Accession Number:

ADA037873

Title:

Underwater Applicable Antifouling Paints - Initial One-Year Study.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note Mar 75-Jul 76,

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Epoxy coatings with antifouling properties were field-tested to determine 1 the minimum tin content necessary to retard marine biological fouling and 2 whether a leaching agent such as rosin was necessary to permit toxicant release at a rate sufficient to retard fouling. Only paint with 6 tin compared favorably in fouling resistance with the copper-based antifouling paint used as a standard. It may be that fouling resistance will not be greatly affected if the tin content is reduced below 6 and rosin is incorporated into the formulation to accelerate the release of tin. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE