Transocean Ultima Systems

Where fouling disappears with speed!

Biocide free antifoulings
For decades chemist have tried to develop paints that prevent fouling but without the use of biocides. Many methods have been described in the past but only a few of them have the possibility to be translated into commercial products. The most promising direction is the approach to create a surface that is difficult for organisms to adhere to.

This direction has led to the introduction of silicone based systems on the market, also referred to as fouling-release coatings. The philosophy behind the use these fouling release systems is that although fouling organisms will adhere to the coating, the force of adhesion will be weak to such an extent that any fouling will be easily removed. However, not every silicone is to same. Transocean discovered that special silicone polymers had to be used.

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