Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd. (CMP) has unveiled both an updated version of its veteran antifouling and a new low-VOC coating that the company creates a fuel-saving, ultra-smooth surface.
Seagrandprix 1000 L is an advanced formulation of the Japanese coatings maker’s original TBT-free silyl coating, now in service for 20 years; Seaflo Neo is new. Both were introduced at Nor-Shipping 2011, held in May in Oslo.
Seagrandprix 1000 L
Like its predecessor introduced a generation ago, Seagrandprix 1000 L is a fully hydrolyzing undiluted silyl. The new high-volume formulation, however, is formulated to be more economical in providing the thickness required for long in-service periods, according to CMP.
Seaflo Neo is a new, low-VOC (330 g/L) coating that the company describes as “beyond silyl,” with self-leveling, self-polishing characteristics that create an “ultra-smooth surface” to reduce friction and save fuel.
The coating “meets practical requirements during drydocking while providing fuel savings for the shipowner and environmental benefits for both owner and shipyard,” CMP says.
|CMP says its new low-VOC Seaflo Neo goes “beyond silyl” and creates a lower-friction surface.|
Its self-leveling characteristics minimize orange peel and the effect of overspray droplets on the surface, thus reducing friction and trimming fuel costs by 3% to 5% over conventional silyl coatings, the company says.
Seaflo Neo can be applied by conventional airless spray methods and has the demonstrated potential to achieve 90-month docking intervals for various ship types, CMP reports.
More information: http://www.cmp.co.jp/en/.