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"K" Line vessel marks milestone for International Paints

"K" Line vessel marks milestone for International Paints

Shanghai: The "K" Line owned 77,302 dwt vessel Corona Emblem (pictured), built in 1998 has become the 100th vessel to be coated with UK-Based International Paint's  Intersleek® 900 anti-fouling product at Huarun Dadong Dockyard in Shanghai, China. Both companies held a joint ceremony to mark the occasion in Tokyo, Japan on the 27th May 2008.

"Inflating crude oil prices is a big issue," said Yoshida Katsue, "K" LINE representative director & managing executive. "We think Intersleek 900, which enables the reduction of fuel consumption, could be the solution for this".

Intersleek 900 is a revolutionary, fluoropolymer based, patented foul release product that is said to offer unprecedented low levels of average hull roughness, excellent foul release capabilities and good resistance to mechanical damage for all vessels operating above 10 knots.    

"We're delighted to be working with International Paint on this project and very pleased that the 'Corona Emblem' is the 100th Intersleek 900 application," said "K" LINE maritime cost administration group gm. "For "K" LINE, Intersleek 900 forms a strategic part of our maintenance reduction programme with associated cost savings through reduced time in dock, blasting and repair costs and coatings volumes. We also fully expect to achieve all of our hull coatings environmental and performance objectives through the use of this exciting new technology".  [30/05/08]