The well-known and respected global coatings supplier Hempelhas recently introduced two innovative products. The products go hand-in-hand with new buildings and dry dockings, to its Dynamic and Globic anti-fouling product lines.
Hempel Anti-Fouling: Dynamic 8000 and Globic 8000 Products
According to Hempel’s Group Product Manager, Andreas Glud, the two innovative products are Dynamic 8000 and Globic 8000. They can be specified for up to ninety months dry docking interval and can deliver a three percent fuel saving. It can comprise fifty-eight percent volume solids.
Hempel Anti-Fouling: Dynamic 8000 Product
Dynamic 8000 utilizes silylated acrylate technology in order for anti-fouling at high speeds. It offers superb control of polishing, low friction, and self-smoothing. The patented microfibres that this product contains give it a strong mechanical power to avoid the peeling and cracking effect.
Hempel Anti-Fouling: Globic 8000 Product
Hempel state that this hydrolyzing self-polishing product is anti-fouling. It contains Hempel’s nano acrylate technology. This technology is capable of delivering a superb polishing control mechanism to allow the integral biocides to route themselves to the surface at a firm rate. This ensures a clean hull.
The Globic 8000 is quite effective for operations that involve slow-steaming. However, it can also be utilized on vessels of all speeds. Applications include maintenance and new building of underwater boot-top and hull.