PPG Industries has introduced a new antifouling coating that is designed for control in aggressive environments and suitable for a wide range of vessels.
Sigma Ecofleet 690 is designed to deliver self-polishing antifouling for extreme and aggressive fouling conditions, according to PPG.
PPG's Sigma Ecofleet 690 uses patented binder technology and provides self-polishing antifouling protection, the company says.
The coating is for the dry dock, maintenance and repair market and uses PPG's patented binder technology, allowing for fouling control for in-service periods of up to 60 months, according to the company.
The product contains an ultra-high-volume solids content of 70 percent and is suitable for a wide range of vessel types. Sigma Ecofleet 690 is fully compliant with the IMO AFS Convention, PPG said.
"Aggressive hull fouling is a problem for shipowners operating in coastal and short-sea trades where vessels can be inactive more than 50 percent of the time," said Sijmen Visser, PPG global marketing manager, M and R.
Sigma Ecofleet 690 "has been designed specifically to deliver high-quality, self-polishing antifouling for vessels with low activity and/or those operating in waters where fouling is known to be a particular problem."
Founded in 1883, PPG is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a leading coatings and specialty products manufacturer for the industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction industries.
More information: www.sigmacoatings.com/marine