BERLIN, Germany - The Vincentz Network is hosting the European Coatings Conference “Marine Coatings II,” to be held Feb. 9-10, 2010, in Berlin, Germany.
In the marine environment, all surfaces are affected by the attachment of fouling organisms. In addition, sea water is an aggressive agent and good electrolyte that provokes corrosion. Regarding marine vessels, corrosion and surface fouling are major factors affecting ship operating costs and vessel life. Enhanced protection against fouling and corrosion generates significant saving in both the maintenance and operation of marine vessels, marine structures, maritime platforms and equipment.
Focusing on the latest developments in antifouling and anticorrosion coating, the conference will provide attendees with up-to-date information, such as environmentally sound antifouling coatings, nanotechnology and novel resin technologies. The conference will present 12 high-level technical papers, given by invited international experts. Topics include: new concepts for wetting and dispersing of pigments, fillers and active ingredients in marine paints; solutions to bio-fouling: review, contemporaneous and future approaches; self-stratified fouling-release coatings; and simulation of marine coating performance under natural tropical seawater conditions.
Additionally, the conference will host a pre-conference tutorial, "Basics on Marine Coatings," enabling conference delegates to acquire a base knowledge with the focus on raw materials, special challenges, general solutions and functionalities.
For additional information, visit www.european-coatings.com/events/ecc52.cfm.