Tag: <span>I-Tech</span>

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 secures $6.3M frame order from Chugoku Marine Paints
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I-Tech secures $6.3M frame order from Chugoku Marine Paints

I-Tech has received a new frame order amounting to 53 MSEK (US $6.3M) from Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) to be delivered during 2021 and 2022. The order is placed by Chugoku Marine Paints as a measure to secure supply in the expansion of existing and newly introduced fuel-saving antifouling products around the world. This frame...

Chugoku Marine Paints chooses Selektope for new marine coating range
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Chugoku Marine Paints chooses Selektope for new marine coating range

Selektope, the antifouling technology developed by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech, will be a major component in hull coating manufacturer Chugoku Marine Paints’ (CMP) new domestic marine coating range. I-Tech’s long-term partner, CMP, has integrated Selektope into two new antifouling paint products designed for coastal vessels in order to meet the growing hard fouling prevention needs...

Chugoku expands portfolio of Selektope containing antifouling
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Chugoku expands portfolio of Selektope containing antifouling

Selektope, the antifouling technology developed by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech, will be a major component in hull coating manufacturer Chugoku Marine Paints’ (CMP) new domestic marine coating range as well as in a new product for the Japanese leisure boat market. I-Tech’s long-term partner, CMP, has integrated Selektope into two new antifouling paint products designed...

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...

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...

Team Tankers signs up more ships to Selektope-powered antifouling
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Team Tankers signs up more ships to Selektope-powered antifouling

Bermudan tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International has confirmed four additional ships will use antifouling coatings containing the Selektope ingredient. The decision follows a 40-month trial of an antifouling coating containing the technology on an MR tanker in the fleet. The 46,067 DWT chemical and products carrier Team Calypso was coated with Chugoku Marine...

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...

Four maritime start-ups to watch out for in 2019
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Four maritime start-ups to watch out for in 2019

The 2020 global sulphur cap is less than a year away and fuel efficiency is high on the shipping industry’s agenda. Cutting fuel consumption and emissions is vital to meet regulation, remain competitive, and work towards a reduction in overall greenhouse gas emissions. Here are four start-ups to watch out for in 2019 that have...