Tag: <span>Selektope</span>

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...

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...

I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling
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I-Tech receives 36m SEK order for Selektope antifouling

Swedish company I-Tech has received a supply order of its antifouling ingredient Selektope from Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). The order is worth 36 million SEK (3.9 million USD). Selektope is an organic, non-metal molecule that works by stimulating the receptors of any barnacle larvae as they come in to contact with it on the surface...

I-Tech develops dissolvable packaging for antifouling ingredient
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I-Tech develops dissolvable packaging for antifouling ingredient

Swedish company I-Tech has developed a new drop-in, dust-free dissolvable packaging system to improve the way antifouling ingredient, Selektope, is added to marine coatings during manufacturing. Selektope is an organic, non-metal molecule that works by stimulating the receptors of any barnacle larvae as they come in to contact with it on the surface of a...

I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe
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I-Tech to ramp up production of Selektope in Europe

Swedish bio-technology innovator I-Tech plans to evaluate the potential for large-scale production of its organic, non-metal antifouling ingredient across Europe. Selektope, chemically known as medetomidine, has been used in the pharmaceutical industry as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals. The molecule was first developed by the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University, and since then...

I-Tech joins the Clean Shipping Index
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I-Tech joins the Clean Shipping Index

Swedish company I-Tech and manufacturer of Selektope, the organic, biocide-free antifouling ingredient used to repel barnacle larvae from ships’ surfaces, has become a member of the Clean Shipping Index (CSI). Joining the not-for-profit organisation, I-Tech will encourage shipowners and operators to make environmentally responsible decisions regarding antifouling coatings, based on CSI’s holistic labelling system. This...

The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem
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The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem

A recently developed bio-repelling antifouling ingredient known as medetomidine, already used as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals, is finding a new application in the marine coatings industry as a biological deterrent preventing barnacles from settling on ships’ hulls and other surfaces. Swedish company I-Tech is responsible for the introduction of this bio-technology...

I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order
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I-Tech and CMP sign agreement for largest ever Selektope order

I-Tech, the Swedish company that developed unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, has signed a supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP), giving the Japanese paint company access to I-Tech’s Selektope-containing antifouling product portfolio. Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech, comments: “This significant order for Selektope demonstrates how I-Tech’s antifouling technology is meeting market demand for increased hard fouling...