Hempel launches antifouling coating

Globic 7000 ResizedCoatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Globic 7000, a new antifouling coating with increased operational flexibility for all types of vessels and a speed loss of 4.5 per cent

This contributes to significant fuel cost savings and a reduction in associated emissions for owners and operators, according to Hempel.

Specifically designed to deliver effective protection for up to 60 months, Globic 7000 incorporates an optimum biocide mix to guard against both hard and soft fouling. With an improved performance against slime and algae, Globic 7000 is suitable for wide operational conditions including slow steaming and long idle periods, the company stated.

Globic 7000 is built on Hempel’s Globic technology, which has been applied to more than 10,000 vessels since its launch in 2002, ensuring uniform and effective biocide release and a clean hull throughout the dry-docking interval.

Davide Ippolito, head of the marine group product management, Hempel A/S, said, “Our Globic range is one of our most successful as they offer an excellent return on investment. Globic 7000, our latest addition, has been designed to offer customers full operational flexibility.”

“In support of the industry’s current move towards slow steaming operations this new coating delivers significant fuel savings and exceptional protection for up to 60 months, for all vessel types and a wide range of operational conditions. The high-volume solids in the coating mean that it can be applied more quickly to deliver further cost reductions whilst the vessel is in dry dock,” he added.

Hempel’s patented Nano acrylate technology is the strength behind the Globic range and provides a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate to ensure a clean hull throughout its service life.

Hempel’s microfibres increase the coating’s resistance to abrasion and impact damage often incurred during daily operations and protects against cracking and peeling. This enhanced coating minimises the area required for blasting and reduces maintenance costs during dry docking.

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