antifouling coating

antifouling coating

[‚an·tē′fau̇l·iŋ ‚kōd·iŋ]
(materials)
A special paint containing copper used on ships' bottoms to prevent marine organisms from attaching themselves.
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In short, the A/F market has never been better for the buyer with genuine returns on investments in antifouling coating systems possible with environmental compliance built in.
Modernization hull and waterline through the supply and application din a painting system with antifouling coating free from any foul biocide technology - Ship release of Vesuvius.
Layer-after-layer the antifouling coating renews the surface.
SeaLife Corporation (OTCBB:SLIF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a key distribution agreement with Recon Coatings for SeaLife 1000 Antifoul Marine Paint, its high-performance, environmentally safe, antifouling coating.
1) A freshly immersed antifouling coating will leach seawater-soluble pigments into the sea.
SeaLife Corporation (OTCBB:SLIF) has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for its high-performance, environmentally safe, antifouling coating for marine vessels with Marine Express DBA Industrial Hardware, an independent, California based harbor services company and distributor of marine coatings.
Divers are hired to clean boats below the waterline, which is the beginning of a vicious cycle: over time, even a gentle cleaning with a soft cloth will be detrimental to the efficacy of a copper-based antifouling coating, and will only add to the unsightly slime build-up at the waterline.
In this test an antifouling coating system is applied to cylinders, which are then immersed in synthetic seawater under conditions that alternately mimic a ship riding at dock and moving approximately one knot in ocean water.
However, cuprous oxide does not only provide antifouling properties, it is also a vital ingredient for the antifouling coating to obtain its polishing and leaching mechanism.
Seawax Marine Coatings has obtained a patent for a formulation of an antifouling coating for application to submerged substrates comprised of at least 30 percent by weight of water, relative to the total weight of the formulation, at least 10 percent by weight of dry extract, relative to the total weight of the formulation, of a water repellent which is a mixture of a silicone resin, a polyurethane resin and an acrylic-styrene copolymer resin, and at least 5 percent by weight of dry extract, relative to the total weight of the formulation, of an anti-adhesive active agent.
The result is a new environmentally friendly antifouling coating that is able to mitigate the problem of biofouling without affecting the surrounding medium, and which may be applied on any artificial structure in contact with seawater.
ACA's Marine Coating Committee and Anti-Fouling Work Group will continue to work to preserve the market for antifouling coating systems, while remaining ever mindful of protecting domestic waters, safeguarding the environment, and promoting the development of safer technologies for marine coatings.