New Product Announcement: Fouling Release Coating

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023


Global coatings company PPG has released a new marine coating to help shipowners lower power consumption and carbon emissions.

PPG Sigmaglide 2390 is a biocide-free fouling release coating based on PPG’s HydroReset technology, which modifies the coating when it is immersed in water to create a super-smooth, almost friction-free surface that marine organisms do not recognize and cannot adhere to.

According to the release, third-party evidence following ISO 19030 and ITTC standards found that the coating enables vessels to maintain a clean hull and reduce drag. This can reportedly achieve power savings of up to 20% and a speed loss performance of less than 1%.

Additionally, the coating results in up to 35% reduction in CO2 emissions in comparison to traditional antifouling coatings. PPG reports that actual performance will depend on ship model and operating conditions.

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Global coatings company PPG has released a new marine coating to help shipowners lower power consumption and carbon emissions.
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Global coatings company PPG has released a new marine coating to help shipowners lower power consumption and carbon emissions.

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“PPG Sigmaglide 2390 coating is a unique formulation that paves the way for ship owners and operators to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions,” said Jan Willem Tegelaar, PPG Global Platform Director, Marine Coatings. “The speed loss performance of less than 1% helps ships operate at an average one knot higher speed while remaining CII compliant.”

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As a result, the coating can help owners and operators meet targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the International Maritime Organization’s energy efficiency (EEXI and EEDI) and carbon intensity (CII) requirements, which went into effect this year.

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PPG reports that the coating is suitable for electrostatic application, which provides high transfer efficiency, leading to lower paint consumption. In service, the coating can deliver up to 150 days of idle performance and an extended lifetime of more than 10 years with minimal maintenance requirements. 

Tagged categories: Antifoulants; Carbon footprint; Coating Materials; Coatings; Coatings technology; Coatings Technology; Emissions; Marine; Marine Coatings; PPG


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