HOUSTON – Coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems is forming a strategic partnership with Hempel (USA) Inc. for oil and gas pipeline coating technology. The relationship will enable the formulation/availability of a coating system that boasts external coatings with significant corrosion protection and internal coatings with advanced flow efficiency for natural gas transmission pipes in the North American oil and gas pipeline market.

“We, at Axalta, are thrilled to partner with Hempel to offer a full product line of world-class powder and liquid coatings for the North American market,” said Ron Hull, Axalta North American Sales Manager.

This new relationship combines the corrosion protection found in Axalta’s fusion-bonded-epoxy powder for external pipe for oil and gas pipelines with Hempel’s advanced, liquid, flow-efficiency epoxies for internal coating. The resulting product is a corrosion- and abrasion-resistant internal and external coating designed to be suitable for even the harshest of environments.

Hempel is a world?leading coatings supplier for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets.