Marine organisms, such as barnacles and algae, attach themselves to ships hulls, causing extra drag and increasing the amount of fuel needed to propel the ship through the water. Our industry-leading fouling control coatings can protect surfaces from marine organisms and reduce fuel consumption for up to 7.5 years.
Many of our customers are now switching to or conducting full scale tests with HEMPAGUARD® our best-in-class fuel saving product. HEMPAGUARD® is a fusion between silicone-based fouling release and biocide-containing antifouling; it delivers an average of six per cent fuel savings compared to conventional antifoulings. At the same time, HEMPAGUARD® resists fouling during idle periods of up to 120 days. This combination of fuel savings and idle capacity allows ship operators efficiency and flexibility.