The 20,000th application of Intershield 300 is a significant milestone for AkzoNobel and its customers. Since its launch in 1988, we have not only seen continued trust and confidence in the performance of Intershield 300, but also a growing understanding of its commercial and operational benefits, through efficiency savings and life-cycle cost reduction. In November 2016, AkzoNobel celebrated 20,000th application of Intershield 300, its highest performing anticorrosive universal primer.

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At the event, Mr. Wesel Philippe, Site Manager, New Build and Projects at Teekay Shipping Ltd, said, “By applying Intershield 300 at the newbuilding stage and maintaining it correctly during subsequent drydockings, there are considerable financial and environmental savings to be made. It is clear why Intershield 300 is the market leading primer for LNG vessels and continues to be the benchmark for the wider shipping industry.”

Regardless of vessel type, there are a number of key requirements that should be addressed by both vessel operators and shipyards when selecting coating systems. Working closely with the world’s major vessel operators and new construction yards, AkzoNobel recognises the importance of high performance and end-user friendly “universal” primers. ’Getting the balance right meeting owners and yards needs’.

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Proven 20 years Performance

Not only was the product awarded the first Lloyd’s Register IMO PSPC type approval certificate but also independent verification proves that Intershield 300 protects beyond legislative compliance. Following the inspection of the ‘Eleranta’ bulk carrier, Lloyd’s Register rated the condition of the coating in the double bottom tanks as ‘good’ after 15 years in service – strong evidence of its durability to meet and exceed the requirements of the IMO PSPC.

Intershield 300 is AkzoNobel’s highest performing anticorrosive universal primer, offering 20 years proven asset protection, control of through life maintenance costs and enhanced vessel earning potential. The Intershield 300 in-service results speak for themselves.

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Well over three decades after its introduction, Intershield 300 is an industry benchmark as the ultra- premium performance, abrasion resistant, anticorrosive marine coating.

In an industry where ship owners and operators are under pressure to increase operational and environmental efficiencies, the savings generated by Intershield 300 play a key role in ensuring that users remain profitable and compliant.

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