Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) has launched a new antifouling product containing the bio-repellent ingredient Selektope, to address different vessel requirements. SEA GRANDPRIX 880HS PLUS is the third product by the company that contains Selektope.
The new antifouling coating is based on hydrolyzing technology and can be applied to deep sea-going vessels trading worldwide in service periods for up to 90 months. Selektope boosts barnacle-repellency on the ship’s hull by temporarily stimulating the barnacle larvae’s swimming behavior, enabling extended static performance of up to 45 days.
The organic, non-metal compound is characterized by extremely low concentrations (approx.0.1% w/w), ultra-low leaching and flexibility to boost copper-based paint formulations or replace copper completely. Due to the low concentration needed, Selektope does not compromise the chemical structure, color or other cooperative biocides of a marine coating.
“As demand for Selektope soars, the number of antifouling products that contain our unique bio-repellent ingredients is expanding. This ensures that ship owners and operators have a selection of products to choose from, and confirms the flexibility and compatibility of our product with a range of different antifouling ingredients,” says Philip Chaabane, CEO I-Tech AB.