Tag: <span>Antifouling</span>

HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia
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HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia

HullWiper is teaming up with KWINT Offshore Services Namibia to bring green, safe and port-approved hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at Walvis Bay. Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has issued an Environmental Clearance Certificate to KWINT to operate the hull cleaning solution, making HullWiper’s eco-friendly Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the only hull...

Kongsberg signs antifouling agreement with Sonihull
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Kongsberg signs antifouling agreement with Sonihull

Coventry-based Sonihull, the developer of environmentally friendly antifouling systems, has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime to be its sole-supplier of ultrasonic anti-fouling systems. The agreement covers every application in the Kongsberg Maritime’s range of Kamewa waterjets. “This agreement is a significant achievement in the current climate,” said Darren A. Rowlands, CEO of Sonihull. “Kongsberg...

Hempel launches re-formulated antifouling technology
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Hempel launches re-formulated antifouling technology

Hempel has enhanced its Olympic+ and Oceanic+ antifouling range and is adding five new antifouling solutions to its portfolio. Oceanic Protect+, Oceanic Flex+, Olympic Protect+, Olympic Flex+ and Olympic Protect have been re-formulated to deliver an even higher performance through better control of the leached layer and an enhanced mechanical strength. Coupled with this, higher volume...

HullWiper launches self-contained hull cleaning container
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HullWiper launches self-contained hull cleaning container

HullWiper has announced the launch of its self-contained 40ft container to meet the need for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning operations at remote locations. HullWiper worked with MFC Concepts, a producer of highly engineered modular and offshore containers, to modify the container so that its Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) can be transported, by road or sea,...

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...

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...