Hempel also announced that the new high-solids antifoulings have been launched during the recently concluded 5th Annual Middle East ShipTech Conference in Dubai, one of the most important conferences for new and emerging technologies for the shipping industry. The company offered key industry insights, including strategic benefits of the new high-solids antifoulings and other Hempel products, at Middle East ShipTech 2012.
The new high-solids antifoulings allow ship owners to greatly reduce the environmental impact of their vessels. By delivering powerful protection against fouling, they cut fuel consumption and associated emissions. Plus, their emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are very low.
New antifoulings based on patented technology with a documented record of success.
Offering exceptional performance in even the most aggressive waters, Globic 9000 is Hempel's new top-end antifouling. An evolution of Globic NCT, it can be specified for 90-month docking intervals. Global 6000 is a new product in the Globic series, which builds on the same technology as Globic 9000. It is suitable for 60-month intervals.
Both Globic 9000 and Globic 6000 are designed around patented nano-capsule binder technology, which has consistently been refined by Hempel over the last ten years. Importantly, analysis of indocking vessels using an antifouling based on this technology confirms they show very little evidence of fouling-even after 5 years at sea.
Oceanic+ is a more economical solution for 60-month intervals. It offers dependable performance in most trading waters, and is also available in a special version developed for flat-bottom applications.
Olympic+ is an evolution of Olympic, an antifouling with a documented record of strong and reliable performance not overly aggressive fouling waters. It offers improved performance for 36-month service intervals.
According to Torben Rasmussen Group Product Manager at Hempel, the company's new antifoulings offer shipowners security in uncertain times: 'We are proud that our new antifoulings offer our customers the confidence that comes with proven performance. All our new products are built on tried-and-tested technology and are developed using our unique method for evaluating and optimizing antifoulings."
Mark Rees, Hempel's Group Vice President and Area Director Middle East - East, said: "The launch of the new antifoulings at the Middle East ShipTech created an opportunity to optimize the product's market exposure in the region. The post-launch feedback was very encouraging, reaffirming Hempel's continuing success in catering to the specific demands of our customers in the Middle East."
Laurence Brown, Country Manager - Hempel UAE, said, "Hempel further reinforces its market presence in the UAE with the launch of the new antifoulings. It demonstrates the company's technological prowess and strong focus on R&D, which gives Hempel a competitive advantage in terms of delivering premium-quality solutions and ultimately creating extra value for our customers in the UAE and across the region."
Hempel supports launch with new site designed to help customers find the right antifouling for their needs
When it comes to choosing an antifouling, every vessel has unique needs that must be considered. Understanding this, Hempel have created a new website at antifouling.hempel.com, which allows customers to quickly find the antifoulings that best meet the specific demands of their fleet.