Axalta Coating Systems Debuts Nap-Gard Enhancements at NACE Corrosion 2016
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, participated in the NACE Corrosion Expo March 7-10, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past four years, Axalta has provided customers and attendees in-depth corrosion protection information. This year, Axalta’s team of professionals and technical experts also explained recent enhancements that have been made to the Nap-Gard® family of coating products through facility improvements, new product nomenclature, and the introduction of new colors.
“We were excited to bring information about our Nap-Gard fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) expansions and updates to attendees at NACE Corrosion 2016,” said Meghan Hodge, Global Product Marketing Manager, Functional Coatings. “This show gave us the ability to interact with our customers and show them how our commitment to meet their needs has driven us to pursue ever better processes for an effective and efficient line of oil and gas pipeline corrosion products.”
Axalta experts described how recent enhancements at the company’s Houston, Texas facility streamlined manufacturing processes to more efficiently support customer needs. Booth displays included the new Nap-Gard 7-2500 series, which organizes Axalta’s well-established FBE powder coatings into one product grouping and more clearly explains the benefits of its range of thermosetting epoxy powder products for both onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines. Attendees also learned about the Nap-Gard 7-2514 EN series’ color expansion. Now available in green, this new color option increases Nap-Gard’s product offerings even further.
Nap-Gard FBE powder coatings have provided innovative anti-corrosion protection for more than 50 years. These coatings provide ideal corrosion protection on rebar, used to strengthen concrete in the construction of highways and bridges, and are a viable choice for valve coatings used in many different environments ranging from drinking water to more demanding wastewater and saltwater.
NACE Corrosion is the world’s largest corrosion conference and expo. The 2016 show brought more than 7,000 corrosion professionals and 450 exhibiting companies to the Vancouver area for an educational experience focused on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion worldwide. In addition to educational opportunities, Corrosion 2016 was a chance to expand professional networks and receive technical support.
For more information about Nap-Gard, please visit axaltacs.com.
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Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.