Inertia 160 is a special ice-abrasion resistant coating. The coating prevents pitting in the hull plating. It remains smooth and reduces ice resistance by as much as 30 percent with consequent savings in operating costs. The new paint has been tested for three years on the bottoms of ice-breakers operating on the Finnish coast and in the Arctic. The trail coatings on the bow of the Finnish icebreaker Varma remained in good condition after two winters service in ice. The trials on the Soviet icebreaker Yermak also show good results after two seasons in the Arctic. Additional trials are presently being conducted in Canadian waters by International Paints (Canada). (No further information in article).

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    Reed (Thomas) Industrial Press Limited

    36/37 Cock Lane, Saracen's Head Building
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  • Publication Date: 1976-12

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  • Accession Number: 00148958
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Reed (Thomas) Industrial Press Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM