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Related to antifouling: antifouling paint


 (ăn′tē-fou′lĭng, ăn′tī-)
Counteracting or preventing the growth of organisms on underwater surfaces, such as the undersides of boats: antifouling paint.


(Nautical Terms) (of a paint or other coating) inhibiting the growth of barnacles and other marine organisms on a ship's bottom
(Nautical Terms) an antifouling paint or other coating


(ˌæn tiˈfaʊ lɪŋ, ˌæn taɪ-)

preventing the accumulation of deposits or encrustations on underwater surfaces.
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Water-borne antifouling coatings are practically nonexistent for the marine market," says Paul Kappock, senior consulting scientist/associate director at Lonza Microbial Control.
Antifouling Paints and Coatings Market by Type (Copper-Based, Self-Polishing, Hybrid, Others), Application (Shipping Vessels, Drilling Rigs & Production Platforms, Others), Region (APAC, Europe, North America, MEA, Latin America) - Global Forecast to 2021
com)-- Jan Anderson, President of Ultra-SoniTec, LLC of Hickory, North Carolina, announced that Ultra-SoniTec has appointed J-TEK Solutions LLC as a Dealer/Installer of its CleanAHull[TM] Advanced Ultrasonic Antifouling Technology, for Florida's Treasure Coast.
However, few researches have been conducted to improve the antifouling of PASS membranes by hydrophilic modification.
Leading marine coatings manufacturer, Hempel, announces that since 1998 it has reached the extraordinary milestone of having sold 100 million litres of its unique micro-fibre based antifouling paint.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) Marine Coatings Group has followed up on its successful survey for boat owners on the DIY use of antifouling (AF) paints by launching three additional surveys on the topic, aimed at professional applicators, boatyard managers/owners and Chandlers.
The monomers and initiator are said to provide substantial benefits for the firm's customers in a wide range of industries, notably those producing medical devices, adhesives, optical films, coated films and antifouling agents.
The degradable polyurethanes based on poly(ether ester) polyols (PPG-2000, e-caprolactone, and LA) could be effective and durable resins for marine antifouling.
Building on the industry-proven Globic and Dynamic range of antifouling systems, leading marine coatings manufacturer Hempel recently announced the launch of two new antifouling products for dry-dockings and new buildings which deliver fuel savings of up to 3 per cent and provide added flexibility to shipowners and yards.
Ltd (CMES) has decided to upgrade the antifouling solution on their VLCCs New Builds at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.
Thus, the production of secondary metabolites containing antifouling properties is an important ecological advantage for sessile organisms and may also provide leading compounds for the development of antifouling paints.
According to him, Jotun's 'Megayacht Professional' antifouling products, 'Megayacht Imperial Antifouling' and 'Megayacht Royal Antifouling,' helps maintain a boat's desired speed with less friction while at the same time drives in a reduction in fuel consumption.