When fouling organisms settle on the underwater hull, they have an adverse impact on a vessel’s fuel consumption. For example, a layer of slime can result in increased fuel consumption of between 2% and 10%, weed growth in the region of 10% and 30%, and animal growth (such as tubeworms or barnacles) in excess of 40%.
Intersleek 1100SR can put a stop to that. The marine industry’s first biocide-free coating to feature patented fluropolymer technology, it effectively releases slime – even at low speeds. This means vessels benefit from reduced drag, improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
In total, there have been more than 1,400 applications of Intersleek 1100SR to date. The landmark of 1,000 was achieved in 2017 with the Al Gattara LNG tanker, operated by Nakilat.
Intersleek 1100SR is part of AkzoNobel’s industry-leading portfolio marketed through its International brand. For more details about the product, visit the International website.