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Live from Posidonia 2018

Hempel’s paint that launched 1,000 ships

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel reports that it has applied its award-winning fouling defence coating, Hempaguard, to more than 1,000 ships of all different types, the milestone full-vessel coating having been achieved in April.

Hempaguard was launched in 2013 and uses the company’s patented Actiguard technology, which combines a smooth silicone coating with the consistent release of limited biocides through a hydrogel layer.

Global product manager Henrik Dyrholm comments: “Reaching this significant number of full vessel applications for Hempaguard in such a short time-period is a true testament to the value-added delivered by this innovative product. We have proven that Hempaguard delivers up to 6% fuel savings and retains its effectiveness during extended idle periods of up to 120 days.”

Hempel is exhibiting at Posidonia at stand no.3.411.

Seatrade Maritime News will be reporting Live From Posidonia 2018

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