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ECOLOFLEX SPC 200 LF - Low Friction Antifouling technology

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ECOLOFLEX SPC 200 LF has been newly developed specifically to provide a wide range of commercial transport, a low-cost, affordable, anti-hull coating with a proven technology that significantly reduces ghosts. close to the hull and extend its service up to 90 months.

Nippon Paint Marine (NPM) has officially introduced low-friction Hydrogel hull coating technology into its standard anti-fouling product lines, to help reduce hull friction with seawater, increasing fuel efficiency. .

Hydrogel, a state-of-the-art technology used in the LF, LF-Sea 150 HyB and A-LF-Sea hull coatings, has now been integrated into the line of anti-fouling paint Ecoloflex SPC 200.

ECOLOFLEX SPC 200 LF has been newly developed specifically to provide a wide range of commercial transport, a low-cost, affordable, anti-hull coating with a proven technology that significantly reduces ghosts. close to the hull and extend its service up to 90 months.

The first generation Ecoloflex SPC 200 anti-fouling product, with the first TBT-Free self-polishing anthracite (SPC), has been applied to more than 10,000 vessels since 1990.

Since the introduction of hydrogel-based coatings, Nippon Paint Marine's high-class A-LF Sea products have saved up to 10% fuel, while more than 3,000 ships using LF- Sea 150 HyB has benefited from a 4% reduction in fuel consumption, compared to traditional SPC antifreeze products.

Nippon Paint Marine has developed low-friction antifouling technology, after extensive research on the skin structure of tuna, was found to contain a water-trap mechanism. The study led to a combination of hydrogel capable of trapping a microscopic layer of water on the surface of the paint in contact with seawater, smoothing the flow of water along the hull as it moved.

The company first applied this technology to the HyB-Sea 150 HyB product, introduced in 2007, and then continued to develop the technology with A-LF-SEA, launched in 2013.

The new low-friction version of Ecoloflex has been developed with IMO's upcoming global sulfur emission idea. With the increase in fuel costs expected to impact operations from next year, commercial shipowners will need an economical anti-fouling hull paint that can last up to 90 months, while helping reduce fuel bills.

 


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