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Tank Containers May/June 2018 B ULK D ISTRIBUTOR 7 APC hosts global ChemLine summit A dvanced Polymer Coatings (APC), the company behind the ChemLine tank lining system, recently convened its first ChemLine Global Tank Container Summit in Avon, Ohio, USA, with its key worldwide partner applicators and APC representatives. The purpose of the summit, according to Martin Kilroe, APC global tank container manager, was to bring together partner applicators that specialise in applying ChemLine linings for tank containers, to ensure a consistent high quality approach that mirrors APC’s core values and quality objectives. The theme of the event was focused on ‘Partners in Performance’. Kilroe explained: “At the summit, we were able to connect and build strong collaborative relationships. Each of the applicators exhibits the highest level of professionalism in their work, and they command exceptional quality in every application. They are not only passionate about their work, but also keenly familiar with our ChemLine system.” The summit was attended by APC personnel and principals from three application companies, each with long history in their respective markets: Amfico Agencies Pvt Ltd, from Mumbai, India; Hüni GmbH & Co KG, from Friedrichshafen, Germany; and Shanghai Fuchen Chemicals Co, Ltd, from Shanghai, China. The global summit covered a range of industry and product topics on tank lining successes, customer and industry requirements, changing regulations, goals, worldwide marketing and promotion work, and application and quality control procedures. There was also a review of the growing demand for specialised tank containers with high performance protective linings to carry high value corrosives and other liquids, thus generating higher revenue. A technical review of ChemLine’s chemical resistance list illustrated how the coating can carry more than 5,000 different chemical cargoes including aggressive acids, alkalis, solvents, agricultural chemicals, and many others. This capability is achieved by the proper heat curing of ChemLine that results in a highly cross-linked and tightly knit coating structure, providing unprecedented chemical resistance, even at elevated temperatures. The ChemLine coating sets up to a smooth glossy finish that is easily cleaned and decontaminated after carriage. The summit concluded with the signing of business relationship contracts between APC and the different applicator principals. Kilroe added: “All these ChemLine applicators share a common mission with APC to deliver high quality tank container lining results. The value message we deliver is that the excellent result is a combination of using the quality ChemLine system, with the quality services of our appl icators around surface preparation, lining application, heat curing, final inspection and spark testing, and reporting of QC reports and documentation.” Kilroe went on: “The end goal is to provide peace of mind to tank container owners, operators, lessors, tank manufacturers, agri-chem producers, and chemical companies along with an excellent lining and service warranty.” www.adv-polymer.com At the ChemLine Global Tank Container Summit key principals, sales, marketing and production representatives from APC met with the management teams from application partners including Amfico Agencies, Hüni GmbH & Co KG and Shanghai Fuchen Chemicals GLOBAL EXPERTISE WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE FLEXIBLE BESPOKE SOLUTIONS One of the world’s leading ISO tank companies • Large modern fleet of T11 to T50 • Capacities from12,000-35,000 litres • Shipping and storage of gases and hazardous and non-hazardous liquid • Long term, spot-lease or direct sale TWS Shanghai- bound T WS Tankcontainer-Leasing will be presenting its range of services in China at the transport logistic event in Shanghai. 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