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Marine coatings are applied to military or commercial ships, pleasure craft, off shore rigs but also structures which are in sea or fresh water environments. Marine coatings need to provide the dual protection from corrosion and against marine-related damage and provide the performance demanded in the marine industry. Main chemistries used to formulate marine coatings are epoxies or polyurethanes.

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Mimicking Bacterial Defense Process to Develop Eco-friendly Anti-fouling Coatings

Chemists have developed a method that hinders hazardous seawater fouling. The discovery could contribute towards the production of new eco-friendly antifouling coatings. Research shows that cerium...

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Jan 30, 2017 | Product News

Ashland Unveils Maxguard™ SCP, a Range of High-performance Marine Gelcoats

Ashland has introduced Maxguard™ SCP, a new line of high-performance marine gelcoats that deliver multi-functional benefits including amazing beauty, unequaled weatherability and long-lasting...

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Jan 20, 2017 | Industry News

Hempel’s Ballast Tank Coating Helps Coat Saipem’s Semi-submersible Crane Vessel

Hempel has provided its ballast tank coating to Muehlhan Group. The coating was used to re-coat the ballast tanks on the Saipem 7000 semi-submersible crane vessel. The coating provides very short...

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Jan 17, 2017 | Industry News

Global Metallic Pigments Market to Reach USD 1.2 Bn by 2023: TMR

TMR has forecast the global metallic pigments market to exhibit a CAGR of 6.4% between 2015 and 2023. Increasing demand for marine coatings, aerospace coatings and industrial coatings drive the...

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Jan 10, 2017 | Industry News

JV to Build Polymeric Coatings Plant - Rosneft and ChemChina

Rosneft and ChemChina have signed an Agreement on establishing a Joint Venture. Rosneft and ChemChina will establish a group to develop new polymer coatings for ships. They will build a facility...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Barrier Group DroneOps Drones Marine Industry

AkzoNobel, Barrier Group and DroneOps have joined forces to develop a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces and ballast water tanks. The project will use advanced virtual reality...

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Jan 24, 2017 | Industry News

Sea Hawk Appoints West Marine as Distributor Partner for its Nautical Coatings

Sea Hawk Paints has welcomed West Marine as its newest authorized distributor servicing the company’s wholesale customers via West Marine Pro business-to-business division. West Marine will provide...

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Jan 19, 2017 | Industry News

UB’s CMI Awards Fund to Develop Drag-reducing Xerogel-type Hull Coating

UB’s CMI has awarded over $170,000 to projects with commercial potential. Michael Detty was awarded $40,000 for his project to develop a unique hull coating technology that will reduce the drag...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Industry News

Azelis Extends Distribution Agreement with Lonza

Azelis has announced an extended distribution agreement to offer Lonza’s ingredients to paints, coatings, inks and marine paints. The new mandate will strengthen Azelis’ position in offering a broad...

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Jan 10, 2017 | Product News

New 2K Epoxy Primer Coatings from Hempel to Simplify Offshore Asset Maintenance

Hempel has introduced two new low VOC coatings which are part of a series of 2K epoxy primer coatings. They will reduce on-station maintenance requirements of offshore assets. The products are...

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