Barnacles, algae and slime are
more than just a drag on a ships speed and performance; they drag down
shipowners' profits by boosting fuel consumption and maintenance costs. Lonza has
led the way in developing products for
marine antifouling coatings to prevent marine fouling on ship's bottoms.
The marine aquaculture industry raises fish
using “net-pens” that are susceptible to continuous biofouling -- the
accumulation of unwanted marine plants and animals, such as shellfish, algae,
barnacles and hydroids. Biofouling can
compromise the integrity of the nets and also reduce water flow which is
detrimental to the health and environment of the farmed fish.
Lonza’s Copper Omadine® Products offer
lasting antifouling performance in aquaculture applications.
Lonza’s Omadine® products may not be
registered for use for these applications in your country. Please contact us
for information regarding approved applications in your region.