International expands Intersmooth offerings with launch of two new anti-foulings

AkzoNobel subsidiary International Paints has launched two new products in its Intersmooth range.

Intersmooth 7200Si SPC is a next generation self-polishing Silyl Methacrylate anti-fouling.  The product is based upon proven resin technology coupled with a highly effective biocide package which has been optimised to deliver cost-effective performance. The product also benefits from higher solids when compared to the current industry benchmark – reducing waste and VOC emissions whilst improving application efficiency.  Intersmooth 7200Si SPC comes with a guaranteed speed loss threshold of 2.5%.

The Silyl Methacrylate technology of Intersmooth 7200Si SPC has been precision-engineered to deliver a more consistent polishing rate that enables custom designed schemes for vessels based on their predicted routes, to ensure they perform at their best – resulting in less interruption or delays in service – delivering maintenance and cost savings to operators. It also provides less sensitivity to time and temperature in its service period and a reduced risk of surface cracking versus Silyl Acrylate-based products.

Ultra-performing Intersmooth 7476Si SPC is a next generation self-polishing Silyl Methacrylate anti-fouling.  The product’s optimised biocide package is formulated to deliver consistent, reliable and industry leading antifouling performance over the dry-docking cycle.  The product comes with a guaranteed speed loss threshold of 1.4%.

The Silyl Methacrylate technology of Intersmooth 7476Si SPC has been expressly designed to deliver a more consistent polishing rate that enables custom-designed schemes for vessels based on their predicted routes, to ensure they perform at their best – resulting in less interruption or delays in service – delivering maintenance and cost savings to operators. It also provides less sensitivity to time and temperature in its service period and a reduced risk of surface cracking.

Christopher Birkert, Global Marine Segment Manager comments: “At AkzoNobel, we are committed to helping the marine industry reach its carbon neutral ambition – through continually developing products and services which contribute towards and boost financial returns in a sustainable way. The Intersmooth range has been trusted by our customers since 1974 and has had over 47,500 applications globally since its launch. The latest advance in anti-fouling performance with our market-leading Silyl Methacrylate polymer technology demonstrates our commitment to delivering sustainably focussed products and services that provide a step change opportunity for operators both economically and environmentally.”

Birkert said, “With Intersmooth 7476Si SPC we’ve taken one of our best anti-foulings and made it even better. It can be used at both new building and repair and provides a guaranteed clean hull over 45 static days, with a speed loss threshold capped at 1.4%. As a result, it contributes to a reduction in operational and maintenance costs to improve fleet profitability”.

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