Building on the industry proven GLOBIC and DYNAMIC range of antifouling systems, leading marine coatings manufacturer Hempel announces the launch of two new antifouling products for dry-dockings and new buildings which deliver fuel savings of up to 3% and provide added flexibility to shipowners and yards.
GLOBIC 8000 is a brand new hydrolysing self-polishing antifouling product that fits neatly between the existing GLOBIC 6000 and GLOBIC 9000 antifouling systems. It builds on proven GLOBIC technology to deliver premium performance at a reasonable price. It incorporates Hempel’s nano acrylate technology which delivers a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate ensuring a clean hull.
GLOBIC 8000 can be used on all vessels at all speeds but its nano acrylate technology binder makes it particularly effective for slow-steaming operations because of its instant activation of polishing and biocide leaching.
DYNAMIC 8000, also launched today, extends the current DYNAMIC range utilising silylated acrylate technology to deliver an outstanding antifouling service at higher speeds.
Announcing the launch, Andreas Glud, Hempel’s Group Product Manager said:
“These two new products offer a wider choice for owners and yards and deliver exceptional value-for-money. They comprise 58% volume solids and can be specified up to 90 months dry docking interval. This, together with a 3% fuel saving, means that these antifouling systems offer an unparalleled return on investment”
“Our GLOBIC technology has been widely accepted and well-tested by the market and our 6000 and 9000 products are in demand for all vessel types. GLOBIC 8000 provides an added dimension to this technology and offers a great alternative for those seeking a top-tier antifouling at an industry leading price”.
Completing the suite of new products is BASIC which is Hempel’s most economic antifouling suitable for up to a 36 month drydocking interval. It comes with 60% volume solids and a sufficient biocide package to deliver an optimal price/performance match.
All three new products also make use of Hempel’s innovative micro-fibre reinforcement technology that enhances the mechanical strength of the coating to reduce cracking and peeling.