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Hempel Expands Antifouling Lines

Hempel has added two antifouling products to its Globic and Dynamic product ranges for dry-dockings and new buildings.


Prison Terms Set in Marine Coating Case

The brother-owners of a Florida-based marine coatings company will serve time in prison for producing and selling a TBT-containing antifouling for years after the toxic product was banned.


New Surface Repels, Well, Everything

Teflon? That's so 20th century. A new surface texture being developed by UCLA engineers reportedly "can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of."


Marine Coatings Set Sail for Growth

Propelled by the winds of oil and gas expansion and new products, the global marine coatings market will be worth a shipshape $10.4 billion by 2019, according to a new forecast.


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.


Nanocoatings Set for Mega Growth

Good things come in small packages, as the global market for nanotech-based coatings is poised to show, according to a new forecast.


Research Reveals a Paint-Dusted Sea

Even when the ocean looks clean, the top layer is chock full of paint dust and particles, researchers have found.


ROV Boasts Quick Hull Cleaning

GAC EnvironHull has launched a high-speed, remote-controlled underwater hull cleaning vehicle designed to minimize surface damage.


Ship Hull Foil Prevents Fouling

Dutch maritime technology company Micanti has introduced an alternative to paint for ship hull antifouling.


Tree Bark Banishes Barnacles

A new antifouling paint could repel organisms from ship hulls without killing them, researchers say.


New Coating Has Tie-Coat Properties

Hempel USA has introduced an anti-corrosive coating and primer with antifouling tie-coat properties for atmospheric and immersion service.


New Software Assesses Hull Coatings

AkzoNobel has introduced a digital tool that enables operators in the shipping industry to assess and predict the risk of hull fouling depending on which routes are being traded.


Anti-Corrosion Spray Underway

A graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries “easily and inexpensively” fight corrosion is the focus of a new program at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience...


EU Opens Multinational Biofouling Push

Eco-friendly marine coatings that leave slime behind are the focus of a new multimillion-dollar European Commission initiative spearheaded by AkzoNobel and the Dutch Polymer Institute.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


Bids Open for San Fran Ferry Work

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is seeking contractors to provide routine drydocking and repair of the M.S. Sonoma Ferry in San Francisco, CA.


From CA, a Turning Point on Antifouling

With the support of the coatings industry, California has approved a new law that will help shape the future of antifouling technology.


CA Antifouling Bill Nears Finish Line

After several years, California legislation targeting copper-based antifouling coatings has just one step to go before becoming law.


New Hempel Antifouling Touts Guarantee

Protective and marine coatings maker Hempel has introduced Hempaguard, a line of two new hull coatings designed to resist fouling during idle periods and improve fuel efficiency.


PPG Adds Anticorrosive Marine Epoxy

PPG Industries has launched Sigmacover 580, an epoxy anticorrosive/tiecoat designed for fast turnaround of vessel maintenance in dry dock.


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...


PPG Broadens Antifouling Line

PPG Industries Inc.’s protective and marine coatings business has introduced an “entry-level” version of its premium antifouling Sigma Syladvance 800.


Smart Coating Turns Over a New Leaf

“Bio-inspired” coatings—technology that seeks to emulate the genius of nature—have found promise in insects, algae, plants and even sperm. The lotus leaf, famous for its water repellency, ha...


Antifouling Made to Ease Maintenance

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


CA Wades Back into Antifouling Debate

Eight months after backing off a plan to ban copper antifouling paint on recreational boats, California authorities are dipping a toe back into those regulatory waters.


Coating Tackles Aggressive Fouling

PPG Industries has introduced a new antifouling coating that is designed for control in aggressive environments and suitable for a wide range of vessels.


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.


New Antifouling Guide, Papers Available

A reliable methodology for determining the efficacy of antifouling coatings is the topic of a free new guidance document developed by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council’s (IPPI...


U.S. Joins IMO’s TBT Antifouling Ban

Eleven years after it helped launch the measure, the United States is set to become the next “Contracting State” for the IMO Antifouling Systems Treaty, following President Obama’s recent ap...


Coatings Pull Slick Trick on Mussels

Silicone coatings are proving an effective new weapon in the Pacific Northwest’s war on invasive mussels.


Coatings Muscle in on Dam Mussels

Silicone foul-release coatings that have long protected ship hulls are now showing major promise against invasive mussels that plague much of the nation’s water and hydropower infrastructure...


TQC Launches Hull Roughness Test Gauge

Dutch developer TQC has extended its range of test products with the release of the DC9000 Hull Roughness Gauge, billed as “the next evolutionary step in hull roughness surveys.”


Hempel Adds 4 High-Solids Antifoulings

Protective coatings maker Hempel has launched high-solids versions of its Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, with optimized binder systems, microfiber technology, and other new featur...


Slime Fighter: Coating Evicts Biofilms

Biofilms—the slimy scourge of steel ship hulls and copper pipes—may permanently lose their footing on such structures with the aid of a new coating developed by Harvard scientists.


Nature Imitated to Fight Fouling

Inspired by one of nature’s own defense mechanisms, scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have discovered that tiny vanadium pentoxide nanoparticles can inhibit ...


ACA Protests Fouling Standard Plan

For the fourth time, California is proposing—and coatings makers are fighting—performance standards that would establish a ranking system to determine if a ship’s hull is “clean” enough to e...


Coating Cocktail Yields New Antifoulant

After nine years, a Swedish research program called Marine Paint has served up an eco-friendly antifoulant that is as much cocktail as coating.


Bids Invited for Historic Adventure

South Carolina officials will accept bids June 21 to repair and paint the Adventure II, a historic replica of a 17th-century colonial trading vessel.


International Forum Tackles Antifouling

Leading-edge antifouling technologies, bio-inspired coatings, international regulation of antifouling products and other issues critical to the marine coatings industry will be among the top...


CA Drops Bid to Ban Copper Hull Paint

In a huge win for coating manufacturers, a California state senator has abruptly halted her long-fought effort to ban the use of copper antifouling paint on recreational boats in the state.


JV to Develop Bio-Based Marine Coatings

The worldwide quest for nontoxic, low-drag, underwater marine coatings has two formidable new entrants.


New Coating Job Urged for Titanic

The explorer whose team located the remains of the Titanic has drawn up plans to have robots apply protective coatings to the wreck, to preserve the disintegrating resting place of more than...


Ship’s New Life Honors an Old Service

For 39 years, Nantucket Lightship / LV-112 guided transoceanic shipping to and from U.S. East Coast ports, through some of the most treacherous shipping lanes in the world.


New Silyl Antifoulings Boast a First

International Paint has introduced Intersmooth7465Si SPC and Interswift 6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings.


4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Set

New antifouling technology, coatings performance, global maritime standards, environmental regulations and more will be on the agenda when the fourth Global Marine Coatings Forum convenes la...


Report Names Coatings’ ‘Rising Stars’

Tomorrow’s winners in the protective coatings field will be companies that can juggle “extreme cost sensitivities and increasing environmental and regulatory considerations,” according to ne...


Lloyd’s Sets Marine Coating Web Series

Lloyd’s Register has developed a new series of online coatings inspection courses, designed to ensure compliance with marine coating standards and promote maritime safety.


Firms Join Antifouling, Ship Monitoring

International Paint and Dutch marine environmental consultant BMT ARGOSS have teamed up in a new venture that allows International Paint customers to measure their hull coatings performance.


PPG Copper-Free Coating Tackles Hard Fouling

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Sigma Nexeon 750, a copper-free, high-performance marine coating designed to protect against hard fouling and whitening with low environmental i...


Swedes Tout Barnacle-Busting Coating

“If you can’t beat’em, don’t breed’em” seems to be the theory behind a new toxin-free antifouling developed by a team of Swedish scientists.


Hungry Plant Inspires Slippery Coating

The crafty pitcher plant, which traps its prey by creating a slick surface, has inspired Harvard scientists to create a liquid-repellant coating that works much the same way.


IGT Launches Marine Powder Coating

Integrated Green Technologies LLC (IGT) has announced the roll-out of DuraSpeed powder coating for boat propellers, drive shafts and other marine applications, following successful field tri...


Hydrex Publishes Hull Cleaning How-To

The Hydrex Group, a global provider of hull services and coatings, has published a free guide to underwater hull cleaning.


VA Waste Plant Coating Up for Bid

Bids will be opened Aug. 25 for concrete repair, cleaning and coating of the secondary clarifier and scrubber system at the Nansemond Sewage Treatment Plant in Suffolk, VA.


Historic Marine Paint Site Crumbling

Part of the global birthplace of marine paint—the Tarr & Wonson Paint Manufactory in Gloucester, MA—is failing and facing demolition, officials say.


Copper Hull Paint Gets Reprieve in CA

As with Mark Twain, reports of the death of copper-based hull paint may have been greatly exaggerated—at least in California. Washington State, on the other hand, is a different story.


MOL Chooses Chugoku Hull Coating

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) will adopt the low-friction Seaflo Neo hull paint developed by Chugoku Marine Paint for its environmentally-friendly shipbuilding program. It will be used initially on...


Seeds Float Antifouling Coating Idea

Floating seeds may hold the secret to more effective, non-toxic marine antifouling coatings, German researchers report.


Owners Paid to Drop Copper Antifouling

California boat owners are getting a big, juicy carrot along with some legislative sticks to discontinue use of copper-based antifouling paints.


Navy OKs New Copper-Free Antifouling

International Paint has unveiled a new copper-free antifouling that has gained U.S. Navy approval for several applications.


CA Aims to Ban Copper Antifouling

The legislative noose is tightening on copper-based antifouling paints, as California has become the second state poised to ban their use in recreational vessels.


High-Performance Antifoulings Launched

Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd. CMP) has unveiled both an updated version of its veteran antifouling and a new antifouling coating that the company says saves more fuel than a conventional silyl.


Study: Hull Coating Cheaper Than Fuel

Now hear this, ship owners: Paint now, or pay later.


Jotun Stakes Refund on Marine Claims

Jotun Hull Performance Solutions is putting its money where its coating claims are, offering a money-back guarantee if its SeaQuantum X200 antifouling coating fails to deliver on fuel effici...


New ‘Hull Medic’ Monitors Ship Data

MACSEA Ltd., the marine technology company, has introduced Hull Medic, a monitoring service designed to provide ship owners with an independent, scientific assessment of coatings performance...


Industry Companies Beat Path to Asia

The Pacific region is pulling anew on the coatings industry, with a half-dozen companies recently announcing hundreds of millions of dollars in construction and expansion investment in Asia.


EPA to Crack Down on Ballast Dumping

Under pressure from conservation and fishing groups, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed in an out-of-court settlement to establish a single, strong system of regulations to contr...


ND Researcher Wins Tess Coating Award

Dr. Dean C. Webster, a veteran researcher in high-performance polymers and non-toxic antifouling coatings, will receive the American Chemical Society’s Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2011...


Hull Coating Guarantees Fuel Savings

Jotun has wrapped its premium SeaQuantum X200 marine coating into a new service and technical support package that includes performance measurement tools and a guarantee.


Marine Trial Nets Antifouling Promise

Commercial fishing operations with extreme antifouling needs may want to coat something besides their hulls, scientists say.


Antifouling Boasts 9% Fuel Savings

International Paint has introduced an antifouling coating that purports to significantly reduce emissions and fuel costs by reducing hull roughness.


WA Takes Aim at Antifouling Paints

Washington State is proposing to phase out copper-based antifouling coatings on its thousands of recreational vessels.


Antifouling System is Solvent Free

SAS Seawax Marine Coatings, of France, has introduced a water-based antifouling coating without solvents, silicon, Teflon or biocides.


Dolphins Keep Coatings R&D in the Swim

Taking a lesson from dolphins, pilot whales and other animals with anti-fouling skins, a multinational research consortium is using nanotechnology to create synthetic, chemical-free, anti-ba...


Nature Inspires Navy Coatings Effort

Navy scientists are tapping some of Mother Nature’s tricks in developing a new generation of water-repellant coatings for ship hulls and other applications.


Coatings De-Ice, Defoul Subs, Jets in Operation

A Connecticut technology start-up has patented a multilayer composite polymer coating system that can de-ice aircraft in flight and defoul periscope head windows.


CA Projects Seek Non-Copper Antifouling Options

The Port of San Diego, CA, will spend up to $500,000 to fund projects and research designed to develop innovative, non-toxic alternatives to copper-based hull coatings.


Environmental Issues Top Marine Coatings Slate

Antifouling technologies and growing global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from ship emissions will be high on the agenda at the 3rd Global Marine Coatings Forum in November.


International Paint Expands Antifouling Line

International Paint has expanded its range of antifouling coatings and enhanced the line-up with higher-volume-solids products that can reduce overspray, VOC emissions and the number of coat...


Boats Get U.S. Reprieve on Coating Discharges

Anti-fouling coatings and other discharges from the nation’s 140,000 smaller commercial vessels will remain exempt from federal clean water permitting requirements until December 2013, under...


Oyster Study May Help Ship Coatings

Lessons learned from declining oyster reefs may hold promise for developing coatings that prevent marine bioadhesion and keep ship hulls clean, researchers say.


Antifouling Coatings Called to Duty
Aboard Oceangoing Research Vessel

The TARA Foundation and Poseidon Sciences Group announced a collaboration to evaluate the antifouling performance of commercial marine coatings products. The organizations are inviting coati...


Seacoat Wins Contract for JHSV Hull Coating

Seacoat Technology LLC said it has been awarded the contract to supply the underwater hull coating system for the JHSV (Joint High Speed Vessel).


International Paint Opens Marine Development Lab

AkzoNobel’s International Paint announced the opening of a new, worldwide marine-coatings product-development laboratory in Singapore, part of the company’s ongoing R&D investment program.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Antifouling Marine Coating

Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) is billing a new antifouling marine-coating product—SeaLion Repulse—as a “major step” in foul-release technology.


Nanotech Coating Improves Ship Flow

The Norwegian company Advanced Marine Coatings has used Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes® carbon nanotubes (CNT) to develop an anti-corrosive coating with reduced flow resistance, according ...


 
 
   

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