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HoldTight Solutions Expands in the EU

HoldTight Solutions, Inc. has announced its expansion with production beginning in Germany. This expansion results from an increased demand in the European Union market and the planned distributor partners for its flagship product, HoldTight 102. The facility has already produced its first

Ulstein Painting SOV Windea TBN

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Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein is currently carrying out the paint work on Bernhard Schulte’s new service operation vessel (SOV), the 'Windea TBN'.The SOV, which was launched on 15 October 2016, for the offshore wind industry was docked into our dock hall on 8 December 2019.

Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade

George A. (Sandy) Thomson (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

On October 31st, 2019, George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was presented with the 2019 Elmer A. Sperry Award in recognition of “leading the innovation in water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings” in marine

COATINGS: Chasing Better Prospects

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As the offshore industry recovers, choosing the right hull coating for those newly activated assets will be equally important.The global offshore support vessel (OSV) market is still recovering from a protracted slump, but thankfully momentum is now returning with predictions for significant activity for OSV’s ahead.

Hempel Joins Getting to Zero Coalition

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Global coatings supplier Hempel announced on October 24, that it has joined the 'Getting to Zero Coalition,' a multi-stakeholder group that aims to see the introduction of commercially viable zero emission shipping vessels by 2030.In 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted

Interview: Nigel Shewring R&D Director, Hempel

Nigel Shewring is Hempel Group’s new Research & Development Director. Photo: Hempel

Nigel Shewring is Hempel Group’s new Research & Development Director. He provided Maritime Reporter & Engineering News insights on the future pace and direction of coatings technology.Nigel Shewring has spent his professional life on the R&D side of the coatings industry, starting

NSRP Awards Hepburn and Sons Laser Peening Work

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has awarded Hepburn and Sons LLC with the “Onboard Ship Integration of Laser Peening System for Lasting Aluminum Repairs.” The project team is led by Hepburn and Sons LLC and includes LSP Technologies Inc., Vigor Shipyards, ABS and NSWC Carderock Division.

New Nippon Paint Targets Chem, Product Carriers

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Nippon Paint Marine has added to its NOA range of self-indicating epoxy coatings with a new system specially developed to protect chemical and product carrier tanks from corrosion and cargo contamination.NOA PC 700, a phenolic/novolac-based epoxy, is resistant to a wide range of chemicals, solvents and petroleum products,

VRSim Launches VR Tool For Painting

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Connecticut-based virtual reality (VR) simulation systems provider VRSim introduced SimSpray 3.0, the next generation of VR paint training tool, which uses HTC’s VIVE Pro HMD and VIVE Trackers."SimSpray’s redesign offers a more intuitive and true-to-life user experience by featuring enhanced visuals,

Marine Coatings Market: Clean, Green & $9.3B by 2025

Frost  & Sullivan said shipbuilders and dry-docking companies should work with marine coatings specialists to ensure that high-performance, environmentally-sustainable marine coatings that can protect the environment and increase fuel efficiencies are developed for use in the maritime sector.
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In its latest analysis of the marine coatings sector, UK-headquartered market analyst Frost & Sullivan’s has shown that increased development and adoption of more environmentally sustainable and durable antifouling coatings using higher priced chemistries is a fast-growing trend in the marine sector.

Hempel Launches Hempaguard MaX Coatings

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Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an innovative new fouling defense system – Hempaguard MaX.This unique three-coat system provides vessels with a smoother hull. It reduces drag and results in significantly lower fuel requirements, and will deliver a guaranteed maximum speed loss* of 1.

Polymer Pioneer Wins Sperry Award

Thomson onboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson with SeaThigor mechanical face seal installed.

 (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Thordon Bearings’ founder and polymer materials pioneer George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been awarded the global transportation sector’s most distinguished accolade, the Elmer A. Sperry Award 2019 for “Advancing the Art of Transportation”.Thomson joins a long list of Sperry Award recipients,

AkzoNobel to Coat Chinese Icebreaker

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Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel‘s coatings solution selected by Polar Research Institute of China to protect its first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2 from harsh Arctic and Antarctic condition.Purpose-built to cope with thick ice sheets and the extreme challenges of polar exploration,

APAC Marine Coatings Market to Hit $12Bln in 2024

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The marine coatings market demand by 2024 will rise exponentially driven by rapid surge in trade activities worldwide has led to increase demand from the shipbuilding sector.APAC marine coatings market valuation to hit $12Billion by 2024. According to International Marine Organization (IMO), over 90% of global trades are conducted via ships.

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