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Marine paint with controlled release of biocides under development

Monday, 16 January 2012

Encapsulated biocides in the paint prevent the growth of microorganisms on ship hulls.

Marine paint with controlled release of biocides can reduce the growth of microorganisms on ship hulls.
Source: Alexander Reitter - Fotolia.com

Marine paint with controlled release of biocides can reduce the growth of microorganisms on ship hulls.
Source: Alexander Reitter - Fotolia.com

The growth of microorganisms, on coatings in general and on ship hulls in particular, has increased during the last decades as many anti-growth agents have gradually being prohibited due to toxicity. The current standard way of using protective biocides is insufficient as the biocide leaks out from the coating too fast. A promising improvement of anti-growth protection can be achieved by the use of encapsulated biocides in the paint. The biocide is placed into micrometer-sized reservoirs from where it is slowly distributed into the coating. This method allows for a controlled prolongation of the coating protection as well as for optimisation of biocide combinations and concentrations. Lars Nordstierna from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, will talk about this method in his presentation at the European Coatings Conference "Marine Coatings III”, on the 29 February 2012 in Berlin.
You can find the conference program here

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