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MIT Research Strives to Upgrade Hull Coatings

An American military agency is sponsoring research on the development of a hydrogel material that could help antifouling coatings stick to metal hulls better and longer.

Coating Boasts Fuel, Emissions Savings

A new biocide-free fouling control coating has been launched by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, International.

Chemist Fine-tunes Functional Coatings

Functional coatings are at the heart of research trials at a Spanish university, where a team of scientists is striving to modify the surface properties of materials to obtain specific prope...

Coating Nets Shipper $60K in Credits

A Greek maritime freight company has been named the first ship owner recipient of carbon credits through an eco-friendly program developed by AkzoNobel.

New Coatings Inhibit Corrosion, Biofilms

A Saarbrucken, Germany-based research center is working on coatings advancements intended to benefit anticorrosion and antifouling applications.

Team Lauds ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Coatings

Scientists at a Swiss university have developed a polymer coating they say is so versatile they compare it to the iconic Swiss army knife, with future applications cutting into the wastewate...

Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...

New eBooks Whet Water Coating Know-how

Water, water everywhere...but how to coat around it? That is the focus of two new free technical eBooks published by JPCL.

U.S. Advances on Mussel Control

After spending six years testing more than 100 coatings, federal researchers have learned a lot about what works, and what doesn't, in fighting invasive marine species.

Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.

Antifouling Touts Slick Slime Trick

PPG Industries has launched Sigmaglide 1290, a 100 percent silicone-binder system that uses surface regeneration technology to maintain a slime-resistant substrate.

Asia Boom Seen for Marine Coatings

Global growth in shipping and the offshore industry, aided by new coating advances, are poised to kickstart the Asia-Pacific marine coatings market in the years ahead, a new forecast reports...

Antifouling Made to Ease Maintenance

Marine coatings maker Jotun has released SeaLion Resilient, a high-performance marine coating based on epoxy-polysiloxane technology.

International Paint Bows 3 Antifoulings

International Paint has launched three new-technology fouling-control coatings that it says offer "a sea change in hull performance" not available since the era of tributyltin coatings.


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