AkzoNobel sets a new benchmark in tank lining performance

10 March 2023

AkzoNobel is setting new standards in operational efficiency and sustainability for cargo operators with the launch of its new Interline® 704HS tank lining from its International® brand – that can drive down costs by more than US$1M a year.

A pure epoxy coating, Interline 704HS possesses a unique high solids formulation resulting in less of the product being required and fewer VOCs being released – improving coverage, cutting down on waste and also the impact on the environment.

In development over the past four years it has been designed as a replacement for the renowned Interline 704.

Approved for use with 76% of the world’s most traded chemicals by volume, Interline 704HS provides the same flexible cargo coverage as its predecessor, while also being suitable for Black Water, Technical Water and Laundry Grey water tanks. In addition, its FDA compliance makes it suitable for the carriage of liquid foodstuffs.

Through use at new building or in maintenance and repair within all marine subsegments, operational costs are slashed as a result of it providing the fastest return to service times in the market, increasing earning potential by up to eight days.

And with drying time improved by 25% it can save up to five days per project, driving down labour costs.

AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Marketing Manager, Chris Birkert comments: “Interline 704 has been the industry benchmark in pure epoxy technology with a proven track record of over 25 years”.

“And now, as the marine industry continues moving forward on its decarbonisation journey, we remain determined to continue harnessing innovation to support these changes.

“The high solids formulation of Interline 704HS means lower paint consumption alongside 50% fewer VOCs released into the environment than that of its predecessor, makes it fully compliant with all current VOC legislation globally.

“Suitable for the safe carriage of over 2,000 cargoes and with stand-out operational efficiencies that can total over US$1.3M in savings for operators, we are immensely proud to unveil this cutting-edge product we hope will set a new benchmark for years to come.”

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