Marineware’s new products tick performance boxes

Coolblack's heat absorption is reduced to 35% Coolblack's heat absorption is reduced to 35%
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Paint and coating technologies are continually evolving and progressing and never is this more important that in the marine industry currently.

So says Laura Newnham of Marineware who points out that while yacht owners expect more from their coatings in terms of finish and protection, environmental legislation is dictating a big change in underwater coatings.

“Marineware is in the fortunate position to be able to offer a host of new products into the market for 2018 – not just covering our new environmental responsibilities but ticking the performance boxes too,” she explained.

Self-polishing

International’s new Interlux Micron 99 is a self-polishing copolymer SPC antifouling developed for professional use on hulls of 82ft plus and suitable for use in salt, fresh and brackish waters.

The product uses resin and biocide technology and its high solid, low VOC formula is aimed at reducing emissions to the environment.

International’s Perfection Pro is the newest addition to its range of topcoats.

Newest addition

The product is a two-part polyurethane topcoat formulated to deliver a long-lasting mirror-like high gloss and high performing finish. Again, it is developed for professional use.

Coolblack from Nautix consists of a white two-component epoxy primer (U2) and a black two-component polyurethane coating (Coolblack).

“Thanks to its special pigment, heat absorption is reduced to 35% compared to normal black paint,” said Ms Newnham. “Dark composite structures have improved long lasting protection and don’t suffer post-curing.”

Fully repairable

Akzo Nobel’s newest Awlgrip topcoat, HDT is a clear high performing PU topcoat that combines hardness and micro-scratch resistance with the reparability of a softer coating. The finish offers improved colour retention and a mirror like surface.

It is formulated to allow buffing and polishing and is fully repairable.

Marineware has also introduced an interior finishing range from Akzo Nobel with IMO/SOLAS qualifications for the yacht market.

One of the flagship products within this range is the patented, UV curing clear coat SPEED that can be spray applied and cured within 30 minutes per coat.

“The innovative and unique chemical makeup of SPEED makes this clear coat extremely durable and resistant to de-lamination while keeping the true colouration of the timber substrate,” said Ms Newnham.M

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