Tnemec Offers Coatings and Linings for Bulk Storage Facilities


(KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 9, 2009) - Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of protective coatings for industrial and specialty architectural markets, is offering protective coating and lining products for bulk storage facilities, according to Gary Zinn, director of sales, Industrial Markets.

"Through strategic agreements, Tnemec has expanded its offering of protective exterior coatings with thick film interior lining systems," Zinn explained. "The addition of these specialized coatings provides Tnemec customers with additional coating options in bulk facilities that store fuels, solvents & chemicals."

Tnemec has been a respected supplier of protective exterior coatings for refineries and petrochemical facilities in the oil industry for many years and is recognized for its strong technical support, according to Zinn.

Tnemec's product offering includes:

Industrial Maintenance Coatings
Tnemec coating systems provide protection for concrete and metal substrates in nearly any industrial environment. From zinc-rich urethane primers and durable epoxies to a complete offering of acrylic, polyurethane and fluoropolymer topcoats, Tnemec products protect assets by preventing corrosion and ensuring long-term aesthetic appeal.

Tank Linings
Under an exclusive licensing agreement with Bridgeport Chemical, Tnemec manufactures and distributes Glass Armor epoxy linings for aboveground storage applications. "The addition of selected Glass Armor products allows us to provide superior resistance to chemicals and physical abuse for the interior of storage tanks in more aggressive operating conditions," Zinn explained.

Glass Armor(TM) products are an excellent choice for long-term corrosion protection and chemical resistance with features such as 100 percent solids formulations, rapid cure, volatile organic compound (VOC) compliance, abrasion- and impact-resistance, a high-build (20-150 mils DFT) monolithic application process, excellent bond strength and rapid return to service.

Tnemec and Glass Armor products have been used on numerous projects across the United States, including the Red River Terminals fuel tanks in Port of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana; the Marathon Fuel Terminals in Pasadena, TX; various Kinder-Morgan Fuel Terminals in California; the National Cooperative Refinery Association's refinery in McPherson, Kan.; the Colonial Terminals fuel storage tanks in Savannah, Ga.; and other steel storage tanks for petroleum and other chemicals at major petrochemical refineries throughout Louisiana and Texas.

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