USA: PPG Launches New High Performance Antifouling Solution
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PPG) has launched SIGMA ECOFLEET 690, designed to deliver self-polishing antifouling for extreme and aggressive fouling conditions.
Developed specifically for the dry dock, maintenance and repair market, SIGMA ECOFLEET 690 has been formulated using PPG’s unique patented binder technology ensuring consistent performance levels and fouling control for in-service periods of up to 60 months.
Fully compliant with the IMO AFS Convention, the product is suitable for a wide range of vessel types and contains an ultra-high volume solids content of 70% – thus reducing potential VOC emissions. SIGMA ECOFLEET 690 has been formulated to be easy to apply, increasing productivity and reducing overall maintenance costs.
Sijmen Visser, Global Marketing Manager M&R, PPG Protective and Marine Coatings, said: “Aggressive hull fouling is a problem for shipowners operating in coastal and short-sea trades where vessels can be inactive more than 50% of the time. SIGMA ECOFLEET 690 has been designed specifically to deliver high-quality, self-polishing antifouling for vessels with low activity and/or those operating in waters where fouling is known to be a particular problem.”
PPG’s SIGMA ECOFLEET range offers reliable antifouling performance backed up by an extensive track record in fouling protection. The products are designed to provide easy application properties and are in use in dry docks and new-building yards around the world.
PPG, February 21, 2013