STAR MARINE SHIELD

High water resistant and anti-fouling coating for marine areas

Issues

  1. Are you tired of frequent maintenance of submerged surface?
  2. Have you noticed biofouling on ship hulls, leading to higher drag and, consequently, greater fuel consumption?

Presenting Star Marine Shield

Star Marine Shield is a modified two-component high solids hydrolyzing antifouling coating based on ion exchange technology. It offers economical fouling prevention. Self-polishing properties that lessen hull degradation help achieve this. It is a specialized surface treatment applied to ship hulls and other marine structures. They serve as a critical frontline deterrent against biofouling. Only to be used as a final coat in submerged settings. Adequate for use on certified primers and tie coats applied to carbon steel and aluminum substrates. It can be used in surface temperatures below zero.

  • Inhibits Biofouling

    Functions either by creating a surface that is inhospitable for marine organism adhesion or by releasing biocides that kill or repel these organisms.

  • Corrosion Protection

    provides corrosion protection for the substrate while also preventing bio-growth.

  • Biocide Release

    The bio-growth is prevented due to additives in the coating that deter biological organisms from attaching to and growing on the coated surfaces. It works by releasing the relevant biocide into a thin film of water next to the coating.

  • Superhydrophobic

    One of the promising methodologies is the application of Star Marine Shield to minimize biofouling, as it also provides superhydrophobic properties.

  • Mechanical Stability

    It is long-term mechanically stable, perfectly adherent with the metallic/composite substrate, and capable to detach/destroy the fouling organisms.

  • Application ease

    It's simple to combine and apply with a brush or spray. 

  • Adhesion

    Forms a strong bond with all kinds of substrates.

  • Compatibility

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  • Chemical resistance

    Refers to the ability to withstand common acids and alkalis.

Unique Selling Proposition USP

The unique selling proposition (USP) of Star Marine Shield high water-resistant and anti-antifouling coating for marine areas are quite significant. This coating is designed to provide dual protection against both corrosion and biofouling. Here are some key features and benefits:

  • Integrated Protection: Recent advances in nanomaterial-based Star Marine Shield coating offers integrated solutions that combine anticorrosion and antifouling properties. This multifunctional approach is particularly beneficial for marine infrastructure, which is constantly exposed to harsh underwater environments.
  • Self-Polishing: Star Marine Shield is self-polishing, which means it prevent organism growth, maintaining a smooth surface that improves hydrodynamics and reduces fuel consumption.
  • Durability: Star Marine Shield is a hydrophilic nanocomposite; the product has a superior transparency, and ability to fight off extreme weather conditions.
  • Eco-Friendly Options: There has been a transition towards more eco-efficient yet highly-effective measures for fouling control following the ban on harmful substances such as tributyltin (TBT).

Its application is on underwater sections of ships together with other submerged features demanding strong protection from harsh aquatic environments and life in them. Star Marine Shield is vital in ships as well as structures in water bodies because it reduces expenditures spent on repairing equipment, enhances use of fuel, and stops invasive species’ expansion due to biofouling.

PACKING

Star Marine Shield is supplied in 1, 5, 20 litre containers.

  • The working principle of Star Marine Shield anti-antifouling coating is cantered around preventing bio-growth on marine surfaces. These coatings contain biocides that deter biological organisms from attaching to and growing on the coated surfaces. When applied, the coating creates an environment that is inhospitable for marine organism adhesion.

    • Ship under water hull in drydocking
    • Vessels
    • Submerged substrate / structures
    • Commercial Ships
    • Military Vassels
    • Oil Rigs
    • Recreational boats
    • Floating Structures
    • Floating wind turbines
    • Other Marine Infrastructures
  • Surface Preparation

    1. A clean, sound surface with a good mechanical key is the goal of surface preparation.
    2. Plaster, oil, paint, grease, corrosion deposits, and any other harmful materials should all be removed from substrates by cleaning them thoroughly.
    3. Laitance needs to be eliminated mechanically.
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    Mixing

    1. Pour Star Marine Shield into the mixing container and thoroughly mix and stir for at least 2 minutes using a slow speed (300-400 RPM) drill machine attached with a mixing paddle. 
    2. Retempering with water or solvent should not be done. 
  • Application

    1. Apply two or more coats on the prepared surface with brush, roller or spray 
    2. During application, of Star Marine Shield it needs to be continuously stirred to prevent the particles from settling.
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    Catalogue

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    Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

FAQS Related to Star Marine Shield

1. What are anti-fouling coatings?

They are used in ships and marine structures to prevent sea life from attaching itself onto the body hence slowing the ship and increasing fuel consumption.

2. What are the benefits of using anti-fouling coatings?

Mainly lower fuel consumption from reduction in drag on the hull, decreased maintenance costs, and control on invasive species proliferation.

3. Are anti-fouling coatings environmentally friendly? 

"While in the past, older coatings usually used dangerous chemicals such as tributyltin (TBT), recent anti-fouling paints are made in a way that considers the environment hence they do not have the substances that can remain in water and endanger the sea creatures."

4. Can anti-fouling coatings be used on any vessel?

They are mostly used on ships and constructions working at sea, for example merchant ships, war vessels, pleasure boats, oil platforms, and floating wind turbines.

5. How are anti-fouling coatings applied?

We typically use them like regular paint, and we can apply them through a brush, roller or spray can; but we are required to ensure the surface is clean and free from dampness prior to their application.

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