Underwater Applicable Antifouling Paints - Initial One-Year Study.
Technical note Mar 75-Jul 76,
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CALIF
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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
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Marine Engineering