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 (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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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.
Tenders are invited for Supply Of Antifouling Agent
Manufacturers are focusing on the development of anti-corrosive and antifouling marine coatings that comply with environmental regulations and do not harm the marine system.
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.
It is based on ship owners converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to a premium, biocide-free advanced hull coating such as Intersleek, part of AkzoNobel's International line of marine coatings.
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.
Antifouling coatings applied to military vessels, commercial marine vessels, and pleasure craft prevent biofouling, or the attachment of aquatic organisms to the hull.
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.
The compound tributyltin is often added to PVC as a stabilizer and to marine paint as an antifouling agent.
Abstract In this article, a waterborne antifouling coating was prepared using novel synthesized silicone-acrylate emulsion and 2,3-epoxy-2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone.
Noakes Group's sponsorship will provide important lifting, standing and antifouling services to the club's vessels, such as Offshore, Gordon Marshall, the YSA's Elliotts and the tender vessel George Barton until June 2016.