MARINELINE® & CHEMLINE® COATINGS FOR INDUSTRY

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ADVANCED POLYMER COATINGS ANNOUNCES AT SMM 2012 THE 500TH SHIP COATED WITH MARINELINE® AND INTRODUCTION OF GUARDLINE®, A LOW TEMPERATURE CURE CARGO TANK COATING FOR PRODUCT TANKERS

HAMBURG, GERMANY – September 4, 2012  — Advanced Polymer Coatings, (Avon, Ohio, USA), is making a significant statement at SMM 2012 (Stand B5-421), with the announcement of the 500th maritime vessel with tanks coated with MarineLine®.

According to APC Chairman, Mr. Donald J. Keehan, this coating milestone was reached during 2012. MarineLine® cargo tank coatings, including the industry-leader MarineLine® 784, are used worldwide on chemical, product and barge tankers to transport a wide range of liquid cargoes. “We are very proud of reaching this goal of 500 ships coated with MarineLine®. This shows that our coating has been of valuable service to the marine industry for many years, and has secured its place as a viable and cost-effective solution compared to stainless steel tanks or other coatings,” he says.

MarineLine In Turkey

MarineLine® 784 uses a forced hot air heat cure to deliver the ultimate cargo tank coating protection on the market today. The technology is based on a tightly knit, cross-linked organic-inorganic polymer structure that creates a nearly impermeable barrier. The coating delivers on ‘green’ principles that have become vital in today’s operating environments to protect maritime chemical and product tankers, their cargoes, and the environment. MarineLine® 784 outperforms stainless steel and all other phenolic and zinc coatings, providing the highest chemical resistance available. Heat curing in the shipyard enables MarineLine® 784 coated tanks to carry aggressive cargoes immediately without restrictions, allowing the ship owner to earn premium chartering rates immediately by carrying the most versatile range of cargoes possible.

A NEW PRODUCT FOR A NEW SHIPPING NICHE

A new cargo tank coating, GuardLine® is being introduced by APC for the first time at SMM 2012. “This new coating will have a major impact in the product tanker market,” according to Mr. Keehan, “especially those tanker owners who trade in the Clean Petroleum Products, Bio- Fuels, Vegetable and Edible Oils, and Dirty Petroleum Products markets. Some of these areas are emerging and growing considerably. Shipowners need a versatile and protective tank coating capable of transporting these corrosive products and then easily switching between them.

GuardLine® coating offers greater versatility and chemical resistance than any phenol epoxy or zinc coating on the market today, at a very comparable cost. And GuardLine® is virtually absorbent-free with low surface energy, so less cleaning chemicals are needed, and less slops are created. There are also fewer limitations than conventional coatings and stainless steel tanks. This gives shipowners the opportunity to carry a wide range of profitable cargoes without worrying about the previous cargo residue contaminating the next cargo.