Tag: Paints & Coatings

Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility
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Brookes Bell to develop fuel testing and paint analysis facility

Technical and scientific consultancy Brookes Bell has announced plans to develop a high-end laboratory to deliver comprehensive metallurgy, fuel testing, paint analysis and non-destructive testing facilities to help deliver a more comprehensive service to its maritime clients. The 8,000 square foot laboratory will also support entry into new markets. The facility will be commissioned in...

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 launches solvent-free epoxy coating for ballast tanks
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Chugoku launches solvent-free epoxy coating for ballast tanks

Following years of extensive prototype trials in field tests, Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) is ready to launch a new solvent-free epoxy coating that can be applied to water ballast tanks (WBT) with standard application equipment that meets new Korean regulations under the Atmospheric Environment Conservation Act for the management of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). CMP’s...

Norwegian Cruise Line signs fleet-wide agreement with Nippon Paint
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Norwegian Cruise Line signs fleet-wide agreement with Nippon Paint

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has signed a long-term supply contract with Nippon Paint Marine to ensure the delivery of antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, which was signed late last year, will see the coatings specialist apply its low-friction...

Nippon Paint Marine sees growth in coatings business
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Nippon Paint Marine sees growth in coatings business

Nippon Paint Marine has announced that the number of its hull coatings at dry-dock increased by 9 per cent this year compared to the company’s 2018 figures. In the 12-month period to June 2019, the marine coatings supplier, a division of Japan’s Nippon Paint, registered increased applications across all ship sectors, with growth in supply...

Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement
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Jotun and COSCO renew joint venture agreement

COSCO SHIPPING International Hong Kong and marine coatings supplier Jotun have reinforced their commitment to one another with the renewal of their long-standing joint venture (JV) agreement. The JV, first signed in 2005, secures the future of Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (JCMC), a 50-50 owned entity. Since opening for business, JCMC has grown market share...

Nippon Paint Marine adds to NOA range of epoxy coatings
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Nippon Paint Marine adds to NOA range of epoxy coatings

Nippon Paint Marine has added a new system to its Nippon Optimised and Advanced (NOA) range of self-indicating epoxy coatings. The addition will protect chemical and product carrier tanks from corrosion and cargo contamination. NOA PC 700, a phenolic/novolac-based epoxy, is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, solvents and petroleum products, including those containing...

Jotun introduces TankFast to cut storage tank turnaround times
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Jotun introduces TankFast to cut storage tank turnaround times

  Norwegian paint and coatings manufacturer Jotun is launching a new range of tank linings formulated to allow tanks to return back to service quicker than previously. “To optimise earnings our customers need to ensure tanks are fully operational,” said, Miles Buckhurst, global concept director – HPI, Jotun. “Even with spare tanks, storage and transportation...

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...