Hempel recently launched two new coating solutions for heavy duty equipment and trucks called Hempaprime Shield 700 HS and Hempatop Finish 850 HS. The company says when used together they improve productivity and quality for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by reducing production times and maximizing service life. The combination delivers long-term corrosion resistance and color and gloss retention.   Specifically designed to optimize production, Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is a high solids epoxy primer that delivers long-term corrosion resistance in the harshest environments. It exhibits adhesion to ferrous metals and substrates, is fast drying and has short minimum overcoat intervals without compromising the high-volume solids content. The coating provides improved crack and wrinkle resistance even at a high dry film thickness (DFT) and dries to a smooth finish without the need for sanding.   Hempatop Finish 850 HS is a durable topcoat designed to be applied in conjunction with the Hempaprime Shield 700 HS primer It delivers exceptional color and gloss retention with excellent resistance to chemicals for a consistent, long lasting, high-quality look. An environmentally friendly coating with high solids content, low VOC, HAPs free, tin free, and ready to spray from the container without thinning. Easy to apply using standard spray equipment, Hempatop Finish 850 HS is touch-dry in just two hours and can be recoated after three without sanding, and also has an extended pot life.  When used together in wet-on-wet applications, this coating system dries rapidly and results in a strong, durable and high-performance finish. Hempaprime Shield 700 HS is the ideal primer for use with Hempatop Finish 850 HS for OEMs, including heavy duty equipment such as forklifts, excavators, harvesters, earth moving equipment, as well as trucks, trailers, commercial vehicles and military tanks. Both coatings are now available in North America. www.industrial.hempel.us