Tag: Antifouling

Nippon Paint applies hydrogel tech to antifouling range
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Nippon Paint applies hydrogel tech to antifouling range

Nippon Paint Marine (NPM) has applied its low-friction hydrogel-containing hull coating to its standard range of antifoulings to help reduce hull to water friction and boost fuel efficiency. Hydrogel, already used in the company’s LF-Sea 150 HyB and A-LF-Sea range of hull coatings, has now been incorporated into its Ecoloflex SPC 200 range. Ecoloflex SPC...

Hempel launches Globic 7000 antifouling
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Hempel launches Globic 7000 antifouling

Coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched a new antifouling coating with improved operational flexibility and significant fuel savings for all vessel types. Globic 7000 benefits from a 4.5 per cent speed loss on average, based on ISO 19030. The greater the speed loss, the more power and fuel is required to move the vessel through the...

Jotun unveils next generation antifouling range
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Jotun unveils next generation antifouling range

  Jotun has unveiled the next generation of its SeaForce biocidal antifouling range, with three new products featuring breakthrough HydractiveTM technology. The new solution, which was developed in house, provides predictable, long-term performance for diverse vessel needs. According to Dr Erik Risberg, global marketing director, Jotun Marine Coatings, evolving customer needs spurred Jotun to develop...

Sonihull is first US antifouling to achieve ATEX approval
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Sonihull is first US antifouling to achieve ATEX approval

Ultrasonic antifouling system Sonihull has received certification compliance with 94/9/EC ATEX Approval, the regulation applied to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres. Sonihull is the first ultrasonic antifouling system to be awarded ATEX certification. The certification confirms its use for ships, particularly LNG carriers, oil rigs, FPSOs, and other petrochemical applications that require...

Team Tankers signs up more ships to Selektope-powered antifouling
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Team Tankers signs up more ships to Selektope-powered antifouling

Bermudan tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International has confirmed four additional ships will use antifouling coatings containing the Selektope ingredient. The decision follows a 40-month trial of an antifouling coating containing the technology on an MR tanker in the fleet. The 46,067 DWT chemical and products carrier Team Calypso was coated with Chugoku Marine...

Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat
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Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat

Paint and coatings manufacturer Hempel has rolled out a flexible two-coat water repellent coating for offshore assets, providing enhanced corrosion protection with faster and longer lasting applications. The topcoat, Hempatop Repel 800, actively repels water from the coated surface and is used in combination with Hempel’s Avantguard technology activated zinc primer, Avantguard 770 to improve...

Nippon Paint Marine plans Middle East expansion
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Nippon Paint Marine plans Middle East expansion

Nippon Paint Maine (Europe) is set to expand its marine coatings products into new areas and market sectors following a 35 per cent increase in consolidated sales. Since it was established in 2016, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) and its 100 per cent subsidiary Nippon Paint Marine (Turkey) has seen “considerable growth in sales” due in...

New Hempel coating promises fouling-free operations for 60 months
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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....

Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double
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Number of ships using Selektope containing antifouling expected to double

The number of ships using a Selektope-containing antifouling coating is expected to more than double in 2019 following a successful 2018. Selektope, a barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech. The organic, non-metal compound temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a...