Accession Number:

AD0917066

Title:

Antifouling Organometallic Polymers: Environmentally Compatible Materials.

Personal Author(s):

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Abstract:

Development of novel, low-pollution-risk, antifouling organometallic polymers represents an advance in the state-of-the-art antifouling technology and promises to reduce the pollution from antifouling coatings at least tenfold. To date, acrylic, vinyl, styrene, and polyester organometallic polymers have shown excellent resistance to fouling organisms for 19, 17, 9, and 6 months, respectively, during panel immersion at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. During accelerated aging trials, using a rotating cylinder apparatus, organometallic polymers have demonstrated lower leaching rates than conventional shipboard antifouling coatings. A black antifouling paint is being formulated from an organometallic polymethacrylate with air-pollution-exempt solvents, to meet Navy standards. Author

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Research and development rept.,

Pages:

0033

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