Hempel launches Global 9500 antifouling coatings

(KONGENS LYNGBY, Denmark) — Leading global coatings manufacturer Hempel is launching two new premium antifouling coatings, Globic 9500M and Globic 9500S. The coatings offer customers a potential 2.5 percent reduction in speed loss. This equates to significant fuel savings and lower CO2 emissions improving the operational efficiency of a vessel and minimizing the operator's environmental footprint.

This next-generation coating series builds on Hempel's proven Globic technology for newbuilds and dry-dockings. Hempel's patented nano acrylate technology is the strength behind the Globic range and provides a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate, ensuring a clean hull.

Globic 9500 series at a glance:

Lasting protection against all kinds of fouling – designed for 60-plus months docking intervals
Suitable for all vessels at all speeds
Incorporates proven patented nano acrylate technology
Patented microfibers for mechanical strength to avoid cracking and peeling
Excellent color stability

When seawater comes into contact with the nano capsules, it penetrates the hydrophobic outer shell. The hydrophilic inner core chemically hydrolyzes and then expands which breaks through the outer shell, enabling controlled polishing. Consistent self-polishing and a constantly thin leach layer ensure uniform biocide release over the entire docking interval. Unlike other premium antifouling technologies, nano acrylate technology provides immediate antifouling protection without the need for water friction.

Special microfibers reinforce the binder, providing a skeleton effect that gives the coating enhanced mechanical strength and makes it more resistant to cracking.

For more information, visit www.hempel.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff