Hempel continues to develop Silic One

Hempel's Silic Seal enables Silic One to be applied over existing antifouls Hempel's Silic Seal enables Silic One to be applied over existing antifouls
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The Biocidal Product Regulations will lead to more pressures on disposal of antifoul and potentially significant costs.

So says Darren Gittins, sales manager at Hempel’s Yacht Coatings UK who points out that many boat yards currently only let boat owners scrape antifoul in certain places and this will probably lead to further restrictions.

“Inland waterways will be looked at, scrubbing piles in rivers and harbours, slipways, anywhere where scraping takes place,” he said.

“We’re waiting for the next step but already there is a responsibility for retailers not to sell antifoul products where dossiers have not been submitted to the relevant authority beyond the end of June.

“Consumers run the risk of being fined if they use these products after the cut-off date so it will be pointless to stockpile old antifoul. The regulations will be enforced.”

And he added that end users need to be given all the information they need.

Biocide free

Hempel introduced its Silic One biocide free fouling release coating in 2014 and since then has continued to develop the product

The company has also introduced Silic Seal that allows end users to apply Silic One over an existing antifoul coating and also a Silic One Propeller Kit.

“One of the initial stumbling blocks with Silic One was that it wasn’t compatible with traditional antifouls,” explained Mr Gittins.

“Silic Seal is a two-part epoxy primer and can be used over antifoul as long as the surface is in a sound condition.”

The product is suitable for all types of boats and has proved particularly popular with yacht owners.

The propeller kit uses the same technology as Silic One and is suitable for fixed props and stern gear. The kit includes Silic One, a tiecoat and light primer.

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