Marine Coatings

Paints and Coatings Provide Invaluable Protection to Naval Vessels

Russian submarine surfaced. Shot at water level against clear blue sky
When the U.S. Navy is mentioned, most people do not immediately think of paints and coatings. However, scientists in the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and researchers at The Sherwin-Williams Company do. They know how important properly formulated protective coatings are to the durability and performance of naval aircraft. Coatings on the hull not only protect against corrosion, but impact...

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Use of Copper-Based Antifouling Paint: A U.S. Regulatory Update

The Miami Beach area highlighting a marina along the Biscayne Bay shot from an altitude of about 900 feet during a helicopter photo flight.
The efficacy of the active biocide ingredients used in antifouling bottom paint to contain and impede the growth of biofouling on boat hulls is of global economic concern, given that costs associated with mitigating the damage caused by invasive species are escalating, especially in coastal waters where fouling nutrients are concentrated. The efficacy of an antifouling coating depends on site-specific...

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Coatings Tricks to Prevent Biofouling

Big red tanker under repairing in blue floating dock
Biofouling on large vessels, including commercial shipping tankers and naval vessels, carries substantial costs, largely due to an increase in the quantity of fuel that must be consumed to overcome the frictional drag caused by the presence of organisms on ship hulls. Additional costs arise from the need to place the vessels in dry dock for cleaning and repainting. In...

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PPG Coatings Help in Restoration of 1964 World’s Fair Pavilion

PPG Coatings Help in Restoration of 1964 World's Fair Pavilion
PPG Industries protective and marine coatings (PMC) business supplied more than 2,000 gallons of Amercoat® coatings to refurbish the “Tent of Tomorrow” at the New York State Pavilion, an historic attraction erected in Queens 51 years ago to celebrate the 1964 World’s Fair. The restoration project helped commemorate the 50th anniversary of the global event.

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