Tank Coating for Navig8 Chem Carriers

Posted by Irina Tabakina

Shipowner Navig8 is progressing the application of Interline9001, a advanced cargo tank coating from AkzoNobel’s International marine product range, on a series of 18 chemical tankers currently under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea.  According to the coating’s manufacturer, Navig8 selected its Interline9001 to deliver operational benefits for the 37,000 dwt vessels, providing increased vessel capacity and maximum operational flexibility required to meet increased market demand for large volume contract of affreightment. In addition, Navig8 has selected Interline9001 for a further four 49,000 dwt vessels under construction at STX shipyard, also in South Korea. Interline9001 is a Bimodal Epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers. With enhanced cargo resistance, near zero absorption for many cargoes and fewer cycling restrictions, Interline9001 simplifies the carriage of a wide range of liquid cargoes.

(As published in the April 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 100,  Apr 2015

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