Tag: Paints & Coatings

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...

Sonihull is first US antifouling to achieve ATEX approval
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Sonihull is first US antifouling to achieve ATEX approval

Ultrasonic antifouling system Sonihull has received certification compliance with 94/9/EC ATEX Approval, the regulation applied to all equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres. Sonihull is the first ultrasonic antifouling system to be awarded ATEX certification. The certification confirms its use for ships, particularly LNG carriers, oil rigs, FPSOs, and other petrochemical applications that require...

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...

Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat
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Hempel rolls out two-coat water-repellent topcoat

Paint and coatings manufacturer Hempel has rolled out a flexible two-coat water repellent coating for offshore assets, providing enhanced corrosion protection with faster and longer lasting applications. The topcoat, Hempatop Repel 800, actively repels water from the coated surface and is used in combination with Hempel’s Avantguard technology activated zinc primer, Avantguard 770 to improve...

Nippon Paint Marine plans Middle East expansion
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Nippon Paint Marine plans Middle East expansion

Nippon Paint Maine (Europe) is set to expand its marine coatings products into new areas and market sectors following a 35 per cent increase in consolidated sales. Since it was established in 2016, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) and its 100 per cent subsidiary Nippon Paint Marine (Turkey) has seen “considerable growth in sales” due in...