Tag: <span>Biofouling</span>

HullWiper launches in South Korea
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HullWiper launches in South Korea

HullWiper has launched operations at its newest location, South Korea. Through a partnership with HullWiper Korea, a company based at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in Busan, it will provide green, sustainable and affordable hull cleaning solutions to all vessel types calling at the country’s main ports. Hull cleaning in South Korea is highly...

I-Tech secures 6.4M frame order from Chugoku for antifouling agent
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I-Tech secures 6.4M frame order from Chugoku for antifouling agent

Swedish developers of active antifouling agent Selektope, I-Tech, has received a frame order worth 53m SEK (6.4m USD) from Japanese paint manufacturer, Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). Chugoku Marine Paints placed the order as a measure to secure supply in the expansion of existing and newly introduced fuel-saving antifouling products around the world. The order comes...

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....

40 per cent of vessels have ‘unacceptable levels of biofouling’
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40 per cent of vessels have ‘unacceptable levels of biofouling’

New research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech finds that 40 per cent of vessels have unacceptable levels of barnacle fouling. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull fouling condition on a sample of 249 ships which dry-docked over a four-year period between 2015-2019. The sample included all major ship...

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...

Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling
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Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling

Off the shelf ship designs have passed their sell by date, says Mohamed Zaitoun, the MD of Zaitoun Green Shipping. Nowadays a new generation of owners are building ships tailored to both their exact operational needs and environmental performance ambitions. The right approach to biofouling, or rather to eradicating biofouling, is one small yet vital...

More proactive technology needed to combat biofouling
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More proactive technology needed to combat biofouling

The rapid pace of technological innovation has had a growing impact on the shipping industry.  But as owners and fleet managers face increasing pressure to improve environmental performance, new technologies will be necessary to ensure a profitable and sustainable future.  The impact of biofouling on ship fuel use and emissions has generated increasing attention. According...

Shipping’s clean up ACT – a proactive approach to realising the potential of clean hulls
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Shipping’s clean up ACT – a proactive approach to realising the potential of clean hulls

Dr. Mario Tamburri, director of ACT/MERC, argued that a huge win-win for both commercial shipping and the environment can be achieved with a holistic approach to biofouling and better in water cleaning of vessels. That includes ‘getting proactive’ on one of our industry’s most pressing challenges. Ask Professor Mario Tamburri a single question about vessel...