Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New railcar coatings from AkzoNobel

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AkzoNobel coating is shown applied inside a tank car. AkzoNobel coating is shown applied inside a tank car. AkzoNobel

Chemical maker AkzoNobel announced that it has received approval from the Food & Drug Administration for one of two new high performance chemical-resistant linings for tank and hopper cars.

Suitable for new rail cars or for maintaining existing fleets, owners, OEM’s and repair shops now have a simplified product range: Devchem® 253HS is a high solids, one-coat epoxy novolac lining that provides exceptional resistance to a wide range of highly corrosive chemicals and solvents over a variety of temperatures and pressures; Interline® 994 is a two-component, chemical-resistant phenolic epoxy novolac lining that is FDA-approved for rail car interiors that carry harsh corrosive liquids and oils at high temperatures, including molten sulfur.

“These easy to use, fast-drying, chemical-resistant linings dramatically increase the level of protection in rail car interiors,” said Tim Schaffer, AkzoNobel’s North America Key Account Manager for Rail. “Whether transporting high temperature crude oil, hydrocarbons and vegetable oils, plastic pellets, or highly corrosive solids like potash and rock salt, our focused mission is to help the rail industry increase productivity, ensure compliance, and extend maintenance lifecycles through advanced coating technologies and technical support.”

The company produces a range of products for rail car interior and exteriors including chemical-resistant linings, epoxies, polyurethanes, polysiloxanes, polyaspartics and other specialty coatings.


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