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New coatings R&D centre opens in Singapore

New coatings R&D centre opens in Singapore

Singapore: International Paint announces it has opened a new, worldwide product development laboratory in in the Tuas industrial zone to the west of the republic, to focus on the development of the next generation antifouling and foul release technology. Employing 20, the facility is the latest in a EUR20m R&D investment programme that has seen IP build a global network of Marine R&D centres across Asia, Europe and America.

Separately, International Paint Korea has just completed is 100th application of the company's Intersleek foul release coating. Intersleek 900 was applied to the hull of the 173,400 cubic metre LNG carrier 'Sevilla Knutsen' under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for Norwegian owner Knutsen OAS Shipping.  [16/06/10]

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