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Göteborg: 2 February 2017

Barnacles beware

Man spraying paint on a shipA unique new product from Gothenburg based company I-Tech offers both environmental performance and fuel cost savings. Tests have shown that antifouling products containing Selektope significantly reduce fouling, lowering water resistance and potentially saving up to 40% in fuel costs, with associated reductions in ship air emissions.

Selektope is an organic, non-metal marine coating ingredient which features an innovative pharmacological approach to combat barnacle settlement. It works by temporarily stimulating the swimming behaviour of barnacle larvae, deterring them from attaching to the hull. It has an extremely low biocidal loading and is approved for use in the EU, Japan, Korea and China.

Read the full article on pages 22-23 in Triton 3-2016

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