I-Tech expands team with Technical Director appointment

Dr. Hoffmann has joined I-Tech following great successes achieved over an eight-year period in the role of Subject Matter Expert Antifouling Coatings Research and Development at Hempel A/S. 

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Team Tankers International signs up more ships to using Selektope®-powered hull coatings

Bermudan tanker owner and operator Team Tankers International has committed four additional ships to use the protection of the anti-barnacle active agent Selektope® following distinguished fouling prevention performance during a 40-month trial of an antifouling coating containing the technology on an MR tanker in their fleet.

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I-Tech AB crowned winner of the Trade and Industry Group Göteborg & Co Companipris 2018

I-Tech AB has been awarded this year’s prize for great entrepreneurship and innovation demonstrated in developing and achieving the establishment of the unique antifouling active agent Selektope® in the marine coatings industry.

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WHAT IS SELEKTOPE®?

Selektope® is an ingredient for marine coatings that offers superior hard fouling prevention performance for ships. Offering a first of its kind bio-repellent mode of action, Selektope® protects ship hulls from barnacle settlement even under static conditions for extended periods. Selektope®, is an organic, non-metal compound that delivers unrivaled efficacy at minute concentrations of 0.1% in a marine coating’s overall constituency.

When present in a marine coating product, Selektope® temporarily stimulates the barnacle cyprid larvae’s octopamine receptor, keeping the larvae in swimming mode rendering them unable to attach to the hull (and other structures). The effects of this neurological scrambling are temporary, with the larvae returning to normal functional capacity shortly after encountering Selektope® on the ship’s hull.

THIS IS RETHINKING FOULING PREVENTION

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 3-4, 2019 DONSO SHIPPING MEET, – Gothenburg, Sweden. 

September 9-13, 2019 LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK – London, UK.

October 22-25, 2019 KORMARINE EXHIBITION Busan, South Korea.

November 5-8, 2019 EUROPORT EXHIBITION Rotterdam, Netherlands.

November 26-27, 2019 TANKER SHIPPING AND TRADE CONFERENCE London, UK. 

December 3-6, 2019 MARINTEC EXHIBITION Shanghai, China.