Created with Sketch.

5. Aug 2015 | Application Areas

Developing hybrid antifouling paints

The objectives of a study are to measure the efficiency of a hybrid system for antifouling paint and to observe the influence of the physico-chemical properties of the binder on the antifouling activity.

Researchers reported the hydration and degradation of antifouling paints. Source: Michael Hirschka/

Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) and poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) homopolymers are already used as binder for different antifouling strategies.

Efficiency close to a commercial paint

The use of the block copolymer should allow to mix the properties of erosion and hydrophobicity to obtain a more efficient paint with a reduced environmental impact. Paints containing triblock copolymer were immersed in seawater in Lorient (France) harbour to evaluate their antifouling activities. The water absorption, the degradation and the surface properties of the copolymer were measured in distilled water to understand the influence of the binder characteristics in the resulting antifouling properties. The hybrid paints have shown efficiency close to a commercial paint during their immersion in situ in spite of inadequate static conditions of test.

The study is published in: Progress in Organic Coatings, Volume 87, October 2015, Pages 10–19

European Coatings Journal


European Coatings Journal

European Coatings Journal is Europe’s leading monthly journal for the coatings industry:

  • Trendsetting industry news
  • Cutting-edge technical papers
  • Exclusive market insight

Manufacturers and suppliers, associations and institutes use European Coatings Journal as their preferred source of information for the professional, more practical aspects of technology.


This could also be interesting for you!


You are currently not logged in

To leave a comment, please log in.



14. May 2022

GET RICH WITH BLANK ATM CARD ... Whatsapp: +18033921735 I want to testify about Dark Web blank atm cards which can withdraw money from any atm machines around the world. I was very poor before and have no job. I saw so many testimony about how Dark Web Cyber hackers send them the atm blank card and use it to collect money in any atm machine and become rich.(DWCHZONE@GMAIL.COM) I email them also and they sent me the blank atm card. I have use it to get 250,000 dollars. withdraw the maximum of 5,000 USD daily. Dark Web is giving out the card just to help the poor. Hack and take money directly from any atm machine vault with the use of atm programmed card which runs in automatic mode. You can also contact them for the service below * Western Union/MoneyGram Transfer * Bank Transfer * PayPal / Skrill Transfer * Crypto Mining * CashApp Transfer Email: Text & Call or WhatsApp: +18033921735 Visit:

For continuously improving and optimizing our websites, we use cookies. By using our website, you agree to the usage of cookies. For more information, please visit our Privacy policy.