New Hempel coating promises fouling-free operations for 60 months

New Hempel coating promises fouling-free operations for 60 months

Hempel has launched a new antifouling coating, Atlantic+, designed to protect the hull from fouling for service intervals up to 60 months.

Atlantic+ incorporates a powerful biocide package and proven binder system. This ensures progressive and controlled self-polishing immediately following application.

The coating is also reinforced with Hempel’s patented microfibre technology, Hempadur Ultra Strength Fibre. The microfibre technology increases the strength of the antifouling by introducing an internal skeleton of fibres, which improves protection on areas exposed to impact and abrasion. This reduces the areas to blast and ultimately decreases the costs of dry-docking.

The antifouling is suitable for all vessel types and all water temperatures.

Davide Ippolito, group product manager, Marine Group Product & Portfolio, Hempel, commented: “Ever mindful of the operational and financial pressures on shipowners and operators, we are keen to continue to broaden our portfolio of hull coatings to ensure we are delivering a range of solutions to suit every customer. Atlantic+ is a mid-market coating that enables shipowners to benefit from a high-quality, high performing antifouling with superior mechanical strength. We’ve ensured our new product is easy to apply and that it provides protection for up to 60 months in a wide range of conditions offering high operational flexibility.”