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Which antifouling is right?
If microorganisms, plants or even animals attach themselves to the hull of a ship, this is known as “fouling”. The attached organisms increase the flow resistance of the ship and lead on the one hand to a reduction in speed and on the other hand to an increase in fuel consumption. Antifouling is generally understood to mean products that prevent fouling organisms from settling on ships, boats and yachts.
Types of antifouling
Which antifouling is most suitable depends on the water, as well as the boat and its speed. On our website we offer you various high-performance antifouling products from Hempel. We will be happy to advise you on the choice of the right product at any time. Please do not hesitate and contact us.
As the name suggests, hard antifouling agents form a hard surface and are particularly suitable for fast motorboats and trailer boats.
Soft antifouling or self-polishing antifouling, has a special polishing effect. Both the fouling and the antifouling grind off during sailing. These products are ideal for sailboats.
Thin-film antifouling forms a hard, low-friction surface to which new growth — whether animal or vegetable — has a very hard time sticking.
By eliminating biocides in antifouling paints, biocide-free antifouling provides a toxin-free and sustainable solution for underwater hull coating.
Hempel Antifouling — Products and Applications
MILLE NCT PRO
A high performance self-polishing antifouling based on Hempel’s patented binder technology where self-polishing is controlled by seawater interaction with the binder. The effective biocide combination and self-renewal effect result in lasting protection. Mille NCT is compatible with virtually all other antifouling systems. Excellent color fastness.
- Excellent color reproduction
- Compatible with all other antifouling systems
- With suitable primer also on aluminum
HARD RACING TECCEL PRO
Is a hard antifouling, which is smoother and less friction due to the TecCel additive. Designed for all fast motor and speed boats and owners who value performance and speed. Use as anti-fouling for the underwater area.
- With suitable primer also on aluminum
- Reduces friction
- Increased speed
ANTIFOULING CLASSIC PRO
Is an antifouling paint with soluble binder. This product does not contain organic tin compounds as active biocides and complies with the requirements of the “International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems on Ships” as adopted by the IMO in October 2001 (IMO document AFS/CONF/26).
- Excellent protection throughout the season
Biocide-free antifouling is a type of antifouling that does not use environmentally harmful biocides. To minimize the impact on aquatic ecosystems, Hempel biocide-free antifoulings are the right choice. They ensure that fouling organisms no longer settle so easily on the hull or propeller and may fall off. If your antifouling is biocide-free, you can start your cruise with a clear conscience and face fewer problems with disposal.
Hempel’s Fouling Release systems
Biocide-free silicone and hydrogel-based products give the coating surface water-like properties. This means that fouling organisms can no longer settle so easily on the hull and fall off more quickly when the boat is in motion.
Biocide-free products from Hempel
SILIC ONE 77450
Is a biocide-free, high solids fouling release coating that cures with moisture in the air. Based on silicone, a hydrogel microlayer provides a smooth, low surface energy repellent coating that prevents organisms from adhering to the hull and propellers while the silicone polymers allow self-cleaning.
- Excellent protection
- Ensures high mechanical strength
SILIC ONE PRO TIECOAT 27450
Is a high solids, silicone based, moisture cure adhesion primer for Hempel’s Silic One 77450. It provides adhesion between Hempel’s Light Primer 45550 and Hempel’s Silic One 77450. Also suitable for touch up and repair work in damaged areas. Suitable for all substrates except wood.
- Primer for Silic One
HEMPEL’S SILIC SEAL 45441
Is a two-component epoxy resin that allows easy change from antifouling to HEMPEL Silic One Fouling Release System. It can be applied to an existing antifouling system that is in good condition. For use as a bonding agent on top of the antifouling to ensure adhesion between the antifouling and Hempel’s Silic One Tiecoat 27450. For all substrates except wood.
- Primer on existing antifouling
HEMPEL’S Hempaspeed TF
Hempaspeed TF is a biocide-free thin film antifouling with very high performance. It forms an extremely smooth surface that minimizes fouling and reduces friction. For use as an antifouling for boats made of GRP, steel and aluminum. Suitable for recreational boats and racing and regatta boats. Ideal for use in both fresh and salt water.