MARCH 12, 2013 — Jotun AS is now offering SeaLion Resilient, a high performance marine antifouling coating based on epoxy-polysiloxane technology.
Epoxy-polysiloxane, a compound of resins and hardeners, provides highly resilient hull protection. Combined with Jotun's Fouling Release Coatings (FRC) technology, the epoxy-polysiloxane in SeaLion Resilient prevents settling of organisms on the hull and produces a glossy, smooth surface optimized for owners seeking to reduce drydocking and maintenance costs.
Jotun says that the properties of SeaLion Resilient significantly reduce the risk of mechanical damage and maintain hull condition throughout the service period and can contribute to a significant reduction in off-hire time and docking and labor costs, while keeping paint consumption to a minimum.
In addition to reducing mechanical damage, SeaLion Resilient resists fouling and provides a smooth surface that decreases drag and hence effecting carbon emissions by savings in fuel consumption.
Requiring only two coats, Sea Lion Resilient is easy to apply and cuts time spent in dock, resulting in significant savings related to maintenance and repair.
Consistent with Jotun's sustainability program, (Jotun GreenSteps), SeaLion Resilient is a biocide-free coating and has low VOC emissions, making it a sustainable coating solution.
The formal launch of the product is being made at this week's Cruise Shipping Miami event.
"We are confident that cruise ship owners will recognize the value of using a product that combines a glossy appearance with anti-abrasive qualities that effectively prevent most types of mechanical damage," says Jorunn Saetnoe, Jotun's Product Manager Antifouling. "And for owners operating Caribbean cruises, where warm and shallow waters contribute to rapid fouling, Sea Lion Resilient helps reduce costs related to underwater cleaning and cuts the risk of transferring of invasive species to highly regulated areas."