Selektope® to protect new Mercy Ships hospital ship

Selektope® has been selected to protect the hull of Global Mercy, the newest hospital ship built for Mercy Ships, from barnacle fouling while docked for long periods of time at ports located in biofouling red zones off the coast of sub-Saharan Africa.

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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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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.