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Larger conglomerate compa- Environmental requirements drive coatings manufacturers nies dominate the marine coatings to produce sustainable and eco-friendly antifouling coatings. marketplace, with a contraction Biocides contained within the coating prevent the develop- of suppliers through acquisitions. ment of growth, but their leaching into the marine ecosystem “We believe the contraction in can be harmful. Hence, manufacturers continue to produce the amount of suppliers in the biocides which either adhere to the hull without ablating, or

U.S. and Canadian market has developing coatings that provide a sleek underwater hull that likely already occurred,” offered inhibits marine growth while improving laminar

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