Epoxy Linings Protect Rail Tank, Hopper Cars from Chemical Corrosion

Photo courtesy of AkzoNobel.

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) recently released two chemical-resistant linings to help the rail industry protect tank and hopper cars from an expanded range of chemical corrosion.

The linings are suitable for new railcars or maintaining existing fleets. Owners, original equipment manufacturers, and repair shops can now simplify their product range while boosting productivity, throughput, and protection in railcar interiors.

The Devchem 253HS product is a high-solids, one-coat epoxy novolac lining that provides strong resistance to a wide range of highly corrosive chemicals and solvents over diverse temperatures and pressures.

Meanwhile, the Interline 994 is a two-component, chemical-resistant phenolic epoxy novolac lining that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Silver Spring, Maryland) for railcar interiors that carry harsh corrosive liquids and oils at high temperatures, including molten sulfur.

“These easy-to-use, fast drying, chemical-resistant linings dramatically increase the level of protection in railcar interiors,” says Tim Schaffer, AkzoNobel’s key account manager for North American rail.

Source: AkzoNobel, www.akzonobel.com.