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At Hempel, we see ourselves as guardians of our customers’ most valuable assets. From bridges and boats to power stations and homes, our coatings can be found around the globe, helping make our world safer, stronger, longer lasting and more beautiful.
Across the globe our coatings protect structures and equipment from corrosion. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and bring colour to our homes and places of work. We work closely with our customers on every project, large or small. We are there every step of the way, offering advice, support and inspiration – and solutions that provide superior protection and performance.
Fire protection coatings prolong or avoid steel reaching its critical temperature and allows it to retain its loadbearing capacity for longer. Intumescent coatings can minimise damages, loss of assets and even save lives by providing additional time for:
By expanding during a fire to 40-60 times greater than the original DFT, they allow the steel to stay cooler than the surrounding fire and prevent it reaching a temperature that would compromise its strength and integrity, causing it to twist, bend or break.