October 30, 2014
Two ship owners are due to be awarded a combined total of almost $500,000 when the first claims resulting from a new carbon credits methodology developed by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation are finalized next year.
October 08, 2014
AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, International®, has signed a new contract to provide coatings for two 83m Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) with Selah Shipyard, Turkey, thanks to a long-standing relationship.
September 30, 2014
Now in its 26th year, the shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair was attended by more than 2,100 exhibitors including 150 first-timers, with 50,000 visitors filling the 90,000 square meters of exhibition space.
May 27, 2014
AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, International®, is celebrating the success of its Intersleek®1100SR technology following a series of nominations and award wins from RINA, Seatrade and Riviera Maritime.
April 29, 2014
Announcing the first ever carbon credit methodology developed for international shipping approved by The Gold Standard. This new approach drives uptake of foul release eco-efficiency technologies and provides revenue from carbon reductions.
April 15, 2014
AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, the supplier of International® advanced hull coatings, has received the Clean Shipping award at the 2014 Seatrade Awards.
April 03, 2014
AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, has developed Intertrac, the shipping industry’s first, patented applied for software system that enables ship owners and operators to accurately assess and predict the risk of hull fouling dependent on the route their vessels are transiting.
February 17, 2014
Independent UCL study commissioned by International Paint reveals true impact of clean technology and key role that a standard measurement methodology can play.
December 23, 2013
International Paint was once again proud to shine at Marintec China, the marine industry’s most recognized maritime trade show in Asia from 3rd to 6th December this year.
December 13, 2013
The Grimaldi Group, having chosen new Intersleek®1100SR for eight vessels in just seven weeks, is prolific in the adoption of foul release technology.
December 4, 2013
International’s Marine Coatings business has launched a new mobile website, m.international-marine.com, to give its customers and teams easy access to the latest information, wherever they are.
December 02, 2013
M.H. Simonsen was the first company to apply International’s latest high performance tank coating Interline®9001 to all tanks of a vessel, the ‘Oradana’. Twenty months and many aggressive cargoes later, the coating is still in pristine condition.
November 26, 2013
International® eagerly awaits the opening of this year’s Marintec exhibition, 3rd-6th December, where it will focus on delivering performance through innovation, particularly through its revolutionary fouling control coatings.
November 18, 2013
International Paint was once again proud to participate in Kormarine, International Marine, Shipbuilding & Offshore Trade Show held in the port city of Busan, Korea in October this year.
September 24, 2013
On 15th September 2013, over 60 International Paint Shanghai employees visited Xisha Wetland Park in Chongming Island to partake in AkzoNobel’s ‘run around the world’ (RATW) initiative, covering a total of 730km.
September 05, 2013
International Paint announced today that its two latest hull-coating technologies - Intercept®8000 LPP and Intersleek®1100SR - have already made a significant impact on the market within months of their launch in March.
June 24, 2013
This year's Nor-shipping event heralded the return of International Marine Coatings Norway, attracting shipowners and ship operators from around the world, with over 14,870 visitors and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies attending the event.
June 14, 2013
Wah Kwong Ship Management Ltd introduced a sixth VLCC into their fleet - the M/T 'Hong Kong Spirit'. The succesful delivery was attributed to seamless cooperation between International, Wah Kwong and Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
May 23, 2013
International® were proud to sponsor the third China Marine Coating and Anticorrosive Technology Forum, hosted by CSNAME, which was held from 9-10 May 2013 in Shanghai, to promote the sustainable development of Marine Coatings.
May 21, 2013
Intersleek®1100SR, the industries first biocide free fouling control coating featuring unique patented slime release technology has been awarded the 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in China.
May 10, 2013
Inamarine, Indonesia's most influential and comprehensive event took place this year at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) Indonesia, from 2nd - 4th May 2013.
April 22, 2013
Throughout March, International Paint Korea hosted a series of events to formally launch Intercept®8000 LPP and Intersleek®1100SR - two major new technology breakthroughs set to revolutionise predictability in hull coating performance.
April 17, 2013
The excellent condition of coatings on the hull of the OB River, a 150,000 cubic metre LNG carrier, following a voyage through Arctic ice, yet again reaffirms International’s pole position as coatings provider in the buoyant LNG sector.
April 11, 2013
On Thursday 21st March, International Paint Shanghai hosted an event at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai to formally launch launch Intercept®8000 LPP and Intersleek®1100SR - two major new technology breakthroughs in fouling control development.
April 04, 2013
International Paint of Shanghai Co. Ltd. (IPS) has signed a technical collaboration agreement with China’s leading shipyard, Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS).
February 27, 2013
International Paint, part of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paints and coatings company, today officially opened its new global Marine Coatings headquarters in Singapore.
February 27, 2013
International Paint has announced at a press conference in London, a sea-change in hull performance with the launch of two new coatings solutions - Intercept®8000 LPP and Intersleek®1100SR.
December 10, 2012
International Paint has helped refurbish a classroom at the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, for students training to become professionals in the maritime industry.
October 25, 2012
Hapag-Lloyd has again chosen coatings from International Paint, this time for the ‘Hamburg Express’, the first of a new class of 10 container ship newbuildings from Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.
October 12, 2012
For more than a decade, International® has been a major coatings supplier to Meyer Werft Shipyard, and on 8th September 2012 supported the NDR2 Papenburg music festival for the second time.
A standard independent methodology will curb growing scepticism and confusion surrounding the widely varying fuel savings claims from clean technology providers
September 25, 2012
Thenamaris Ships Management Inc. has selected International Paint to supply coatings for eleven forthcoming newbuildings and drydockings.
September 24, 2012
This year’s SMM was attended by over 50,000 trade visitors from across the globe, providing a valuable opportunity for International® to interact with shipowners, ship builders and suppliers.
September 14, 2012
International® is honoured to have supplied the coatings for the ‘Far Solitaire’, the platform supply vessel awarded ‘Ship of the Year 2012’ by major Norwegian shipping magazine Skipsrevyen.
August 03, 2012
Take a look at our English Language print press coverage from around the globe during April to June 2012.
August 02, 2012
International Paint of Shanghai has established a long term strategic partnership with CSSC Chengxi Shipyard, designed to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses.
July 27, 2012
International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings (M&PC) business has taken the lead by becoming the first producer in the heavy duty coatings sector to completely phase out the use of lead chromates in its products.
July 20, 2012
International Paint’s Marine Coatings business is bringing more than a century of expertise to new audiences as well as enhancing its engagement with customers and stakeholders after significantly expanding its online presence.
July 20, 2012
May 2012 saw further evidence of the outstanding performance of Intersleek®, with the docking of the ‘Al Jasra’ LNG carrier at NKOM (Nakilat Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard), in excellent condition after seven years.
July 13, 2012
International Paint Korea has celebrated its 100th Intersleek® application in the ship repair sector to a Korean flagged ship – the 138,000m3 LNG carrier “SK Splendor”, coated at a Singaporean shipyard for SK Shipping Co. Ltd.
July 06, 2012
This year’s Posidonia exhibition was the largest ever, and one in which International Paint was proud to participate.
June 11, 2012
May 2012 saw the docking of the ‘Ghasha’ LNG carrier, a fine example of the long term performance of International®’s Intersleek® foul release coating.
June 11, 2012
Following the recent announcement of a strategic partnership between International Paint and BMT ARGOSS, the two companies have been apprising their customers and clients of the potential benefits of the BMT SMARTSERVICES system.
May 04, 2012
International Paint Ltd. is proud to announce it has achieved full type approval and proven in service performance for the outstanding anticorrosive coating Intershield®300.
April 19, 2012
February 2012 saw the completion of International Paint Shanghai’s ‘Our World is Water’ community program, a year-long initiative to raise the environmental awareness of children at a local primary school.
April 16, 2012
“Are we taking asset protection seriously?” was the question and the title of a presentation delivered by International Paint at the 57th panel meeting of SIGTTO (the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators) in Doha on 27th March 2012.
March 13, 2012
International Paint has signed an extended contract with leading PR company BLUE to deliver a comprehensive marine communications programme.
March 08, 2012
With 45 of its vessels coated with International Paint’s Intersmooth®SPC, Claus Peter Offen trusts proven technology to deliver outstanding fouling control to its modern, sophisticated fleet.
February 27, 2012
Intershield®300 continues to prove its outstanding durability in service, remaining in excellent condition after 15 years in the cargo oil tanks of the ‘Samco Raven’.
February 24, 2012
In August 2011 Stella Marine Services GmbH & Co. KG became the latest company to reap the rewards of using Intersmooth®7460HS SPC biocidal antifouling.
January 31, 2012
International Paint is pleased to announce that its principal anticorrosive primers and shop primers have successfully passed the very demanding IMO PSPC COT laboratory tests in accordance with the IMO MSC.288 (87) SOLAS regulations for cargo oil tankers.
January 26, 2012
International Paint has introduced Intersmooth®7465Si SPC and Interswift®6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings and is the first and only global manufacturer to offer both copper acrylate and silyl acrylate antifouling coatings.
December 16, 2011
September 2011 witnessed a milestone for International Paint and N-KOM, the Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited, Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, with the coating of three LNG vessels marking the application of 10,000 litres of Intersleek® foul release technology at the new Qatar facility in less than 4 months since opening.
December 16, 2011
International Paint presented its comprehensive marine coatings range at Marintec China, held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, between 29th November and 2nd December 2011
November 28, 2011
International Paint is pleased to have participated in the Europort exhibition, held in Ahoy Rotterdam, 8-11 November 2011.
November 25, 2011
International Paint is proud to have once again exhibited at Kormarine International Shipbuilding and Marine Equipment Show held in Busan, South Korea from 26 to 29 October 2011.
November 25, 2011
International Paint Ltd., a Corporate Partner of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is sponsoring a RINA initiative to identify the professional skills which engineers in the maritime industry will require in the future.
November 01, 2011
Following the efficiency improvements experienced by NSCSA (The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia) after using Intersleek®700, the company has decided to apply the latest generation Intersleek®900 to a further six vessels.
October 25, 2011
BMT ARGOSS and International Paint have announced the formation of a partnership that can deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet.
September 9, 2011
Intersmooth® SPC’s outstanding antifouling performance has been proven at the docking of the 'Tangguh Hiri' in Singapore in June 2011.
August 31, 2011
The high performance of International Paint’s specialist ice resistant coating Intershield®163 Inerta 160 has been proven at the dive inspection of the "Monchegorsk" specialised container / cargo vessel on July 4th, 2011.
August 30, 2011
Retired Marine & Protective Coatings Managing Director Bill McPherson has been elected president of the International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) for a two-year term.
August 16, 2011
As Meyer Werft shipyard's main coatings supplier for over a decade and twice its 'Partner of the Year', International Paint is proud to have supported the NDR2 Papenburg music festival, held in the yard on 25th June 2011.
August 2, 2011
Stolt-Nielsen B.V. is the first company set to benefit from International Paint’s new chemical tank coating, Interline®9001.
July 19, 2011
International Paint has developed a collection of resources to help ship owners and operators implement the International Maritime Organisation’s new Biofouling Guidelines, approved on 15th July 2011.
June 27, 2011
The latest issue of Propeller magazine (issue 26, May 2011) is now available.
June 23, 2011
Following its previous successes at Nor-Shipping, International Paint Norway exhibited at the 2011 event, renewing its important partnership contract with STX-OSV shipyards and demonstrating its industry leading coatings to a record number of attendees.
June 06, 2011
International Paint has introduced Intergard®7020, a new dedicated cargo hold coating for all bulk carrier types.
May 24, 2011
Cunard, the famous brand operated by Carnival UK, has confirmed significant savings on its flagship liner Queen Mary 2 since converting to International Paint’s fluoropolymer foul release coating Intersleek®900 in November 2008.
May 20, 2011
Intershield 163 Inerta 160, the first classification society recognised abrasion resistant ice coating, played a key role in enabling the smooth rescue of three vessels, carrying over 400 people, stranded in ice-packed Sakhalin Bay in Russia’s Far East.
March 30, 2011
International Paint has introduced Interline 9001, a new Bimodal Epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers.
March 22, 2011
Norwegian Cruise Line, based in Miami, is one of the most innovative companies operating in the cruise industry.
March 07, 2011
The latest issue of Propeller magazine (issue 25, February 2011) is now available.
February 21, 2011
International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs.
February 17, 2011
A report from one of the shipping industry's leading research bodies, Professor James Corbett's Energy and Environmental Research Associates, has proven that Intersleek 900 can reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) and other emissions by an average of 9%.
December 17, 2010
Find out how antifouling coatings make a valuable contribution to the sustained operational efficiency of commercial and naval ships by maintaining smooth, clean underwater hulls.
November 23, 2010
The high performance and durability of International Paint’s anticorrosive coating Intershield 300 has been proven at the third special survey of the panamax bulk carrier m.v. Eleranta.
November 17, 2010
National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has achieved dramatic fuel savings and emissions cuts since adopting Intersleek coatings technology on the hulls of eight VLCCs
November 01, 2010
International demonstrates its wide range of coatings solutions to the 50,000 visitors at SMM Hamburg 2010.
September 29, 2010
International Paint has improved and expanded its range of antifouling coatings. The enhanced line up includes higher volume solids products, meaning reduced coats per scheme, lower levels of overspray and reduced VOC emissions.
September 06, 2010
Find out how new decision-making tool, developed by International Paint, has been designed to assist ship operators by comparing both economic and environmental costs and benefits.
September 01, 2010
With increasing fuel costs and a focus on emissions, ship operators are increasingly seeking quick, simple and cost effective solutions to improve operating efficiency.
August 03, 2010
Find out how International Paint's new super tough cargo hold coating combats 'shooting' damage - a phenomena that could compromise a bulk carrier's safety.
July 30, 2010
The latest issue of Propeller magazine (issue 24, August 2010) is now available.
June 16, 2010
Developing new coatings technologies and products for the future of the shipping industry.
June 16, 2010
The application of Intersleek 900 to the hull of the 173,400 cubic metre 'Sevilla Knutsen', a new liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea is an important milestone for several reasons.
June 04, 2010
The third 'Navalia' took place in Vigo, Spain, from the 18th to the 20th of May 2010. The event attracted over 500 exhibitors with more than 25,000 visitors.
June 04, 2010
Mr. Robert Taylor, the new Marine and Protective Coatings Managing Director, recently visited the largest shipbuilding base in China - Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
May 17, 2010
Find out how International Paint's Intershield 163 Inerta 160 has remained a constant preference for owners when it comes to the newbuilding of polar seas vessels.
May 06, 2010
International Paint Ltd. is introducing Intershield 803Plus, a new cargo hold coating specifically designed to address the key issue of impact damage from the loading of dry bulk cargoes.
February 15, 2010
Find out how International Paint's Universal Primer range is helping the Newbuilding market address the productivity, regulatory, performance and commercial needs of shipyards and ship owners alike.
January 19, 2010
A new range of universal primers for the newbuilding market is being introduced to address the productivity, regulatory, performance and commercial needs of shipyards and ship owners alike - wherever they are.
December 04, 2009
International Paint (Korea) has recieved the prestigious 2009 'Best Foreign Corporation' Award.
December 03, 2009
The latest issue of Propeller magazine (issue 23, November 2009) is now available.
November 26, 2009
This years international maritime exhibition Europort took place from the 3rd - 6th November 2009.
November 25, 2009
Kormarine 2009 was held from the 21st - 24th October 2009 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre in Busan, Korea.
November 24, 2009
International Paint Ltd had another busy year at Defence Systems and Equipment International (DSEi) 2009.
November 20, 2009
The US Navy's latest amphibious assault ship USS New York (LPD-21), commissioned in New York on November 7th 2009, is a ship with a difference.
November 16, 2009
AkzoNobel Chief Executive Hans Wijers recently threw his weight behind 'The Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change' by adding his name to those of hundreds of other global business leaders...
October 21, 2009
We’d like to bring to your attention a television programme currently airing on the Discovery Channel which we believe offers a very positive view on the marine community in general and the work we do at International Paint.
September 11, 2009
International Paint Ltd. are proud to announce that the revolutionary, fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900 has won a prestigious Lloyd's List Global Award in the Clean Seas Category 2009.
September 07, 2009
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has returned to International Paint for more of the latest fuel saving technology, Intersleek 900, for the hull of the UK Navy’s flagship 'HMS Ark Royal'.
July 15, 2009
Our latest edition of 'Propeller Magazine' is now available online with hard copies being distributed worldwide.
July 06, 2009
Just two years after completing the first PSPC gap analysis in a Chinese shipyard, Lloyd’s Register and International Paint are proud to announce the completion of the 100th analysis in STX France Cruise SA, Saint-Nazaire.
July 06, 2009
International Paint's on going programme of investment in R&D continues with the building of a new, worldwide product development laboratory in Singapore.
July 01, 2009
The San Marco Shipyard was purchased by the Calderan family in 1999 and has undergone an extensive programme of modernisation.
June 08, 2009
Mumbai-based Mercator Lines Limited continues to see the benefits of using International Paint’s fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900, on two of their Aframax vessels, the 'Prem Pride' and 'Prem Divya'.
June 08, 2009
Sydney based Inco Ships Pty Ltd. were the very first company to apply the revolutionary, fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900 to their vessel 'Ikuna' during a routine maintenance drydocking in March 2006 at Singapore’s Sembawang shipyard.
April 29, 2009
In accordance with their environmental policy Yang Ming decided to upgrade and coat two newbuilding projects with Intersleek 900 foul release system.
April 16, 2009
Cunard Line, having chosen the fluoropolymer foul release coating Intersleek 900 for the underwater hull of the transatlantic ocean liner Queen Mary 2, have experienced positive performance results.
March 30, 2009
Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), one of the leading cruise ferries operators in the Mediterranean has converted all vessels at maintenance and repair dry docking to the biocide free, foul release system, Intersleek.
February 17, 2009
Wightlink Ltd, a UK-based ferry company, has firmly adopted International Paint's revolutionary foul-release coating system, Intersleek 900, a unique, patented fluoropolymer foul-release coating.
February 09, 2009
IP Germany (International Farbenwerke GmbH) has been named 'Shipbuilding Partner of the Year 2008' by Meyer Werft Papenburg.
January 08, 2009
A ringing endorsement of Intersleek 900 benefits comes from Italian cruise line MSC Cruises.
January 07, 2009
Intersleek 900 has won the 'Environmental Initiative' category of the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2008, presented at the Seatrade Med exhibition on December 10th. It was recognized for its environmental benefits for cruise operators.
October 08, 2008
This issue focusses on the Dry Bulk Boom, Market in Asia, Tanker to Bulker Conversion, PSPC, High Volume Solids SPC Coating as well as the usual Regulatory update and Business Round-Up.
August 06, 2008
A second Aframax tanker belonging to Mumbai-based Mercator Lines, the 105,000 dwt 'Prem Divya', has been coated with International Paint’s foul release coating, Intersleek 900.
May 30, 2008
International Paint Ltd. are proud to announce the completion of the 100th ship coated with the revolutionary, fluoropolymer based, patented foul release product Intersleek 900.
May 28, 2008
This new look Propeller includes articles on Intersleek 900 100th application, PSPC, challenges in the LNG market and the environmental challenge faced by the shipping market today.
February 01, 2008
International Paint Ltd. is proud to announce that the first Lloyd’s Register IMO PSPC (Performance Standard for Protective Coatings) Type Approval Certificate has been awarded to Intershield 300.
January 30, 2008
MSC Cruises, Italy’s largest styled cruise company and one of the biggest cruise ship operators in Europe is the world’s first company to apply the revolutionary, biocide free, foul release coatings system Intersleek 900 on a cruise ship newbuilding.
January 30, 2008
International Paint Ltd has successfully completed a hull coating project on the 'Carnival Victory', owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines.
July 30, 2007
The Queen's Award was formally presented to International Paint on the 24th July 2007 by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Mr. Nigel Sherlock DL FRSA.
May 29, 2007
Lloyd’s Register and International Paint have teamed up to offer shipyards in China step-by-step advice on how to prepare to meet the requirements of the new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC).
May 29, 2007
In this special edition of IP News we focus on Intersleek 900 key launch events, track record and the key features and benefits.
April 23, 2007
Felling based coatings manufacturer International Paint is pleased to announce that the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category 2007 has been won by our Marine and Protective Coatings Business Unit.
April 23, 2007
International Paint is pleased to announce that the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category 2007 has been won by our Marine and Protective Coatings Business Unit.
February 27, 2007
Setting even higher performance standards with improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, Intersleek 900 is a unique patented fluoropolymer foul release coating which represents the very latest advances in fouling control technology.
January 01, 2007
This newsletter includes details on the Amended Performance Standard for Protective Coatings, Hanjin Shippings Adoption of Intersleek 700, First IPJ Secured Vessel from Kanrei Shipbuilding, In Service Performance and New Applications.