shop application of steel parts for refineries, the chemical industry, power generation, infrastructure projects and wind turbines. Unlike standard systems, which use three coats, UHSS uses just two high-solids coatings to deliver a primer and galvanic and UV protection. As a result, UHSS can reduce volatile organic compound emissions by up to 70% compared to standard three-coat systems, depending on the system. It also dries six t

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