Tag: <span>Hull Coatings</span>

I-Tech strengthens Selektope supply chain with acquisition
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I-Tech strengthens Selektope supply chain with acquisition

I-Tech AB, which developed the unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, has announced the acquisition of manufacturing process technology and IP for the production of medetomidine from Cambrex Corporation. The Swedish biotechnology company will offer the active substance under the registered trademark of Selektope to the marine coating industry. Philip Chaabane, I-Tech CEO, says: “This deal with...

Selektope chosen to target biofouling problem at South Korean yards
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Selektope chosen to target biofouling problem at South Korean yards

Antifouling ingredient Selektope, is facing increasing demand from South Korean shipyards as a result of severe biofouling problems on idle newbuilds due to rising global temperatures. Fouling on newbuild ships is a major issue as it affects the vessel’s performance and energy efficiency during sea trials. Many South Korean shipyards are experiencing exacerbated fouling rates...

Ecospeed hull coating applied to Turkish newbuilds
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Ecospeed hull coating applied to Turkish newbuilds

Subsea Industries’ hull and rudder coatings, Ecospeed and Ecoshield, have been applied to two newbuild Turkish ships, with a third planned for 2018. The vessels, a shallow draught anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) was coated at the Atlas Shipyard in Gölcük last year, while an oil tanker was given the same treatment at the Akdeniz...

AkzoNobel develops UV-LED based antifouling technology
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AkzoNobel develops UV-LED based antifouling technology

AkzoNobel has confirmed it is to develop an antifouling technology alongside health technology company, Royal Philips, which will use ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LED) The solution will be applied to underwater surfaces, such as ships’ hulls, to prevent biofouling.  If untreated, biofouling can increase resistance of the ship through water and heighten fuel consumption. The innovative...

Scientists develop plant-inspired antifouling surface
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Scientists develop plant-inspired antifouling surface

Scientists at the University of Sydney have been inspired by the biological properties of a carnivorous plant to develop a non-toxic nanowrinkled surface with antifouling properties, which could save the shipping industry millions each year. Chemistry researchers at the University of Sydney Nano Institute studied the Nepenths pitcher plant and found that it is able...

Two-year sea trial confirms Selektope’s antifouling efficacy
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Two-year sea trial confirms Selektope’s antifouling efficacy

Selektope, the organic, non-metal antifouling ingredient developed by Swedish company I-Tech, has proven its ability to prevent barnacle fouling on ships over an extended operational period. Selektope was applied to the vertical and flat bottom of Laurin Maritime’s 46,000 DWT chemical and oil tanker, Calypso, in 2015. The vessel then spent 24 months in active...

Hempel launches new hull performance system
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Hempel launches new hull performance system

Coatings specialist, Hempel, has today launched its new Systems for Hull and Propeller Efficiency (SHAPE) platform, combining elements of hull and propeller efficiency optimisation to give expert advice and solutions to shipowners and operators. SHAPE is a system that is designed to increase fuel savings and operational efficiency by analysing the performance of hull and...