Tag: <span>Paints & Coatings</span>

Hempel launches new sustainability framework
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Hempel launches new sustainability framework

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced the launch of its new sustainability framework, Futureproof. The launch of Futureproof follows the recent announcement that Hempel has an ambition to double its revenue by 2025. “We firmly believe that placing sustainability at the heart of how we do business is essential for our ambition to double the...

Nippon Paint Marine launches new nano antifouling technology
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Nippon Paint Marine launches new nano antifouling technology

Coatings manufacturer Nippon Paint Marine has launched a new antifouling technology which reportedly enhances antifouling performance to a level and consistency never seen before. It also substantially improves the time and the film thickness required for application, compared to other hull coatings. Introduced to the market this week, FASTAR is a self-polishing antifouling paint that...

Jotun prepares solvent-free coating for global launch
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Jotun prepares solvent-free coating for global launch

  Marine coatings specialist Jotun has announced that it is ready to launch its proven Jotacote Universal S120 primer to the worldwide market after three years of success in the North East Asian and West European market. Jotacote Universal S120 is the world’s first PSPC approved single coat, solvent-free system, with approvals since 2017. The...

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...