Tag: <span>Hull Coatings</span>

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...

I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling
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I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling

Swedish company I-Tech has received a supply order of its antifouling ingredient Selektope from Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). The order is worth 36 million SEK (3.9 million USD). Selektope is an organic, non-metal molecule that works by stimulating the receptors of any barnacle larvae as they come in to contact with it on the surface...

Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules
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Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules

Seagull Maritime and Jotun have launched a set of e-learning modules on paint maintenance to help owners and operators improve the maintenance and effectiveness of their ships’ on-board paint. The e-learning modules will focus on in-service treatments and how in-service maintenance can limit or prevent deterioration to paint from corrosion, which can have long-term cost...

Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating
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Californian ferry opts for Ecospeed hull coating

A Golden Gate Bridge ferry has opted for Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed coating, marking the first application of Ecospeed to a ferry operating in California. The ferry M.S Marin, owned and operated by Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, has received application of the coating to its hull and will now undergo performance evaluation. Since...

I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe
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I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe

Swedish bio-technology innovator I-Tech plans to evaluate the potential for large-scale production of its organic, non-metal antifouling ingredient across Europe. Selektope, chemically known as medetomidine, has been used in the pharmaceutical industry as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals. The molecule was first developed by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University, and since then...

PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance
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PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance

  Marine coatings company, PPG, and classification society, DNV GL, have signed a collaboration agreement to improve hull and propeller performance through DNV GL’s hull analysis methodologies. The IMO has said that one tenth of the world fleet’s fuel consumption is attributed to poor hull and propeller performance, costing owners an additional USD 30bn a...

Hempel reaches milestone with 1000th antifouling application
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Hempel reaches milestone with 1000th antifouling application

Hempel has applied its antifouling coating, Hempaguard, to more than 1000 ships to date, totalling a combined bunker saving of USD 400m and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than three million tonnes per year. Hempel claims its antifouling coating achieves six per cent fuel savings over the entre docking interval. The coating prevents...

I-Tech joins the Clean Shipping Index
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I-Tech joins the Clean Shipping Index

Swedish company I-Tech and manufacturer of Selektope, the organic, biocide-free antifouling ingredient used to repel barnacle larvae from ships’ surfaces, has become a member of the Clean Shipping Index (CSI). Joining the not-for-profit organisation, I-Tech will encourage shipowners and operators to make environmentally responsible decisions regarding antifouling coatings, based on CSI’s holistic labelling system. This...

Jotun’s offshore coating system cuts maintenance intervals by 50 per cent
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Jotun’s offshore coating system cuts maintenance intervals by 50 per cent

Jotun’s NORSOK approved offshore maintenance coating system for brush and roller application on power tooled and water jetted surfaces has gained approval for more than 20 different specifications with major asset owners, one year after its launch. The system has been engineered specifically for offshore maintenance, whereas most solutions are designed and tested in accordance...

The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem
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The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem

A recently developed bio-repelling antifouling ingredient known as medetomidine, already used as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals, is finding a new application in the marine coatings industry as a biological deterrent preventing barnacles from settling on ships’ hulls and other surfaces. Swedish company I-Tech is responsible for the introduction of this bio-technology...

I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order
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I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order

I-Tech, the Swedish company that developed unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, has signed a supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP), giving the Japanese paint company access to I-Tech’s Selektope-containing antifouling product portfolio. Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech, comments: “This significant order for Selektope demonstrates how I-Tech’s antifouling technology is meeting market demand for increased hard fouling...