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Study Demonstrates Improved Vessel Power Efficiency with PPG Marine Hull Coatings

Logistic News - Published on Mon, 18 Nov 2019

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PPG recently announced results from a study that concluded vessels using its fouling release and antifouling coatings show improved speed and power performance. PPG conducted the study in collaboration with DNV GL, a provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the global maritime industry that is based in Oslo, Norway. The study used the hull performance analysis methodology developed by DNV GL to analyze the performance of various major vessel types. These included liquified natural gas carriers, bulk carriers, crude oil tankers and cruise vessels that use PPG antifouling and fouling release solutions in a variety of operating conditions. The study used the hull performance analysis methodology developed by DNV GL to analyze the performance of various major vessel types, including LNG carriers, bulk carriers, crude oil tankers and cruise vessels.

The results demonstrate noteworthy hull performance, with less than 1.5% average speed loss across the variety of ship types and operational conditions. In addition, vessels using PPG SIGMAGLIDE® 1290 fouling release coating demonstrated notable speed and power improvement over the baseline sea trial conditions.


The products used in this study, PPG SIGMAGLIDE and PPG SIGMA SAILADVANCE™ marine hull coatings, are part of PPG’s fouling-control product range. The coatings are designed to provide superior fouling protection to vessels operating in the most demanding conditions and environments across the world.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Mon, 18 Nov 2019
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