Press Release: Selektope antifoul release additive chosen for new Hempel coating
Press Release: A new outfitting coating utilizing the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope® has been brought to market by marine coatings specialist Hempel.
This latest coating product launch further confirms the industry’s acceptance of the technology whose powerful bio-repellent action prohibits barnacle fouling. Selektope® is included in Hempel’s GLOBIC 9500S product as part of a ‘Smart Biocide Package’. The new antifouling was specifically formulated with Selektope® to deliver boosted static performance against hard fouling for idle ships during the outfitting process at shipyards.
Selektope is an organic, non-metal compound that repels barnacle settlement on ships’ hulls by temporarily stimulating the barnacle larvae’s swimming behavior. It is characterized by high efficacy at extremely low concentrations (0.1% w/w), ultra-low leaching and flexibility to boost copper-based paint formulations or replace copper completely.