“Did you know that International Paint is the inventor of anti-fouling?”
Watch this video to know the history of Interntional Paint as pioneer in antifouling coating technology.
Read about the history of International Paint on Wikipedia.
1881 – The first drum of International Paint was already mixed back in 1881.
1960 – Ships became bigger, and foulling became alge dominated
1974 – Firs reveal of self-polishing technology on a Norwegian ship with fenomenal performanc
Continued Technology Development
International Paint was the first to launch TBT Free in the form of Intersmooth SPC Cupper Acrylate Technology
Then came Interswift, a Controled Depletion Polymer to reduce cost and improve performance on slow moving vessels
In the late 90’s, International Paint was the first to relaease Intersleek foulig release technology, based on a Fluoropolymer resin, to comply with the sustainability ambitions of International Paint, and the shipping industry.
The latest release is Intersleek 1100SR. Watch the video about Intersleek here.
In 2011, International Paint added sylil acrylate anti-fouling technology to the range, with Intersmooth 76465Si
Why use anti-fouling
Antifoulings will reduce the drag of a ship, or friction in the water, and therefore can significantly reduce fuel consumption and costs, as well as reduce CO2 emissions.
Which anti-fouling works best on Inland ships
Check out International Paint’s Intersmooth 6600 and Intersmooth 6800HS in the PaintDeals online paintstore. Intersmooth 6800HS is higher volume solids, and further advanced technology, allowing for higher film buid in a single coat, potentially reducing the numer of coats.