A brand new biocidal antifouling featuring patented Lubyon® technology
that delivers predictable long term performance.
Reduced drag. Reduced fuel. Reduced emissions*.
Featuring new patented
Lubyon® polymer technology,
Intercept® 8000 LPP provides
consistent, predictable linear
polishing performance. It
enables ship owners and
operators to plan and budget
effectively throughout the
docking cycle, for in-service
periods of up to 90 months.
Unlike typical silyl and metal acrylate biocidal antifoulings, Intercept®8000 LPP replicates the linear polishing behaviour of previous
tributlytin based antifoulings. Typical silyl acrylate based products polish slowly initially, thereafter the rate of polishing steadily increases.
Whereas typical metal acrylate systems polish fast initially before reaching a steady state.
Designed for the deep sea market at Newbuilding and maintenance and repair, the coating has been extensively monitored with
in service performance validated on over 4 million DWT.
The Lubyon® polymer is 'superhydrophilic', meaning it is water loving.
This creates a lubricating effect at the coating surface which also swells
on contact with water helping to smooth out imperfections. This
'lubricious' effect results in a low friction, very smooth and slippery
surface on immersion, which is then maintained throughout the lifetime
of the coating. With surface friction reduced, it results in less drag with
subsequent reduced fuel and emissions savings of up to 5% annual
average, compared to typical controlled depletion polymer (CDP)
Surface active zone
Unique Lubyon® technology
reacts with seawater via a
constant surface active zone,
releasing the optimal amount
of biocide constantly over the
scheme life to prevent fouling
settlement. This release rate is
largely unaffected by
*compared to typical controlled depletion polymer (CDP)