In today’s operating environment, newbuilding shipyards are seeking efficiencies in the build process. Simplifying the painting process is one method that can positively influence productivity.
Universal primers can do just this. With one product applied to all block sections, these products can improve shipyard productivity and reduce operational costs, complexity and waste.
However, newbuilding yards are only global by geography. They have varying construction methods, build different vessel types and are exposed to seasonal fluctuations in climatic conditions from shipyard to shipyard. Consequently, each newbuilding country has different requirements from a universal primer in terms of application, drying times and overcoating intervals.