Organa Garden's IGT develops Duraspeed powder coatings for boat propellers
September 20, 2011
Integrated Green Technologies LLC (IGT), the powder coating and equipment division of Organa Gardens International Inc., has completed field trials for its newly developed Duraspeed powder coating for boat propellers, drives (IPS), shafts, bow thrusters, trim tabs and keel coolers. The trials were conducted under the control of the Volvo Penta (Inboard performance system) warrantee facility in Fort Myers, Florida. The coating was applied using the patented IGT #100-B electrostatic thermal spray powder gun system, which allows for the powder coating of parts without the need for a bake oven. IGT's proprietary foul release coating contains no environmentally harmful components and is designed to hinder the growth of marine life on the surface of the parts while at the same time, due to the smooth surface of the coating, allow for minimum resistance between the part surface and the water. This feature, in test data running in parallel with other smooth coatings, has proven to equal or exceed all others both in RPM increase and fuel efficiency, the company said. The minimum expected service life is several years based on a successful four year test conducted previously.