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AkzoNobel Introduces Intercept 8500 LPP, a Biocidal Antifouling Coating

Published on 2016-03-29. Author : SpecialChem

Ship owners and operators can now benefit from improvements in operational, cost and environmental efficiencies due to the latest antifouling developed by AkzoNobel, which is set to revolutionize the biocidal coatings market.

Fig. 1: AkzoNobel Introduces Intercept 8500
LPP, a Biocidal Antifouling Coating

Intercept 8500 LPP is the highest-performing biocidal antifouling in the company's International® range of marine coatings. It delivers consistent, predictable fouling control performance for in-service periods of up to 90 months, even on high risk fouling routes.

It also comes with extended performance guarantees, proven in-service performance and a unique polymer combination incorporating AkzoNobel’s patented Lubyon® technology with a silyl methacrylate self-polishing copolymer.

"Intercept 8500 LPP's unique polymer combination delivers a step change in biocidal coatings performance that will revolutionize the biocidal coatings market," said Carl Barnes, Antifouling Business Manager for AkzoNobel's Marine Coatings business.

"Based on in-service trials – which included high risk fouling routes between the Arabian Gulf and South East Asia – Intercept 8500 LPP surpasses the fouling control performance of all our biocidal coatings."

The exact operational, cost and environmental efficiencies delivered by Intercept 8500 LPP are dependent on the unique characteristics and trading patterns of each vessel.

Using Intertrac Vision – AkzoNobel's "big data" hull performance prediction technology – ship owners and operators can access an accurate picture of the product's performance on their vessels over the full dry docking cycle, prior to application.

"Intercept 8500 LPP is the culmination of ten years of research and development by AkzoNobel's research scientists, hydrodynamicists and marine biologists" explained Oscar Wezenbeek, Managing Director of AkzoNobel's Marine Coatings business. "We are proud of our track record in sustainable innovation and the performance and sustainability benefits that we can bring to our customers."

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka.

Source: AkzoNobel

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