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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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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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Sep 23, 2016 | Industry News

Greenkote Opens Anti-corrosion Coatings Facility in Shanghai

Greenkote opens a new facility in Shanghai. Greenkote’s coatings provide corrosion protection and are eco-friendly. Greenkote-coated bolts address very high corrosion in marine environments. The...

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Sep 16, 2016 | Industry News

ANU Scientists Devise Superhydrophobic Coating for Wide Range of Applications

Scientists at ANU have developed a new water-repellent or superhydrophobic coating. The coating can be used to protect boat hulls from corroding, prevent ice from forming on aeroplanes or waterproof...

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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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Sep 27, 2016 | Product News

Evonik Launches Liquid Adhesion Resins for Coatings

Evonik has launched adhesion resins for coating formulations. They reduce viscosity without increasing the VOC content. They are suitable for ship coatings and general industrial coatings. They are...

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Sep 20, 2016 | Industry News

Jotun Welcomes EU’s Approval to Use Copper in Marine Antifoulings

Jotun has welcomed the European Union’s decision to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings. The approval will ensure continued benefits for the environment and the shipping industry...

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Sep 14, 2016 | Industry News

RPM Expands its Business by Acquiring Specialty Polymer Coatings

RPM has announced that it has acquired Specialty Polymer Coatings. SPC’s coatings have applications in marine, railway cars and other industrial coatings. It will operate as a free-standing business...

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