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Q: industries using corrosion paints in singapore ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: industries using corrosion paints in singapore
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: gtlover-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 12 Jul 2002 00:07 PDT
Expires: 11 Aug 2002 00:07 PDT
Question ID: 38835
1.who is using/selling anti-corrosion products in singapore?(companies) using anti-corrosion products in singapore?
 3. usage of corrosion products for each industry in singapore?(pie-charts?)
     eg.hospitality,chemicals, automobiles,airlines etc....(breakdown please)
Subject: Re: industries using corrosion paints in singapore
Answered By: seedy-ga on 12 Jul 2002 07:20 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
You have asked three overriding questions regarding anti-corrosion
products in Singapore.:

1.   Who are the suppliers of anti-corrosion products in Singapore?
2.   Who are the users of anti-corrosion products in Singapore?
3.   What is the market distribution of anti-corrosion products in

Some background is appropriate before answering these specific
Anti-corrosion coatings range from the use of ordinary paint to use of
bituminous products (such as tar) to use of technical two part coating
systems which must cure to be effective to anti-fouling paints used in
marine applications which contain inhibitors against specific threats
(barnacles, rust, sea water invasion).

Quoted from
" Since paints are devised for protecting metal surfaces, it is
broadly believed that all paints are anti-corrosion paints. But it is
not a correct version. All oil-based paints, for example, are not
anti-corrosion paints. They are merely decorative paints which protect
the metal surface partially against the climatic corrosion but fail to
stand against the drastic corrosion caused by various industrial
chemicals & gases.

Today, there exist in the World over Fifteen Million known chemicals
of Organic & Inorganic origin. Hence it is obvious that there cannot
exist a single, all - purpose, Anti-corrosion paint or Coating
material that can effectively combat the corrosions resulting from
such a wide range of chemicals. Thus, 'Anti-Corrosion Paint' itself is
a loosely defined term that gives no clear promise for an effective
and versatile anti-corrosion effect."

The ecological atmosphere in any given place also affects the need for
anti-corrosion coatings since the presence of acidic air pollution or
the presence of salt water spray or the presence of significant
humidity etc.  Fortunately, Singapore has all of the aforementioned
sources of corrosion present in its atmosphere making the use of
anti-corrosion products quite widespread.

The markets for anti-corrosion products is quite wide spread. I have
chosen to break it down into four broad categories for the purpose of
this answer:

Marine Applications
Bunkering (petrochemical industry)

1.   Let's look at vendors of anti-corrosion products in Singapore:

The following links are taken from various Google searches using
search terms "anti-corrosion coatings" + Singapore. Also I took some
information (Singapore yellow pages)  from the comments posted by
"FRONTKEN provide anti corrosion solutions to your special needs.
Through proper selections of processes and materials applications,
great savings in maintenance cost are accomplished beside meeting your
operating requirements.
Be it fresh water tanks. marine structures, steel bridges,
machinery's, or your outdoor motors, we offer protection of these
surface corrosion problems against chemical, galvanic or corrosion of
other environmental nature."
"Creating a beautiful world is our mission

KCC was established with the aim to be the company which produce and
supply better quality paints, building materials and resins. By
focusing on the development of advanced technology and new products as
well as on the modernization of product facilities through the
intensive investment in the Central Research Institute, KCC has grown
to be one of the world's leading manufacturers of building and
industrial materials.

KCC (Singapore) Pte Ltd is proudly located in an area of more than
22,000 square meters equipped with the latest state-of-art technology.
Adopting a strategic positioning complemented by a corporate
commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction, KCC is geared to better
service the region in the years to come."

-KCC (Singapore) Pte Ltd
1 Tuas Avenue 2, Singapoer 639 441  Tel. : 65-862-0100 Fax. :
65-863-0678 / 9 E-mail :
Chem-Mech Services was established in 1989 to represent and distribute
marine technical products for manufacturers. Promoting sales in
Singapore and  around the Asia Pacific region. In 1995, Chem-Mech
Services became affiliated with Uniservice Gruppo and assisted in
establishing Uniservice International SA.
International Office
7 Temasek Blvd.#16-03 Suntec Tower One
Singapore 038987
Telephone: 65 333-0911
Fax: 65 333-0922

Am Paints Specialists Pte Ltd.
17 Kian Teck Avenue
Tel : (65)268 2122
Fax : (65)268 1112
Paint Products

Hitchins (Fe) Pte Ltd.
55 Joo Koon Circle
Tel : 8611177
Fax : 8634240
Wall Coatings, Water Proofing Sealers

Self -Cote (S) Pte Ltd.
171, Kallang Way 101-03,
Tel : 743-8182
Fax : 747-5010
System Coatings

2.  The identity of users of anti-corrosion paints is too extensive to
list in an answer.  The customers are ship builders, ship repair
companies, architectural design firms (specify the use of the products
in the building design), mechanical contractors, bunkering yard
maintenance, petrochemical maintenance, mechanical designers (specify
the use of the products in mechanical design), factory maintenance
engineers (specifcy the use of the product in factories), general
painting contractors, etc...

3.  There are no published numbers regarding market distribution of
anti-corrosion products in the Singapore market but we can make some
suppositions regarding their use from descriptions of the key
applications for these types of products.

"All types of repairs, general or specialized, can be carried out in
any of the shipyards. In 1998, a total of 4,505 ships aggregating
37.86 million gross tons required such services. As for shipbuilding,
162 vessels with an aggregate of 294,602 gross tons were launched in
the same year."
"Every two to three minutes, a ship arrives at or departs from the
Port of Singapore. Everyday, PSA Corporation handles more than 40,000
containers at its terminals in Singapore.  At any one time, some 800
ships and 150,000 containers are in our port.

These are just some of the scenes that depict Singapore as the world's
busiest port in terms of shipping, cargo tonnage and container
throughput. It also ranks as the world's top bunkering port."

It is not a stretch to think that well over 50% of the anti-corrosion
coatings are used in the marine and bunkering activities in Singapore.
Singapore is a huge container port.  I would include the use of
anti-corrosion products for new container construction, repair, and
maintenance to be included in the marine segment.

While construction activity fell in Singapore during 2001, it has
traditionally been a strong segment of the Singaporean economy.       

It would not be too much of a stretch to think that architectural
coatings would represent over 25% of the market.

The breakdown of market segments would be estimated as follows:

Marine & Bunkering combined  60%
Architectural anti corrosion        25%
Miscellaneous                             15%

Finally, there are two excellent monographs in PDF format regarding
anti-corrosion subjects included in the following Google search
result: You will need to copy and paste the following reference to
your browser or use the shorlify reference shown below the original

The PDF files are shown as library/PCE/P199707.PDF library/PCE/P199805.PDF

As with all market research questions and without access to expensive
private market reports, some assumptions and estimates have to be
made. If any of the information provided requires clarification,
please don't hesitate to ask.

It has been a pleasure researching this information for you today.  We
hope you decide to Google with Google Answers again soon.


Request for Answer Clarification by gtlover-ga on 15 Jul 2002 00:36 PDT
Are anti-corrosion paints referred to as rust stabilisers too? Your
report from the "rustguard" site states that there is no an all
purpose anti-corrosion paint existing. May  I ASK HOW FACTUAL IS IT?

Clarification of Answer by seedy-ga on 15 Jul 2002 15:43 PDT
Although I did not see you original request for clarification, I did
see your new question and answered it regarding rust inhibitors.  Do
you need any further information in this regard??

gtlover-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: industries using corrosion paints in singapore
From: rhansenne-ga on 12 Jul 2002 00:27 PDT
Hi gtlover-ga,

Couldn't find what you're looking for, but here are some companies
based in Singapore that produce/sell ant-corrosion products:

AMK Global Distribution Pte. Ltd:

Polymer Technologies Pte. Ltd:

Steelcote Pte. Ltd:

Magna International Pte. Ltd:

Frontken Pte. Ltd:


Chem-Mech services:

You can find another 15 companies, by searching the Singapore Yellow
pages for "anti-corrosion":

Kind regards,


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