Atlantic Powder Coating, Stevensville, MD, has formed a joint venture with Xiom Systems, West Babylon, NY, to provide mobile polymer powder coating services to the marine industry throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Atlantic Powder Coating established an architectural and decorative powder coating operation serving the Mid-Atlantic in 2006. The company says it is positioning itself to focus most of its offerings on the marine industry with its joint venture partnership with Xiom Systems. Xiom has developed both a mobile application system and special polymer formulations specific to recreational and commercial marine applications.

“What we are most excited about is the polymer formulation for protection of marine hulls,” said Atlantic’s Chuck Bell. “The coating formulation has tested to be incredibly effective at keeping growth off the bottom, while also being very sensitive to the environment.”

Instead of a liquid paint, the polymer formulation is a powder which is applied “thermally” to the bottom of a vessel. The onsite-polymer powder spray system can be used to apply the coating to metal, fiberglass and wood hulls including metal and composite running gear such as props, rudders and so on.

The new division - Xiom-Atlantic Coatings - will offer the marine hull bottom protective coating service through mobile application units.

For more information, call Xiom at 866.688.9466 or 631.643.4400, or Atlantic can be reached at 410.604.6081