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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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Nov 28, 2016 | Industry News

I-Tech Receives Award for its Selektope® Marine Antifouling Coating

I-Tech’s Selektope marine antifouling has been named winner of the Tanker Shipping & Trade Environmental Award 2016. Selektope repels barnacle settlement on ships’ hulls by temporarily stimulating...

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Nov 18, 2016 | Industry News

Revolutionary Eco-friendly Coating for Easy Removal of Ice

Researchers have created an eco-friendly, inexpensive, long-lasting coating that could keep everything from cars and ships to planes and power lines ice-free. Their innovation is a gel-based, soft...

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Nov 10, 2016 | Industry News

NRL Receives Award for Siloxane-based Non-skid Coating

NRL have been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for its siloxane-based non-skid coating. The coating can be used on flight decks and on U.S. Navy surface ships. The coating...

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Oct 27, 2016 | Industry News

Axalta Provides its Coatings to Fishing Boat Featured on TV Show

Axalta has announced its sponsorship of the fishing boat featured on the TV show, Wicked Tuna. Axalta’s Imron® MS600™ Single Stage polyurethane topcoat protects and beautifies the boat. The boat...

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Oct 13, 2016 | Industry News

Scientist Receives Award for Contribution to Anti-fouling Coating

Two Sandia National Laboratories innovators have been recognized with 2016 HENAAC Awards. Chemist Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez is studying anti-fouling coatings for underwater equipment. She has...

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Nov 22, 2016 | Industry News

Jotun Welcomes New ISO 19030 Standard to Measure Changes in Hull & Propeller Performance

ISO has published the long-awaited ISO 19030, a new standard conceived to measure changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance. With this standard it will be possible to quantify how...

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Nov 16, 2016 | Industry News

Grimaldi Applies Hempel’s Hull Coatings to Achieve Significant Fuel Savings

Grimaldi applied Hempaguard X7 to nearly 20 vessels between 2014 and 2016, and was very pleased with the coating’s fuel-saving performance. Hempel’s team of coating advisors also worked closely with...

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Oct 28, 2016 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Awards Carbon Credits to Grimaldi for Using Sustainable Coatings

Grimaldi Group has received carbon credits issued by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business. Grimaldi were presented with a total of 109,617 carbon credits. Grimaldi’s vessels were converted to a...

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Oct 14, 2016 | Industry News

Novel Hydrogel Coatings to Prevent Biofouling in Ships

Researchers developed hydrogel coatings that can be securely fastened to metal hulls. The hydrogels can withstand the harsh hull conditions of a ship at sea and help fight barnacles. The coatings...

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Oct 6, 2016 | Industry News

Antifouling Coating for Camera-guided Instruments Developed by Scientists

Scientists engineered a transparent surface coating for an endoscope lens to keep blood and other fluids at bay. The lens coating could have applications in cameras used in marine exploration. The...

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