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Fouling release coating delivers optimal fuel savings

Monday, 21 December 2015

A new biocide free, two-component, fouling release coating with a high solids content ensures clean hulls for longer periods.

The new coating minimises protein and bacterial adhesion. Source: Petra Bork/pixelio.de

The new coating minimises protein and bacterial adhesion. Source: Petra Bork/pixelio.de

"Hempasil X3+" creates a smooth, low energy surface with good fouling release properties.

Micro layer prevents organisms from adhering to hulls

Its hydrogel micro layer prevents fouling organisms from firmly adhering to the hull while retaining the self-cleaning properties of silicone. The product is a completely biocide free paint and has no impact on the marine environment which assists shipowners fulfil their obligations to the environment.

Polymer chains absorb high amounts of water

This latest solution from marine coatings manufacturer Hempel is based on a hydrogel technology comprising a network of advanced polymer chains which absorb high amounts of water (to a level of more than 99%), to create a water-like boundary layer. This layer effectively tricks the fouling organisms into believing the hull is a liquid and not a solid surface and this minimises protein and bacterial adhesion.

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