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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.
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(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
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(ˌæn tiˈfaʊ lɪŋ, ˌæn taɪ-)

preventing the accumulation of deposits or encrustations on underwater surfaces.
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HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance.
Jotun has unveiled the next generation of its popular SeaForce biocidal antifouling range, with three new products featuring breakthrough Hydractive technology.
Hempel launched a new antifouling coating--Atlantic+--which is designed to protect the hull from fouling throughout service intervals of up to 60 months.
Muscat: The research team headed by Dr Sergey Dobretsov, the Director of Centre of Excellence in Marine Biotechnology, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) together with his colleagues from University of Western Cape (UWC), South Africa are developing photo-catalytic coatings on polymer supports for effective filtration of organic contaminants from water and antifouling applications.
Worldwide coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched a new antifouling coating - Atlantic+ - providing flexible and reliable performance.
Metal biocides, such as tributyltin (TBT) and copper are added to marine paints as antifouling compounds.
The efficacy of the active biocide ingredients used in antifouling bottom paint to contain and impede the growth of biofouling on boat hulls is of global economic concern, given that costs associated with mitigating the damage caused by invasive species are escalating, especially in coastal waters where fouling nutrients are concentrated.
The company has been helping boat owners protect beautify and improve their boat's performance over 100 years, by providing paint solutions including antifouling, boat primers and yacht varnish.
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
Stuart, FL, January 01, 2016 --( 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.