Pettit Paint Expands Antifoulings Market Base

Pettit Paint Company, Inc., Borough of Rockaway, N.J., one of the leading producers and pioneers in the development and manufacture of high-performance and quality coatings for the marine pleasure market for over 60 years, is expanding into the commercial and marine military markets. Pettit is expanding its existing product line for all shipboard areas. Further, the company also plans to focus on any new, hi-ghly specialized and exacting marine coating requirements.

In the antifouling paint field, Pettit products include the company's "Horizons," antifoulings for steel hulls, and "Alumaguard," antifoulings for aluminum substrates. According to the manufacturer, both products have already demonstrated outstanding performance on pleasure craft in heavy fouling waters.

"Horizons" antifoulings provide all the the benefits of self-polishing copolymers, plus an ability to prevent fouling during long periods of ship immobility. The product is said to be compatible with most commercial and specification anti-corrosive and antifouling coatings.

Pettit's "Alumaguard" paints are hard vinyl-based antifoulings specifically designed for two coat use on aluminum substrates with excellent adhesion. The hard, abrasion-resistent finish of "Alumaguard" renders effective-antifouling service with unique "halo" protection—even where the paint has been scraped or nicked down to the bare surface.

The organo tin toxicant used in Pettit's "Alumaguard" paints is not reactive with metal. Therefore, these are said to be the only type antifoulings permissable for safe application on aluminum hulls and underwater metal parts, such as lower inboard/outboard units, propellers and running gear.

For further information on Pettit Paint Company and their products, "Horizons" and "Alumaguard," Circle 19 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 15,  Aug 15, 1985

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