Underwater Wax Formulation and Method.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A wax coating composition capable of underwater application to submerged surfaces comprises a mixture of from about 2 to about 18 of a polymer having the recurring unit-C2F3C1- from about 20 to about 40 of a microcrystalline wax from about 40 to about 70 of a chlorinated paraffinic hydrocarbon and up to about 5 of a surfactant. An appropriate biocide may be interspersed into the wax to prevent marine growth. Another wax coating composition comprises a mixture of from about 16 to about 27 of a paraffin wax from about 22 to about 33 of a microcrystalline wax and from about 36 to about 58 of a chlorinated paraffinic hydrocarbon. A biocide such as the organotins or cuprous oxide antifoulants may comprise from about 2 to about 10 of the wax mixture. Author
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