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Subsea Industries Unveils UV & Corrosion Resistant Coatings

Published on 2016-09-01. Author : SpecialChem

New Coating for Semi-submerged Structures like Wind Turbines
New Coating for Semi-submerged Structures like Wind Turbines
Subsea Industries has announced the launch of the latest member to its range of coating systems: Ecolast. This product is UltraViolet (UV) resistant and preserves its color while at the same time offers corrosion and abrasion protection to its coatings.

Highly UV & Corrosion Resistant

Regular coatings quickly lose their original color when exposed to the ultraviolet radiation present in sunlight. This is problematic when colorfastness is required, as is the case in for example offshore wind farms. The bottom part of the tower of wind turbines are all coated in the same regulated yellow. It is essential that the coating used does not change color. In most cases an extra layer of polyurethane is applied to preserve the color. This additional layer is however not abrasive resistant and offers only a temporary fix. A more permanent and less cumbersome solution is therefore needed.

Ecolast is highly resistant against:
  • Salt 
  • Ultraviolet radiation
  • Waves 
  • Ice
  • Corrosion

Application of Ecolast

Ecolast will keep its color because it is highly ultraviolet resistant. Like all other coatings systems in the Subsea Industries family, Ecolast is also unaffected by corrosion. As a result no repaint is required once the coating has been applied, safeguarding the color and the integrity of the structure or vessel.

Application of Ecolast is done in two homogenous layers, with no need for primer or any other extra layer. This makes the application very fast and easy to adapt to the schedule of a yard.

About Subsea Industries

Subsea Cleaning Systems, later Subsea Industries NV, was founded in 1983 specifically to take care of the design, development and marketing of what has become an evolving line of underwater hull and propeller cleaning equipment and later, the line of hard hull coating systems. 

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Source: Subsea Industries
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