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Silicone Based Technology

Unique hydrogel technology and a pure silicone composition set HEMPASIL apart from conventional Fouling Release coatings.

Hydrogels consist of a network of polymer chains that instead of dissolving in water actually absorb water to a level of more than 99 per cent. This gives them the capability to minimize protein and bacterial adhesion.

The hydrogel tricks fouling organisms into perceiving the hull as a liquid instead of a solid surface, greatly hindering their ability to settle. The hydrogel layer is effectively backed up by the silicone, known for its self-cleaning properties.

Se how the technology works

Unique non-reactive polymers form a hydrogel layer between the steel and seawater. Fouling organisms perceive the hull as a liquid and are consequently unable to attach to the hull.



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