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PPG Exhibits its Range of Marine Coatings at the SMM Event

Published on 2016-09-09. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG is showcasing four of its premium marine coatings solutions at the SMM event in Hamburg, Germany.

SIGMAGLIDE 1290 Coating – A Breakthrough Technology

PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE™ coatings are based
on advanced technologies developed and patented by PPG

SIGMAGLIDE® 1290 fouling release coating, one of PPG’s most recent product innovations is being showcased at the show.

Benefits and Features of SIGMAGLIDE 1290 Coating:

  • It is a 100 percent silicone binder fouling release system 
  • Uses a breakthrough dynamic surface regeneration technology 
  • Eliminates slime problems 
  • Increase fuel savings compared to existing fouling release products

“One of the well-known drawbacks of fouling release technologies is that their effectiveness reduces over time. This is often seen at the waterline where the impact of sunlight, dirt and UV radiation has a negative effect and leads to the aggregation of slime," Visser said. "PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 has been engineered to include dynamic surface regeneration properties. These allow water to act as a catalyst to lower the surface energy of the coating back to its original state and thus restart its beneficial surface configuration properties.”

Silicon Binder Fouling Release System

Visser added that this significantly extends the effectiveness of the coating and, as a result, customers will experience no loss in performance and improved stability of the product throughout its lifetime. The combination of the 100 percent silicon binder fouling release system with the ability of the surface to dynamically regenerate makes the SIGMAGLIDE 1290 coating a breakthrough technology for the marine coatings market, he said.

PPG also will feature the SIGMASHIELD® MTC system, which is built on a unique coating technology that comprises a SIGMASHIELD PRIME undercoat and SIGMASHIELD MTC topcoat. Designed specifically for the cargo holds of dry bulk carriers, the system features a unique chemistry that maximizes technical performance and offers a commercially sound solution for spot and full repairs as well as for application at newbuild. Its robust properties make the coating ideal for premium performance in the demanding dry bulk cargo environment.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015.  

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Source: PPG
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