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The ultimate fuel-saving hull coating, Hempaguard delivers top-of-the-line fuel savings, regardless of sailing conditions or your vessel’s sailing speed.

Combining silicone-hydrogel and the controlled release of biocides, Hempaguard keeps fouling at bay, even if your vessel undergoes extensive idle periods, changes trading patters or steams slowly. As a result, you benefit from an impressive average fuel saving of 6 per cent over the entire docking interval compared to best-in-class antifoulings – whatever your vessel’s trading pattern.

The sure-fire way to navigate the 2020 SOx regulation
When the IMO sulphur cap comes into effect on 1 January 2020, all vessels will need to limit sulphur emissions to 0.5 per cent, down from today’s limit of 3.5 per cent.
Most vessel owners face a simple choice: Switch to more expensive low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) or continue to burn high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) and install a scrubber to remove sulphur before exhaust is released into the atmosphere. Neither option is perfect, as both involve uncertainty and increased costs. The solution is Hempaguard X7.
By switching to the Hempaguard X7 hull coating, you will improve the efficiency of your vessel, whether you are burning HSFO or LSFO – enabling you to offset the cost increases caused by the 2020 SOx regulation.
If you switch to LSFO, the savings delivered by Hempaguard X7 will help balance the cost of the more expensive fuel. If you continue to use HSFO, Hempaguard X7 will cover the cost of the scrubber within around five years.

Proven fuel-saving performance
Hempaguard can be specified for docking intervals of up to 90 months and is recommended for any ship operator. It has proven its effectiveness on hundreds of full-ship applications. So, don’t just take our word for it, check out what our customers think of Hempaguard in our case stories section.

The ultimate in flexibility
Extensive real-life application tests have proven that Hempaguard is equally effective regardless of the vessel’s trading pattern – and it continues to perform when slow steaming or during idle periods of up to 120 days in fouling-aggressive waters. This means you can utilise your fleet based on your business needs, without experiencing an increase in fuel performance.

Hempaguard® real-life performance

Extensive real-life application tests have proven that the effect of Hempaguard® is always the same, regardless of the trading pattern of the vessel and, in particular, when slow steaming and even during idling time in aggressive waters.
HEMPAGUARD real life performance 

Performance satisfaction guarantee

We believe that nothing compares with our Hempaguard fouling defence system. If you are not satisfied with the performance of our top-of-the-range Hempaguard X7 coating, we will pay for conversion back to a conventional antifouling.*

*conditions apply


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White paper on Scrubbers dilemma

To see the full calculations and business case for using Hempaguard to counteract increased costs due to the IMO sulphur cap, download our Sulphur cap white paper.

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