Hempel’s accomplishments in the protective-coatings market for wind turbines have won the company the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award. Business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Award recognises outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Hempel says that for the wind industry, most of its coatings are used on the tower. It is always looking for what is needed so it can tailor products accordingly.
The company has developed products that meet low VOC requirements and have short curing times, which means more efficient production. And we’re currently working on other exciting projects for wind towers.” All this means lower production costs for wind turbine and tower manufacturers. A key element of the company’s strategy is a willingness to customize products for the wind industry and offer onsite technical support.
Hempel’s product portfolio for wind turbines consists of products based on epoxy, polyurethane, zinc silicate and polyaspartic, as well as a range of waterborne anti-corrosive products. Besides adhering to industry standards, the company’s protective coatings are durable, provide ultra-violet (UV) stability, and are abrasion-resistant.