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(1) enhanced Coating Performance

The vessel can be provided with additional value by coating its she!! plating and other exposed areas with this maintenance-tree epoxy paint.

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Paints Develops

New Hull Coating

Chugoku Marine Paints has created CIT-21 (Chugoku Innovated Tech- nology 21), a new hull coat- ing system intended for rationalization of and labor saving as it concerns hull painting work and alleviation of the load placed on the environment.

Since different parts of a hull require different coat performances, such as specific paints and coat specifications, a great variety of paint types are therefore used. Require- ments include the resistance of the hull bottom to fouling, anti-corrosiveness of holds and ballast tanks, and weatherproofness of the superstructure and decks. The paints used can be classified by material into alkyd resin, chlorinated rubber, vinyl resin, epoxy resin and tar epoxy paints, and by function into the primer — brown coat and top coat.

By far the most significant feature of CIT-21 is that all areas — including shell plat- ing, decks, superstructure, holds and ballast tanks — can be collectively coated with a wear-resistant all-purpose epoxy primer known as Bannoh 500. This system, which is reportedly the first of its kind worldwide, uses a retouching system featuring a simpli- fied coating arrangement. Its environmentally friendly features include tar-free highly anti-corrosive coating, non-use of solvents and tin-free anti-fouling coat.

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TurtleSkin Water Armor Receives U.S. Patent

Warkwick Mills' TurtleSkin WaterArmor personal protective equipment (PPE) for waterjet operators has been tested and approved for CE Marking certi- fication at pressures as high as 40,000 psi. Tested in

Detroit, Mich., the safety suit also received a patent for its innovative design, which allows flexing at all joints. Designed to offer superior protection while offering exceptional flexibility and comfort, Turtle-

Skin WaterArmor is comprised of a layered system of patented TurtleSkin fabric — a fabric that has the tightest weave ever achieved in Kevlar fiber.

Widespread throughout the U.S., the suit is also being introduced throughout Europe now that it has approval for CE Marking. In fact, the suit has already prevented an accident that would have oth- erwise caused disastrous results.

The mishap, which involved a waterjet operator, occurred in Detroit, Mich, when the operator was using a rotating lance at a pressure of 36,000 psi.

The operator accidentally swiped his foot with the waterjet spray while wearing Water-

Armor gaiters. Not only was there no penetration to the operator's booth underneath, but the protection was such that the operator did not even realize had been hit until inspect- ing his gaiter.

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