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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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Mar 29, 2017 | Product News

Evonik Offers Structurally Modified, Hydrophilic Silica to Improve Anti-fouling

Evonik has announced that its structurally modified, hydrophilic AEROSIL® improves the product life of anti-fouling coatings. Customers use the product in formulations with cuprous oxide to take...

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Mar 14, 2017 | Industry News

I-Tech’s Anti-fouling Coating Shortlisted for GREEN4SEA Award

I-Tech’s pioneering anti-fouling agent Selektope® has been shortlisted for the 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards. Selektope® is an organic, non-metal compound that combat barnacle settlement to a ship’s hull...

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Mar 2, 2017 | Industry News

Subsea Industries Provides its Hull Coating to Polar Research Ship

Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed hull protection system has been selected for RRS Sir David Attenborough, the polar research ship under construction in UK. Ecospeed provides an effective barrier against...

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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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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Marks 21st Anniversary of Intersleek®, a Range of Biocide-free Marine Coatings

Ship owners using Intersleek® range of biocide-free marine coatings supplied by AkzoNobel have achieved sustainability and fuel savings worth $3 billion since it was first introduced 21 years ago...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

Non-toxic Hard-type Coating - A Key to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species

Subsea Industries’ Chairman Boud Van Rompay believes that to the spread of IAS can be prevented by ensuring that ships sail with a clean hull from their point of origin. Only a non-toxic hard-type...

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Feb 23, 2017 | Industry News

Revolutionary Non-toxic Anti-fouling Hull Coating to Save Fuel Consumption

Researchers have found a way for a non-toxic anti-fouling coating that could help the shipping industry save fuel consumption. Prof Qian Peiyuan won second-class honor of the prestigious 2016...

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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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