New coating launched with enhanced operational flexibility for all vessel types and a speed loss of 4.5%
Hempel has launched the latest coating using its Globic Nano acrylate technology which has been applied to more than 10,000 vessels since its launch in 2002, is said to provide uniform and effective biocide release and a clean hull over the entire drydocking interval.
Globic 7000 is a new antifouling coating with enhanced operational flexibility for all tanker types and a speed loss of 4.5% on average according to ISO 19030, which contributes to significant fuel cost savings, and reduced emissions.
The operational flexibility stems from an optimum biocide mix to guard against both hard and soft fouling, which improves the performance against slime and algae, and is said to make Globic 7000 suitable for wide operational conditions including slow steaming and long idle periods, typical of large tanker operations.
Commenting on the launch of the new hull coating, Hempel A/S’ head of marine group product panagement Davide Ippolito, said, "Our Globic range is one of our most successful as they offer an excellent return on investment. Globic 7000, our latest addition, has been designed to offer customers full operational flexibility. In support of the industry’s current move towards slow steaming operations this new coating delivers significant fuel savings and exceptional protection for up to 60 months, for all vessel types and a wide range of operational conditions. The high-volume solids in the coating mean that it can be applied more quickly to deliver further cost reductions while the vessel is in drydock."
According to Hempel, Globic 7000 incorporates Hempel’s patented microfibres which increase the coating’s resistance to abrasion and impact damage often incurred during daily operations and protects against cracking and peeling.
This strengthening of the coating minimises the area required for blasting and so significantly reduces maintenance costs during drydocking.
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