Frequently asked questions

If you can´t find your question here, please contact us.

Q: Are there any plans to make Selektope available for the recreational boat market in the future?

A: Yes, A newly agreed partnership together with Pettit marine paints is focusing on new Selektope®-containing products for leisure boats in the US, Central and South American markets.

Selektope® is approved under EU/BPR for use on leisure craft including do-it-yourself-applications. Products are currently available for the Greek and Japanese markets. Unfortunately, paint manufacturers have not yet registered Selektope®-containing antifouling products for leisure boats in other parts of EU.

Read more here

Q: Is it possible to get any product using Selektope® for non- commercial/recreational boat market use in the EU?

A: Unfortunately, there are only few registered antifouling products for leisure boats as yet. The decision to launch antifouling paints in the European market is in the hands of the paint makers. A major barrier for this registration is the additional set of requirements, triggering significant investments from paint makers to comply with.


Q: Is Selektope® approved for use within the EU?

A: Selektope® is indeed approved under EU/BPR for use on both commercial vessels and leisure crafts including do-it-your self-applications.


Q: Is it possible to acquire sample of Selektope®?

A: Samples are only available for paint manufacturers and other professionals working with formulation. Usually we require a Material transfer agreement between parties before sampling. We will charge a small fee for sample and shipping cost. (Shipping cost maybe seem rather high at times but it is due to DG classification of the goods)

Contact us for more information

Q: Where can I find a list of Selektope®-based coatings and manufacturers?

A: Please click here to view currently available commercial products containing Selektope®


Q: What is the expected lifetime of a coating containing Selektope®?

A: The lifetime of a coating depends on several factors like water temperature, paint thickness and paint composition. For commercial vessels there are paint systems available with a 5 years’ service interval, and theoretically even longer.

Latest News & Blog
6 Jun 2022 insights

CII takes centre stage at the 2022 Hull Performance and Insight Conference (HullPIC)

Now at its 7th edition, this conference regularly gathers 100+ participants and the attendee list pa...
22 Apr 2022 insights

Reflections on Nor-Shipping 2022

This biennial exhibition has served as an important meeting place for the international maritime ind...
29 Mar 2022 insights

Insights from our time spent on the world’s Largest Hospital Ship

This was a huge deal for us since I-Tech had been working for many years with Mercy Ships Sweden in ...
31 Jan 2022 insights

Looking ahead in 2022

As the industry welcomes in the new year, a wide array of forces that impact the business of interna...
14 Mar 2023 News

International Antifouling Conference to return in 2023

The 2nd International Antifouling Conference will bring the best minds in the antifouling coatings ...
22 Dec 2022 News

I-Tech R&D efforts enhance power of Selektope® in biocidal antifouling coatings while opening up new route into foul release coatings

Over the past five years, I-Tech’s team of R&D scientists have discovered new ways in whic...
19 Dec 2022 News

I-Tech and LANXESS unlock novel antifouling biocide combinations through R&D partnership

As the maritime industry faces increasing biofouling risk below the waterline, the novel combination...
3 Nov 2022 News

I-Tech develops new way to integrate Selektope® into antifouling coatings

Diversifying the ways that the barnacle repelling active agent, Selektope® can be used in marine co...

Sign up to get latest Selektope® news and updates directly to your inbox.