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Advanced Polymer Coatings has been granted a three-year
certification of the ISO 9001:2008 standard, by ABS Quality
Evaluations. The certification reads: "Manufacturer of
engineered, innovative polymer based coatings and resins
based on leading edge technology."
The ABS QE's ISO 9001 program provides a foundation to
enable companies to improve their business economics. Advanced
Polymer Coatings is a leading supplier of high performance
coatings based on a proprietary and patented polymer that resists a
wide range of acids, alkalis, and caustics. The company's
well-known coating brands include MarineLine, ChemLine,
PowerLine, and RaiLine.
According to Don Keehan, APC Chairman, "ISO certification is
recognised throughout the world as a commitment to continuous
improvement in all areas of our operations. Achieving ISO
certification clearly illustrates our continuing high standards to
produce quality products for our customers throughout the world.
We are very pleased to earn this distinction."
Dina Kitral, APC Quality Supervisor, adds "The ISO process took
us through eight quality management principles to guide us
towards improved performance. These involved a focus on the
customer, leadership within our organisation, involving our people
at all levels, managing our activities as a process, identifying,
understanding and managing interrelated processes as a system to
achieve objectives, working to continually improve our
performance, using objective data to formulate effective decisions,
and working closely with our suppliers to benefit all entities."
For further information contact:
Advanced Polymer Coatings, USA.
PAINT and COATING developments
Advanced Polymer Coatings receives ISO 9001:2008 certification from ABS QE
Three-year ISO 9001:2008 certification for APC
When the ice-going general cargo vessel 'Ernst Hagendorn'
came into drydock two and a half years after a large part of
its underwater hull had been given an Ecospeed coating, it
was decided to apply it to the remainder of the underwater
hull as well.
In December 2006 owners G. Buck Schiffahrts decided to have
the vertical sides, the bow area and the rudder of the general cargo
vessel coated with Ecospeed while a traditional paint was applied
to the flat bottom.
After sailing in the harsh icy conditions of the Baltic area for
two and a half years, the vessel went into drydock at the Tosmare
Shipyard in Liepaja, Latvia, in May 2009. Only very minor touch
ups were needed for the Ecospeed coating which was still in very
good condition. Upon inspection of the flat bottom the owners
decided to remove the conventional paint and apply Ecospeed.
Additional paint supplies were immediately sent to the shipyard so
that the 'Ernst Hagendorn' is now sailing with an Ecospeed
protective coating on its entire underwater hull.
Ecospeed is a "once in a lifetime" coating that allows owners to
carry out repairs in a far greater range of drydocks as, because no
repainting is necessary, the choice of drydock is not limited by the
weather conditions. In addition, more yards become available as
time and cost in drydock is reduced. Minor maintenance on
Ecospeed or cleaning of any fouling can easily be performed
underwater or in drydock. This always restores the vessel's optimal
For further information contact:
Hydrex, Belgium. Web: www.hydrex.be
Ecospeed chosen to replace traditional paint
Condition of bow area prior to Ecospeed application
'M/V Ernst Hagendorn' during application in 2006
Ecospeed on stern area in excellent condition in May 2009
Application of Ecospeed on flat bottom section
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