Skip to main content

 

 

HEMPEL INTRODUCES GLOBIC 7000 ANTIFOULING

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 

Hempel has introduced a new antifouling with enhanced operational flexibility for all vessel types.

Globic 7000, specifically designed to deliver effective protection for up to 60 months, incorporates an optimum biocide mix to guard against both hard and soft fouling. With an improved performance against slime and algae, Hempel says it is suitable for wide operational conditions including slow steaming and long idle periods.

Globic 7000 is built on Hempel's proven Globic technology that has been applied to more than 10,000 vessels since its launch in 2002, ensuring uniform and effective biocide release and a clean hull over the entire dry-docking interval.

Commenting on the launch of the new hull coating, Davide Ippolito, Head of Marine Group Product Management, Hempel A/S said: "Our Globic range is one of our most successful as they offer an excellent return on investment. Globic 7000, our latest addition, has been designed to offer customers full operational flexibility. In support of the industry's current move towards slow steaming operations this new coating delivers significant fuel savings and exceptional protection for up to 60 months, for all vessel types and a wide range of operational conditions. The high-volume solids in the coating mean that it can be applied more quickly to deliver further cost reductions whilst the vessel is in dry dock."  

The company’s patented Nano acrylate technology is the strength behind the Globic range and provides a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate to ensure a clean hull over the entire service life period.

Globic's unique technology allows the coating to start working as soon as the hull meets the water to deliver full and immediate antifouling protection.

Globic 7000 incorporates Hempel's patented microfibres giving the coating best-in-class mechanical strength. The microfibres increase the coating's resistance to abrasion and impact damage often incurred during daily operations and protects against cracking and peeling. This strengthening of the coating minimises the area required for blasting and so significantly reduces maintenance costs during dry docking.

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index

Web Analytics