Scientists at BP's Research Centre at Sunbury-on-Thames, England, have succeeded in developing a family of new anti-corrosion pigments. These pigments, which have been widely patented, are based on the ion-exchange principle—a radical departure from existing technology.
Almost all metal fabrications such as offshore installations and bridges need to be protected from atmospheric corrosion by overcoating with anti-corrosion paints.
Existing anti-corrosion paints generally contain corrosion inhibitors such as highly toxic lead or chromate compounds.
In contrast, the BP pigments have low or nil toxicity, and when formulated into paint primers outperform currently available products containing zinc phosphate, zinc chromate, red lead, etc., for similar costs. The BP pigments function by the principle of ion exchange.
Aggressive ions, such as chloride, permeating the paint film are preferentially ion-exchanged with the solid pigment particles, releasing the active anti-corrosion agents that then protect the metal surface. As the anti-corrosive agents are released only when required, the BP system is said to last longer than traditional paints.
The low toxicity and improved performance of the BP pigments has already aroused considerable interest among paint manufacturers.
BP will be launching these new materials through BP Ventures in the first half of 1984.
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SSAB Laminated Steel AB now presents two types of PVC-free alternatives, called Dobel 2000 and Dobel 2005. Dobel 2000 is steel sheet, painted with a thin layer of Polyest er paint laminated with a printed polyester film and thus both light and PVC-free. While being competitive in price and, at the
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
self-polishing antifouling, such as Jotun's Takata LLL, does not leave a porous skeleton as the toxicant is chemically bound to the resin so the paint film slowly dissolves in the seawater. During drydocking, it is sufficient to clean the hull and apply new coats of antifouling directly over the
—Literature Available Hempel's Marine Paints, the worldwide supplier of coating systems to the marine industry, has published a free six-page brochure on Combic, a new product recently added to its range of antifouling products. Combic is an intermediate solution positioned between traditional low-cost
barrier with Bar-Rust, a new-technology epoxy that can be applied and will cure at temperatures below freezing. As Bar-Rust is an epoxy, the cured paint film results in a permanent, hard lining with excellent seawater resistance; the safety problems associated with "soft" coatings are eliminated. Bar-Rust
Appropriate, isn't it, that a man name Flood made his mark on the world painting nautical scenes. Born on the fourth of July in Philadelphia, James Flood has been sketching and painting from the time he was four. His early years embody the stereotypical mold of the artist type — restless and distracted
, preventing them from being loosened or kicked out. Epoxo is said to maintain its highly effective non-slip properties five times longer than sand and paint. It is unaffected by seawater, oil, gasoline, grease, and chemicals, and can be rolled, troweled, or sprayed on. A two-man team can roll up to
area many sources estimate accounts for at least 85 percent of the total world market for antifoulings—was announced recently by Hempel's Marine Paints A/S. Through half a century of research and development of traditional, non-polishing antifoulings, Hempel's has gained a thorough understanding
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Barge manufacturer doubles production and reduces paint waste with new blast line. When the 600th barge launch was celebrated at Brownsville Marine Products (BMP) just south of Pittsburgh in November 2012, it marked the company’s success at reviving a site with over 75 years of history. At the same time
2 re- quirements that will become effective in 2020. In addition, a highly corrosion re- sistance steel has been used in the cargo tank, making anti-rust paint unnecessary. Posidonia Virginia-Class Submarine Delivered to U.S. Navy Huntington Ingalls Industries’ 1-5June 2020 (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuild- ing
when loaded: 9.5 meters that will become effective in 2020. In addition, an energy saving Operating speed: 14 knots devices and the low-friction paint make the ship a more fuel ef- ? cient tanker. 78 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • NOVEMBER 2019 MR #11 (74-81).indd 78 11/4/2019 11:43:00 A
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attended the event– pictured with Kongsberg Mari- next phase of pre-launch time systems on the bridge. activities including hull preparation and paint- ing. The third OFSV is on track for launch in early 2020. This milestone on the third OFSV follows two other signi? cant events that occurred
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up to 50,000 DWT. New in 2018, VT Halter Marine debuted the versatile vessels. Operating under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certi? cates, Baltic blast and paint facility (pictured), a cutting edge, enclosed building that allows Workboats US Shipyard is located in Tampa, Florida. Baltic Workboats portfo- crews
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the environment, which Bouchard Transportation’s M/V Evening Breeze program is similar to the previous programs such as is why we created the Blast and Paint Facility. It has the Crowley Con-Ro and the PASHA car carrier. attracted the attention of many companies in the ship- Virginia Department of Transportatio
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