Tag: <span>Antifouling</span>

I-Tech upgrades regulatory position of Selektope in Japan
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I-Tech upgrades regulatory position of Selektope in Japan

I-Tech has been granted full approval for the antifouling active agent Selektope under the Japanese Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) enforced by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE). Since 2013, Selektope has held a low production volume exemption in Japan....

Coronavirus, coatings and carbon
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Coronavirus, coatings and carbon

Way back in January this year, a time that seems like it was generations ago, shipping was facing up to a global, existential challenge – reducing its carbon emissions and the global climate emergency. The fateful day of January 1, 2020 had come and gone with less disruption than many had anticipated, with generally widespread...

Jotun launches Selektope-containing paint products
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Jotun launches Selektope-containing paint products

Norwegian paint-manufacturer Jotun has commercialised two new marine paint products containing I-Tech’s antifouling active agent Selektope. Selektope is an organic, metal-free antifouling active agent added to marine coatings to prevent barnacles from settling on the coated surface by temporarily activating their swimming behaviour with non-fatal effect. This unique antifouling active agent delivers high efficiency in...

Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system
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Hempel launches new fuel-saving fouling defence system

Hempel has launched a new three-coat fouling defence system Hempaguard MaX, which delivers a guaranteed maximum speed loss of 1.2 per cent over five years*. Hempaguard MaX is applied in three layers, cutting application time and reducing the time vessels need to spend in dry-dock by up to two days. The three-coat system reduces drag...

Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen commits 42 Ro-Ros to Jotun’s hull performance system

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Jotun that will see 42 of its ro-ro vessels equipped with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) antifouling coating system. HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2...

Sea rescue organisation tests antifouling alternative
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Sea rescue organisation tests antifouling alternative

French sea rescue organisation “Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer” (SNSM) is testing the RENOLIT Fouling Release Film DOLPHIN S on one of its vessels to assess the savings in fuel consumption over a one year period. The RENOLIT DOLPHIN S film is an alternative to conventional antifouling paints as it is based on a...

Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope-containing antifouling range
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Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope-containing antifouling range

Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) has introduced a new antifouling coating containing the barnacle-repellent active agent Selektope. Selektope, which has been developed by Swedish company I-Tech, is an organic, non-metal compound that temporarily stimulates barnacle larvae’s receptors, preventing them from attaching to any ship’s surface. The effect lasts only a short time and is non-fatal. SEA...

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...