It is fortuitous for ship owners that compliance with the two pieces of IMO legislation can both be achieved by use of an effective copper-based antifouling coating on the underwater hull, along with careful in water cleaning when necessary, based on vessel type, usage and coating schedule.
Working closely with clients such as Aston Martin Racing, HMG’s Advanced Color Design team offers customers the chance to match or design their own shades, using sparkled, fluorescent or metallic pigment technology to create their own unique colours.
The base coat/clearcoat system is typically lighter than conventional systems, while its smoother surface means there is less dirt adhesion. Additional benefits include UV protection for colors, extending the time required between repainting and reduced drying times.
Our February issue features a simplified method for producing high-performance solvent-free waterborne acrylic polyols with glycidyl neodecanoate technology, the effects of different curing methods on tack-free curing, the science of smart hydrophobic coatings, and more.