Move aimed at reaffirming commitment to sustainable products
HEMPEL, one of the largest, independent suppliers of decorative, marine and protective coatings, said it has fortified its exclusive range of eco-friendly products in line with the company’s “Green Revolution” initiative.
These new products ultimately aim to reduce the impact of Hempel’s operations on human health and the environment.
Underlining the strength of its eco-friendly product line, Hempel further revealed that some of its products are now registered and listed in the Manual of Green Building Materials issued by the Government of Dubai.
Hempel’s products have been classified under three categories in the Manual of Green Building Materials: light colours on the outside of buildings, low-emitting material – paints and coatings, and lead or heavy metal free material.
Hempel generated a strong response during its participation at the recently-held World Eco Construct Abu Dhabi, wherein the company showcased its award-winning products including the biocide-free Hempasil X3, the Topaz range and the energy-saving and highly durable Contex Thermoguard coating.
These products covered Hempel’s green initiative from three angles – safe and green formulation, low VOC’s and no toxic ingredients, said a senior official.
Mark Rees, the group vice president and area director of Hempel Middle East, said: “The Green Revolution initiative aims to establish the Hempel brand as paint supplier of choice for eco-friendly products that offer enhanced health and environmental benefits.”
“It is therefore our continuing thrust to develop high-performance products that comply with international standards and local government regulations related to safety and environmental compliance,” he noted.
Laurence Brown, the country manager – Hempel UAE said, “The inclusion of our products in the Manual of Green Building Materials of Dubai strongly reaffirms our commitment to offer sustainable products and solutions that have no adverse effect on human health and the environment.”
“Moreover, the overwhelming positive feedback that we received during our participation at the Abu Dhabi expo demonstrates the continuing success of Hempel in developing paint and coating products that satisfy the evolving demands of our customers,” he added.
Founded in 1915, Hempel has a strong track record in developing industry-leading decorative, marine and protective coatings, taking advantage of its R&D facilities in Denmark and Spain, and regional research centers in Bahrain, China, Germany, Korea, Singapore and the US.
The company, which is represented in more than 80 countries, has established a network of 20 factories, 47 sales offices and more than 150 stock points strategically located around the world.