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78% volume solids, new Intergard 7600, a light coloured, pure epoxy universal primer providing good abrasion resistance and new Intergard 5600 and Inter- gard 5620, light colored, epoxy universal primers with excellent sprayability all year round and proven long term anticorrosive performance.

In May 2010 we introduced Intershield 803Plus, a new cargo hold coating specifically designed to address the key issue of impact damage from the loading of dry bulk cargoes. Cargo holds, as well as being the revenue earn- ing spaces of bulk carriers, are also the areas subject to the severest of operating environments. Without excel- lent coating protection, the structural integrity of holds can be compromised, jeopardising continuing vessel profitability and safe operation. Intershield 803Plus has excellent impact resistance, offering the very best in pro- tection against ‘shooting’ damage. It also provides su- perb general abrasion resistance, good corrosion protection, VOC compliance with 75% volume solids, fast drying times and all year round workability. The product has a smooth surface for easy cleaning, is certi- fied for the carriage of grain and is FDA compliant.

How is your company investing to improve your position in the marine coatings market tomorrow?

Brown, International Paint A recent example of our ongoing program of investment continued in May 2010 with the opening of a new, worldwide product develop- ment laboratory in Singapore. This new laboratory will focus on the development of tomorrow’s next genera- tion of antifouling and foul release technology.

This laboratory is the latest in a 20m R&D investment program that has seen us build a global network of Ma- rine R&D centres across Asia, Europe and America.

Singapore offers unparalleled opportunities for our

R&D team to get close to the shipping industry and re- ally understand the issues and challenges. We believe this will give us a major advantage in developing value added technologies and products for the marine market and significantly speed up our product development, something that we believe is key in being first to market with new technologies.

Dickey, Sherwin Williams We are investing in two ways, first by expanding our marine support and supply chain infrastructure to allow us to service our customers globally with the same type of product availability and support they have come to expect in the Americas. Sec- ondly, we are investing in technology with a new dedi- cated Marine laboratory in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and increased staffing doing both marine product devel- opment and strategic innovation looking at what prod- ucts the marine market will need over the decade.

Bowlin, Seacoat Technology Our focus has always been in developing new technology. Partnerships in

R&D and on the flip side with distribution globally.

What issues are on the horizon that will most significantly impact your business in years to come?

Dickey, Sherwin Williams At Sherwin-Williams we be- lieve that global regulation of antifouling coatings will become much more aggressive over the next few years, and that demand for copper free, low biocide and foul release coatings will increase. The challenges presented 22 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News


Marine Coating Applications

JHSV Seacoat recently was chosen by Austal USA and the Navy for the JHSV (Joint High Speed

Vessel). In addition to its inherent FRC capability it saves weight and is extremely durable.

Sevilla Knutsen: 173,400cu.m. LNG Carrier

The application of International Paint’s foul release coating, In- tersleek 900, to the hull of the 173,400 cu. m. Sevilla Knutsen, a new LNG carrier built at DSME in South Korea for Norwegian owner Knutsen OAS Shipping, was an important milestone for sev- eral reasons. One, it is International Paint Korea’s hundredth ap- plication of Intersleek, our leading range of silicone and fluoropolymer based foul release coatings which typically cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions by between 6% and 9%. Two, it is yet another application of Intersleek to the hull of a new LNG carrier, this time for Norway’s Knut- sen. This application means that over 1 million square metres of Intersleek has now been applied at new- building in Korea. And three, it demonstrates how one of the world’s largest shipbuilders has easily adopted the relatively new coatings technology at the ship construction stage.

Hempasil X3 Nexus X-Tend and HEMPASIL X3 from Hempel has been applied a number of

Mærsk Line vessels and over the recent months also six container vessels from Yang Ming Line, Tai- wan. The Yang Ming applications took place on two different Chinese yards Xinya Shipyard in

Zhoushan & Wen Chong Shipyard – Guangzhou Long Shue Dao. For Yang Ming it was crucial to have the vessels rapidly back in service and by using NEXUS X-Tend to repair the existing fouling release coating system it was possible to finish the job in some case in less than 5 days. The specification was: 2 x Touch up Epoxy; 1 x Touch up NEXUS X –Tend; and 1 x Full coat HEMPASIL X3.

Seacoat Technology

John Bowlin his - D technolog is radicall different than e isting roducts in the field and has shown to be highl effective in controlling marine fouling.

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