A new anti-fouling paint, known as SPC (self-polishing copolymer) can be polished by water, due to its reaction to the water molecules over a ship's hull. The turbulent flow selectively removes the 'peaks' of the antifouling where it covers roughness in the metal of the ship's hull. This is achieved without any loss of power in the antifouling as the antifouling agent (the brocide) is an integral part of the resin matrix. Up to 100 microns can be applied in one coat, preferably by airless spray, and the number of coats can be adjusted to give the lifetime required. A three-coat initial application will give protection for a minimum of two years, and subsequent applications can then be of one or two coats only. No sealer coat is required for the subsequent applications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wheatland Journals Limited

    157 Hagden Lane
    Walford WDI 8LW,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00071928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM