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Marine / Protective Coatings

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 9, 2019 | Industry News

AkzoNobel to Supply Its Coating for American Magic’s Racing Boat

AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip brand will be the official coatings supplier for New York Yacht Club’s American Magic team, which will challenge for the 36th America’s Cup...

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Sep 26, 2019 | Industry News

New Ultra-thin 2D Coatings to Control Corrosion-causing Biofilms

NSF has granted USD 20 million to SD Mines to develop thin coatings of 2D materials can be used to control biofilms that cause microbial corrosion. Biofilms are present in marine systems that cause...

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Sep 9, 2019 | Product News

Hempel’s New Hempaguard Max Coating Reduces Time in Dry Dock & Increases Fuel Savings

Hempel has introduced the Hempaguard MaX system that can be applied in just three layers reducing time in dry dock by up to two days. With these exceptional out of dock fuel savings and full...

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Sep 2, 2019 | Industry News

PPG Showcased Advancements in Coatings at The 2019 Innovation Summit

PPG showcased its advancements in three key areas – sustainability, productivity and mobility – in the automotive, marine, packaging, architectural and other industries at the 2019 Innovation...

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Aug 29, 2019 | Industry News

AkzoNobel’s Abrasion Resistant Coatings to Protect China’s Polar Icebreaker

AkzoNobel will help protect China’s first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2. The coating offers outstanding surface smoothness to maximize agility and icebreaking efficiency, as well...

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Aug 27, 2019 | Industry News

Clariant to Increase Production Capacity of Catalysts Facility in Northeast China

Clariant has announced to expand the capacity of its catalysts production facility in Panjin, Liaoning province, Northeast China. A double-digit CHF million investment will further optimize the...

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Aug 15, 2019 | Industry News

Jotun & Wallenius Wilhelmsen Sign Contract for HPS Anti-fouling Coating System

Jotun has signed an agreement with Wallenius Wilhelmsen to provide its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) anti-fouling coating system across 42 vessels in the shipowner’s advanced RoRo fleet...

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Jul 10, 2019 | Industry News

AkzoNobel to Add New Production Lines at its Changzhou Powder Coatings Plant

AkzoNobel has announced plans to add three new production lines at its Changzhou powder coatings plant in China. The Changzhou site supports the manufacture of both powder coatings and liquid...

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Jul 3, 2019 | Industry News

PPG Wins USD 78 Million Contract to Supply Coatings to U.S. Navy MSC

PPG has been awarded a five-year, $78 million contract by the U.S. Navy MSC to provide coatings, solvents and technical services to MSC’s fleet of approximately 125 ships. PPG’s global supply and...

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Jun 17, 2019 | Industry News

Jotun & HHI Sign MoU for an Innovative Primer to Reduce Solvent Emissions

Jotun has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the world’s largest shipyard for a new type of marine paint that reduces solvent emissions by up to 90 percent. The...

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