Antifouling Coating

- Sep 21, 2019-

Marine biofouling is ubiquitous in the marine environment and is the most important problem facing the shipping industry. According to research, there are as many as 2000 common marine fouling organisms. The most common ones are algae, leeches, barnacles, oysters, etc. Their attachments cause great harm to ships and marine facilities, which seriously hinders the development of the marine economy. The attachment of marine organisms can lead to increased hull weight and navigation friction, increased power and fuel consumption, blockage of marine pipelines, and failure of marine instruments. Marine transportation costs have quadrupled in the past three decades, causing serious losses to world trade and seaborne trade.

So far, coating marine antifouling coatings is still the most economical and effective measure to prevent marine organisms from adhering. Therefore, the bottom of the ship needs to be coated with antifouling paint - Cybutryne.

Anti-fouling paint Irgarol 1051 is a coating used to prevent sea creatures from adhering, eroding, and fouling, and to keep the water-immersed structure such as ships, docks, and sonar. It consists of paints, poisons, pigments, solvents and additives. Applying on the rust-preventive primer, it slowly oozes out with the poison in the coating, forming a toxic surface layer on the surface of the coating film, and killing marine organisms such as barnacles, limestone, etc. attached to the coating film. [Anti-fouling coatings can be divided into: contact type, additive type, diffusion type, self-throwing type, mainly used in anti-fouling projects such as ships, marine structures, pipelines, etc. in seawater and fresh water.

The development of environmentally friendly antifouling coatings cybutryne irgarol is currently the development direction of marine antifouling coatings. An antifouling coating with excellent performance should have the advantages of good antifouling effect, long effective antifouling period, economy, and little impact on the environment. With the development of new antifouling coatings and the development of supporting technologies, the practical application of these environmentally friendly antifouling coatings will not be far behind.