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Pushboats, Tugs & Assist Vessels

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COATINGS improvements, edge retention, surface such as rudder pintles, corrosion-prone include Akzo Nobel, Axalta Coat- tolerance, ease of mixing and applica- tanks, and other applications requir- ing Systems, BASF, PPG Industries, tion, and product traits and character- ing a most durable coating. With high RPM International, and Sherwin- istics all translate to not only improved performing high solids coatings main- Williams. While these vendors have a performance for the coating, but also tenance costs are reduced and overall large global presence, there does exist improved operations and maintenance reliability of the ship is increased. a number of small regional vendors for the ship’s stakeholders. And, then, there are underwater with respectable market share, offer- hull coatings – anticorrosive coatings ing proximity to their end users and

Coatings Application as well as antifouling coatings. Mar- customers. However, a narrower sup-

Maintenance painting, for exam- ket research

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