Tag: Antifouling

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...