New Antifouling Line Touts Fuel Savings
PITTSBURGH--PPG has launched a new line of antifouling coatings designed for a wide range of operating conditions.
The SIGMA SAILADVANCE range is designed for all vessel types and operating speeds and is particularly effective for slow-steaming ships because of the engineered CSP composition. The antifoulings also benefit from high-volume solids (up to 59 percent) for efficient application and evolve in a pattern of linear polishing, with consistent biocide release for predictable performance for up to 90 months.
The SIGMA SAILADVANCE MX and DX coatings provide the same high performance and fuel-saving potential as the SIGMA SYLADVANCE 700 and 800 products did for vessels under the widest operating profiles.- See more at: http://corporate.ppg.com/Media/Newsroom/2015/PPG-introduces-SIGMA-SAILADVANCE-antifoulings#sthash.qKQHw61I.dpuf
The Sigma Sailadvance line, from PPG's Protective & Marine business, consists of four coatings: two new and two rebranded.
The line is designed for all vessel types and operating speeds. PPG particularly recommends the systems for slow-steaming ships because of the controlled surface active polymers (CSPs) technology, which is designed to provide self-lubrication and a self-release mechanism.
According to PPG, the CSPs act as a lubricant on the coating-water lining, lowering hull friction during sailing. PPG says the CSPs generate average fuel savings of 5 percent and create a slippery surface that increases resistance to fouling when a ship is idle.
The line consists of:
The high-volume-solids (up to 59 percent) systems are designed to provide consistent biocide release, for predictable performance for up to 90 months, according to PPG.
The company provided the following descriptions:
Sailadvance RX and GX Coatings
Sailadvance MX and DX Coatings
More information: www.ppg.com