Shipping Container

Valspar brings more than 60 years of waterborne coating expertise to the shipping container industry with Valspar AquaguardTM zinc-free coating. During the container-coating process, Valspar Aquaguard reduces emissions by up to 94%, which improves air quality and working conditions and lowers energy costs, all without sacrificing corrosion protection or your bottom line. Compared to zinc-based coatings, Valspar Aquaguard helps reduce the onset of corrosion from container damage by at least 60%, allowing containers to stay in service longer with fewer repairs.

The Industry Standard for Container Coatings

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Meeting the Challenge: Building Sustainable Shipping Containers

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) chose Valspar as its partner for its industry-changing effort to build more sustainable shipping containers in Donnguan, China. Valspar is providing Aquaguard waterborne coating as a cost-effective, sustainable solution. “By converting to Valspar’s innovative waterborne coating system, we are helping our customers and reducing the environmental footprint of our production,” said Morten Melby Hostrup, head of administrative functions at MCI in Dongguan. 

The Right Technology for Every Project

Your machines work hard. So your coatings must work harder. That’s why we never stop working to bring you the latest ideas and technologies. We are a full-service solutions provider, with expertise in all chemistries, applications and combinations of coatings, so you always get the solution that meets your precise needs.


Valspar liquid coatings are used around the world to provide world class protection and finish to shipping containers. Valspar Aquaguard provides industry leading corrosion protection in the harshest of operating environments. Choose from traditional, high-performance, solvent-based coatings or environmentally safer, low-VOC, water-based coatings. Whatever you choose, you can count on unmatched durability, superior batch-to-batch consistency and leading-edge appearance technology.

Leveraging Our Expertise: Valspar’s Global Competencies

Coatings Formulation

Valspar technologists design, formulate and test materials to ensure coatings meet customers’ specific operational and performance needs.

Application Engineering

We deliver global best practices to help optimize your operations, ensuring consistent performance on your lines around the world.

World-class Manufacturing

Whether we are manufacturing coatings or working on-site at your facility, our lean six sigma culture is focused on consistency, productivity and safety.

Expert Service at Every Step

The best products are only as good as the service that supports them. That’s why we’re proud to offer best-in-class service and technical expertise. Our global footprint means we’re there to help wherever and whenever you need assistance. We react quickly, responding to your immediate needs and concerns. But we’re also proactive, working side-by-side with you to drive continuous improvements in quality and value. From coatings to application to operations, we deliver end-to-end service designed to maximize the success of your business.