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Press Release: Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope®-containing antifouling coating range

PRESS RELEASE: A new antifouling coating containing the
barnacle-repellent active agent Selektope® has been introduced to the
market by Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP). SEA PREMIER 3000 PLUS is the
eighth product developed by CMP that contains Selektope®,
demonstrating the Japanese paint manufacturer’s growing commitment
to the technology.
SEA PREMIER 3000 PLUS is a self-polishing coating based on silyl polymer technology. It delivers excellent slime and algal resistance with the
combined power of Selektope® and cuprous oxide for superior hard
fouling prevention. Developed initially for use in the Japanese domestic
market by coastal vessels, SEA PREMIER 3000 PLUS is particularly
suitable for vessels operating with a low activity rate or at low speed. The coating is also suitable for use in niche areas, such as sea chests and
interior-grating-bow thruster tunnels.
Philip Chaabane, I-Tech

“The increasing range of Selektope®-containing products introduced to
the market by our largest customer further demonstrates our
technology’s vital contribution to enhancing the performance and
differentiation of antifouling coatings. Expanding the range of
Selektope®-containing products in the world’s third largest market* for
marine coatings will contribute to continued long-term growth for
I-Tech,” says Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech AB (PUBL).

*Report: Marine Coatings Market – Global Forecast to 2022, Markets and Markets – 2018.

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