and Permacor products are state-of-the-art tank and surface lining
compounds developed and manufactured by Munk & Schmitz and DuPont
respectively, of Germany. They have found world-wide acceptance
in the food and beverage, water and petrochemical industries and
with the world's toughest standards authorities. Their rugged properties
and solvent free constitution ensure that they can withstand chemical
and mechanical abuse and are easy to clean.
The German standards
authority TUV found Munkadur so effective as a barrier between product
and tank, that Munk & Schmitz are permitted to design steel tanks
without the mandatory corrosion factor being added to the thickness
of the material.
Apart from the
shared features mentioned above, each product has specific characteristics
which have made them leaders in their areas.
was developed for general application in the food and beverage industries.
Its properties ensure that it can withstand the chemical and alcohol levels
encountered in those industries.
was developed for the brewing sector of the beverages industry. It was
found that the product has a greater tendency to stick to the sides of
the storage vessels and was more difficult to clean off. Munkadur GL has
additional anti-stick qualities which allow for greater ease of cleaning.
was developed for high alcohol content (96%) resistance for the brandy,
spirit and general chemical industry. It is also ideally suited to the
road and rail tanker industry.
2807 HS/A is an antistatic lining developed specifically for the
petrochemical industry. The levels of chemical attack and the ever present
danger of fire and gas explosions at refineries and storage facilities
required the development of a special lining. With product being pumped
at high volumes, the unstable nature of the product and the presence of
highly inflammable fumes, sparks caused by static electricity are a great
danger. Permacor has high resistance to chemical attack and special antistatic
qualities which eliminate static and the corresponding danger of accidental
Although Emplast is
the sole Southern African licensee for these products, we will also use
another product if it is better suited to an application or when specified
by a client.