The Future of Ship Painting
Part 1: Identifying Problems, Exploring Solutions
From JPCL, November 2020
By Andy Hopkinson, Ralitsa Mihaylova and Raouf Kattan, Safinah Group Ltd.
While the process of applying coatings to ships and the surface preparation and inspection activities have hardly changed over the last 50 years, regulations have resulted in changes to paint formulation and increased pressure on ship owners to consider more environmentally friendly solutions. This article highlights the areas where developments will be required to meet the challenges of building, repairing and operating ships in the future, and to identify technologies that may offer solutions to some of these problems....