SeaLion Resilient latest from Jotun

01 May 2013

JOTUN has announced the launch of SeaLion Resilient, a high-performance marine coating based on epoxy-polysiloxane technology.

The company said it introduced the product after extensive research and testing, describing it as the industry’s first antifouling coating and explaining it includes epoxy-polysiloxane, a compound of resins and hardeners that provides highly resilient hull protection.

When 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 optimised for owners seeking to reduce costs related to dry-docking and maintenance, the company said in a statement.

“SeaLion Resilient has been specifically formulated for owners and managers seeking improved maintenance and docking efficiency. The properties of SeaLion Resilient significantly reduce the risk of mechanical damage and maintain hull condition throughout the service period. By simplifying maintenance and reducing need for repair, SeaLion Resilient can contribute to a significant reduction in off-hire time and docking and labour costs, while keeping paint consumption to a minimum,” it said.

In addition to the strong coating features reducing mechanical damage, SeaLion Resilient resists fouling and provides a smooth surface that decreases drag enabling savings in fuel consumption. Requiring only two coats, SeaLion 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 programme – Jotun Green Steps – SeaLion Resilient is a biocide-free coating and has low VOC emissions, making it a sustainable coating solution,” the company said.

Jorunn Saetnoe, product manager, antifouling, remarked: “We are confident that cruise ship owners will recognise the value of using a product that combines a glossy appearance with anti-abrasive qualities that effectively prevent most types of mechanical damage. And for owners operating Caribbean cruises, where warm and shallow waters contribute to rapid fouling, SeaLion Resilient helps reduce costs related to underwater cleaning and cuts the risk of transferring of invasive species to highly regulated areas.”

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