Savings in fuel consumption and slower operating have led to an increased demand for high-quality antifouling paints. The Toa Paint Co. has therefore carried out an extensive research and development study to produce a heavy duty antifouling paint, HD-A/F, incorporating an entirely new method of leaching toxic chemicals. This is described as a "hydrophilic graft polymer" which possesses excellent water resistance and controlled water permeability. The antifouling agents dispersed in the coating gradually dissolve out accompanied by the water which has penetrated. The paint is claimed to be very effective, provides excellent protection over a long period, and is especially suitable for boot-topping application. The paint specification is given in a table.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    29 Palace Street, Westminster
    London SW1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Yoshida, M
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00323279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM