Antifouling Reinvented: How to protect yacht hulls from fouling without environmental damage?
Shipowners are increasingly faced with cost disadvantages of decreased fuel efficiency and the need for short maintenance intervals due to marine growth. Moreover, legislation to reduce these toxic products is getting stricter and stricter. And as these toxic products don’t live up to their promise, there is room for innovative non-toxic alternatives. By now, several alternatives are present that have no or much less impact on the environment and still give a comparable performance. Our vision is that in the current society, the spill of toxic paints into the oceans is not acceptable any longer and should be phased out as soon as possible.