Epoxy coatings with antifouling properties were field-tested to determine (1) the minimum tin content necessary to retard marine biological fouling and (2) whether a leaching agent such as rosin was necessary to permit toxicant release at a rate sufficient to retard fouling. Only paint with 6% tin compared favorably in fouling resistance with the copper-based antifouling paint used as a standard. It may be that fouling resistance will not be greatly affected if the tin content is reduced below 6% and rosin is incorporated into the formulation to accelerate the release of tin. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Engineering Laboratory (Navy)

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Drisko, R W
    • Schwab, L K
    • O'Neill, T B
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

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  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TN-147 4 Tech. Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM