AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has launched a best-in-class anticorrosive universal primer, Intershield® One-2-One, which delivers simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection.

Intershield® One-2-One, part of AkzoNobel’s International® range of marine coatings, is a surface tolerant universal primer for use during on board maintenance. It is based on the company’s Intershield® 300 pure epoxy technology, which provides a unique balance of abrasion and corrosion resistance with optimum levels of hardness and flexibility, delivering long-term performance and effective corrosion control.

Application of Intershield® One-2-One can reduce paint wastage significantly, as well as reducing the risk of incorrect mixing and subsequent coating failure. These benefits are possible thanks to the availability of small crew-friendly pack sizes with an equal mix ratio that can be handled with ease by users.

Intershield® One-2-One can be used as a primer on most areas of a vessel. This versatility enables simplified paint stock management for crew members who can consolidate several products into a single maintenance solution. It meets all the required on board maintenance characteristics as well as the service performance expectations of the vessel operator.

Intershield® One-2-One features enhanced surface tolerance properties that enable it to be applied to a wide range of surfaces with reduced surface preparation requirements. It has been engineered for use in temperatures as low as -5 0C and will cure to dry film down to -200C. This removes the need for weather dependent on-board maintenance in most areas, providing vessels and crew with increased flexibility in maintenance scheduling.

Robert Wong, Marketing Director at AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, said: “In an industry where crew members continue to face increased responsibilities, optimising time spent on on-board maintenance is essential. With Intershield® One-2-One, we have delivered a simplified and versatile solution that enables crew members to use purchased coatings effectively and efficiently, on many surfaces and in many operating environments. This effectively support ship owners in preventing the onset and progression of costly corrosion, and protect the integrity of a vessel’s steel, even while operating in harsh environments. It reflects our focus on providing essential innovations that meet our customers’ maintenance requirements”