Industry News

Stena RoRo Selects Selektope®-containing Hull Coating for its Ferries

Published on 2017-07-13. Author : SpecialChem

Stena has signed a contract to coat the hulls of four newbuild RoPax ferries with paint that incorporates the bio-repellent antifouling ingredient Selektope®.

Combating Barnacle Settlement

Stena RoRo Selects Selektope®-containing
Hull Coating for its Ferries

The agreement confirms yet more full vessel applications for Selektope®, whose pharmacological mode of action combats barnacle settlement on ships’ hulls by temporarily stimulating the barnacle larvae’s swimming behavior. To-date, marine coating products containing Selektope® have been applied to over 150 vessels including; tankers, containerships and LNG carriers, in a series of newbuilding and over-coating projects.


  • It is an organic, non-metal compound and is the only one of its kind in marine antifouling application
  • It is characterized by high efficacy at extremely low concentrations (0.1% w/w), ultra-low leaching and flexibility to boost copper-based paint formulations or replace copper completely
  • Anti-fouling paints containing Selektope® offer superior hard fouling protection, resulting in lower water resistance and decreased fuel consumption, in addition to lower maintenance costs
  • Selektope® repels barnacles even when ships are idle, allowing fuel saving claims made by coatings suppliers to cover the ship’s entire operational cycle

We are honored that a pioneer of sustainability in commercial shipping such as Stena RoRo has chosen a Selektope®-containing hull coating product for its newbuild program. Their investment in a premium antifouling product that contains Selektope® will deliver strong antifouling performance with the additional benefit that their high-activity vessels will have the best protection from barnacle invasion.” says Philip Chaabane, CEO I-Tech AB. 

PS: If you liked this News, you might enjoy our Coatings Industry Newsletter. All the Industry News delivered twice a week right to your inbox. Sign up here!

Source: Selektope
Back to Top