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Hempel’s Fouling Defense Coating Meets Tough Demands of Fishing Vessels

Published on 2016-08-19. Author : SpecialChem

Fishing vessels operate differently to most cargo ships. They steam at an economical speed to their fishing grounds which can be many hundreds of miles from their home ports, and then they slowly trawl their catch. Once their holds are full, they run back to port where they unload, clean and repair before heading back to sea.

Meeting Tough Demands of Fishing Vessels

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Hempel’s Fouling Defense Coating Meets
Tough Demands of Fishing Vessels

These distinct operating patterns create challenges for a hull fouling defense system that must be truly effective at normal and slow speeds as well as during idle times in port. Alongside this, every operator maintains a keen eye on their costs and so a hull coating must also help improve efficiency and enhance fuel savings.

With a full understanding of the needs of the fishing community Hempel believes that Hempaguard, its revolutionary fouling defense coating, is uniquely suited to meet their tough demands. Unlike regular hull coatings, Hempaguard retains its effectiveness when steaming at slow or regular speeds; and also when alongside in port, offering the flexibility that is needed by the fishing sector. It is also proven to boost fuel efficiency levels by up to 8 per cent.

Hempel will discuss Hempaguard with leaders in the fishing industry at the Nor-Fishing 2016 event at Trondheim Spektrum in Trondheim, Norway from the 16-19 August.

About Hempel

Hempel is one of the world-leading coatings suppliers for the decorative, protective, marine, container and yacht markets. From wind turbines and bridges to hospitals, ships, power stations and homes, its coatings protect man-made structures from the corrosive forces of nature.

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Source: Hempel
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