Hull Fouling Control: The Era of Innovation

In the absence of hull fouling control systems, within six months of active service a vessel could have up to 150 kilograms of marine life per square meter attached to the hull. This obviously has huge fuel efficiency and bunker fuel cost implications. Even minor volumes of fouling can impact fuel efficiency by up to 40%. Therefore, reducing drag, or skin frictional resistance … [Read more...]

International Primers Pass IMO PSPC COT Laboratory Testing

International Paint has announced that its principal anticorrosive primers and shop primers have successfully passed IMO PSPC COT laboratory testing in accordance with the IMO MSC.288 (87) SOLAS regulations for cargo oil tankers.   These regulations, approved at MSC87 in May 2010, become effective for new cargo oil tankers from the 1st of January 2013 under the … [Read more...]

The best of both worlds – International Paint’s Silyl and Copper Acrylate Technologies

International Paint has introduced Intersmooth®7465Si SPC and Interswift®6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings. Aiming to improve and enhance customer choice, International is the first and only global manufacturer to offer both copper acrylate and silyl acrylate antifouling coatings within a comprehensive range of fouling control technologies. In 2006, International … [Read more...]

International Paint’s Copper-Free Antifouling Receives US Navy Approval

Interspeed® 5640, International Paint's, copper free antifouling, has received U.S. Navy approval to MILPRF-24647 Type I Classes 1 & 2, Grades A & B, Applications 1 & 4. This approval follows many years of research dedicated to meeting the US Navy's stated aims of metal free fouling control. “This approval now allows government specifiers and end users an … [Read more...]