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Issue #98 June 26, 2023

Imagineering Redesign Main

Dedicated Rail Technical Team


In the ever-evolving rail tank car industry, where the safe transport of hazardous materials is of utmost importance, maintaining the integrity and reliability of tank linings is critical. As technology advances and new materials emerge, rail shops face the challenge of applying and managing these advanced tank linings. Recognizing this need, Advanced Polymer Coatings is focusing on a dedicated technical support team that will play a vital role in maximizing the effectiveness and longevity of ChemLINE® railcar linings, elevating safety and efficiency in rail transportation.


  1. Expertise and Guidance: Applying new tank linings demands an in-depth understanding of coating materials, their properties, and application techniques. Our technical support team comprises industry experts with extensive knowledge and experience working with ChemLINE® linings. They offer invaluable guidance, assisting rail shops in selecting the most suitable ChemLINE® coating system, understanding proper surface preparation methods, and ensuring optimal application procedures.


  1. Tailored Solutions: Each rail shop faces unique requirements and challenges, such as specific tank designs and operating conditions. Our technical support team collaborates closely with rail shops to develop tailored solutions that meet their needs. This collaborative approach ensures that the selected tank linings are the most suitable for their intended applications, considering factors such as chemical resistance, temperature variations, and abrasion resistance.


  1. Application Training: Our application support is an integral part of our technical support, providing comprehensive training and assistance during the coating application process. Our team of trained professionals familiarizes rail shop personnel with the correct techniques, equipment, and safety protocols, significantly reducing the likelihood of errors or inadequate application. This training empowers rail shop teams to apply ChemLINE® linings confidently and efficiently while complying with industry standards.


  1. Troubleshooting and Problem Resolution: Even with careful planning and execution, challenges can arise during application. Our technical support team is a reliable resource, readily available to assist rail shops in troubleshooting and resolving any issues. Whether it involves addressing coating adhesion problems, surface preparation difficulties, or other concerns, our expert support saves valuable time, costs, and resources.


  1. Continuous Improvement and Innovation: Advanced Polymer Coatings is committed to staying at the forefront of tank linings and coatings technology. Our technical support team stays updated with the latest advancements, innovations, and best practices. By continuously monitoring emerging technologies and industry trends, we can provide rail shops with insights into new coating options, improved application methods, and performance enhancements. This collaboration fosters a culture of continuous improvement, enabling rail shops to deliver the highest quality and safety to their customers.


By choosing ChemLINE® for your railcars, you can enjoy the benefits of a multifunctional tank lining that offers exceptional flexibility in handling a wide range of chemicals. Extensive testing and years of field experience have demonstrated that the ChemLINE® Brand of Coatings surpasses stainless steel, phenolic epoxies, and other conventional coatings in safeguarding tanks against various chemicals and environmental factors.


Furthermore, investing in ChemLINE® results in substantial savings in labor, materials, and repair costs, eliminating the need for frequent re-coating, while Advanced Polymer Coatings’ technical team provides unparalleled assistance and education to rail shops, instilling confidence to rail shops applying ChemLINE® to railcars.


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