Chugoku Introduces New Antifouling Hull Coatings — Literature Available

Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd. of Japan recently introduced a new family of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings. These new products are based on the formulation technology of the company's AF-SEAFLO Z-100 self-polishing antifouling paint that was developed five years ago and is now in service on more than 500 ships worldwide.

In AF-SEAFLO Z-100 HS, volume of solids has been increased tremendously and dry film thickness up to 50 percent, showing the same antifouling performance and self-polishing action as the original formulation. Up to 150 microns per coat can be applied, and coverage is decreased by 10 percent.

A two-coat system is said to offer up to 36 months protection.

AF-SEAFLO Z-100 LE and AFSEAFLO Z-100 LE HS have a low eroding/polishing rate that insures excellent antifouling activity for a longer period of operation. They can be applied without extensive hull blasting, in some cases over conventional existing paints.

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