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Hempel launches new antifouling solution

Hempel has launched a new antifouling coating incorporating a powerful biocide designed to protect the hull from fouling for up to 60 months.

The Atlantic + antifouling system contains a powerful biocide and binder system which the company says ensures the self-polishing of the hull for a period of up to 60 months.

Hempel said the coating used a microfibre technology that involves introducing an internal skeleton of fibres into the paint to enhance its mechanical strength, which it likened to steel rebar in concrete.newsletter

Hempel's group product manager, marine group product & portfolio, Davide Ippolito, said: "Ever mindful of the operational and financial pressures on shipowners and operators, we are keen to continue to broaden our portfolio of hull coatings to ensure we are delivering a range of solutions to suit every customer.

“Atlantic+ is a mid-market coating that enables shipowners to benefit from a high-quality, high performing antifouling with superior mechanical strength. We've ensured our new product is easy to apply and that it provides protection for up to 60 months in a wide range of conditions offering high operational flexibility."

Hempel said the coating was suitable for all vessel types in all waters.

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