I-Tech research finds that even before COVID-19, over 40% of vessels had unacceptable levels of barnacle fouling

New research commissioned by I-Tech AB and conducted by marine coating consultants, Safinah Group has quantified the true extent of the barnacle fouling problem across the global shipping fleet.

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Jotun launches Selektope®-containing products

Jotun will use I-Tech’s antifouling active agent Selektope® in the products SeaQuantum Pro Ace and SeaForce Active Ace. These are the first products launched by Jotun that contain Selektope®.

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Chugoku Marine Paints expands Selektope®-containing antifouling coating range

SEA PREMIER 3000 PLUS is a self-polishing coating based on silyl polymer technology. It delivers excellent slime and algal resistance with the combined power of Selektope® and cuprous oxide for superior hard fouling prevention.

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WHAT IS SELEKTOPE®?

Selektope® is an active agent for marine coatings that repels barnacles from ships, even under static conditions for extended periods. When present in a marine antifouling coating, Selektope® stimulates the approaching barnacle larvae’s octopamine receptor, keeping the larvae in swimming mode with temporary, non-fatal effect.