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AkzoNobel Unveils Sustainable Non-biocide Fouling Control Coating

Published on 2016-09-08. Author : SpecialChem

New Sustainable Fouling Control Coating
New Sustainable Fouling Control Coating

AkzoNobel has launched Intersleek 1000, a new biocide-free fouling control coating.

“The launch of Intersleek 1000 acknowledes the need to provide choice and diversity to our customers by developing coatings that recognize the differing preferences and operational requirements of ship owners and operators looking to invest in more sustainable hull coatings,” explained Robert Wong, Marketing Director at AkzoNobel Marine Coatings.

Features and Benefits of Intersleek 1000

  • Offers fuel and CO2 savings of up to 6 percent
  • First fouling control coating based on Lanion technology
  • Incorporates bio-renewable raw material 
  • Helps deliver enhanced vessel performance
  • Helps maintain an ultra-smooth surface of hulls
  • Reduces drag and lowering fuel consumption and emissions

AkzoNobel’s Carbon Credits Initiative

The long-term fouling control performance of Intersleek 1000 is equivalent to a self-polishing copolymer (SPC) coating. In addition, when compared with SPC coatings, Intersleek 1000 delivers smoother films upon application, leading to lower hull roughness and improved vessel efficiency. A further benefit is the product’s eligibility to be included in AkzoNobel’s award-winning carbon credits initiative.
Intersleek 1000 Biocide-free Fouling Control Coating

Based on significant R&D, Intersleek1000 has delivered proven in-service performance on:
  • Pure car carriers
  • Container vessels 
  • LNG ships

A Ro-Ro vessel coated with Intersleek 1000 generated 1,500 carbon credits during a five year in-service trial. The 1,500 carbon credits represent the removal of 1,500 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere and were accrued through a six percent fuel saving that was independently validated and verified by RINA Services and the Gold Standard Foundation, as part of the carbon credits issuance process.

Robert Wong Continued: “Thanks to Intersleek 1000’s Lanion technology, we can offer an alternative sustainable coating option, which supports the widespread adoption of eco-efficiency technologies while meeting our commitment to developing innovative coatings in a sustainable way. This will boost the operational and environmental performance of the shipping industry, as well as improving efficiencies and profitability for ship owners and operators.

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. 

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Source: AkzoNobel
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