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Peptide Technologies Launches Organic-Based Fouling Prevention Coatings



Published January 30, 2014
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Peptide Technologies, Inc. has commercially launched the first organic-based fouling prevention coatings product line to address the economic and environmental burden of aquatic bio-fouling. Peptide Technologies' products specialize in the prevention of the attachment of organic matter on ship hulls and fixed assets to improve vessel fuel efficiency, decrease maintenance costs, reduce emissions and the release of toxic materials (i.e. copper) in our oceans, lakes and valuable water sources.

The product line offers the industry safe and sustainable fouling prevention coatings used to combat the rapidly growing problems caused by the attachment of hard fouling agents in the marine and fresh water environments, according to the company. Peptide Technologies' patent-protected approach not only significantly minimizes the attachment of hard fouling agents such as mussels, barnacles, etc., but is also highly effective in preventing the build-up of any bio-film or algae layer as Theyll.

Peptide Technologies' four coatings also offer an industry-first successful "30 MINUTE" curing phase to significantly loTheyr maintenance dry-dock downtime, and are designed to prevent the attachment of fouling organisms to a variety of substrates.

*AquaNatural Industrial Coating- customized formulation to provide effective protection from fouling organisms onto fixed assets for 10 years;
*AquaCrete Natural Coating- customized solution to provide effective protection to concrete surfaces from fouling organisms for 10 years;
*AquaCulture Natural Coating- designed for flexible substrates such as netting to allow for expansion and contraction without compromising integrity of the coating for 2 years; and
*AquaNatural Marine Coating- customizable friction-reduction formula for assets while stationary or mobile for 5 years, resulting in a potential fuel cost savings greater than 5%.
The organic-based solutions they have developed and perfected are highly effective in both marine and fresh waters, and are the first non-dangerous, non-hazardous, and therefore environmentally friendly, products available to the aquatic and industrial market. These fouling prevention coatings adhere to both stationary and flexible substrates (i.e., netting) and are available in "Clear" and a variety of colors including white. There are many benefits to applying these fouling prevention coatings in enclosed systems as Theyll as open surfaces such as ship hulls, fish nets, intake screens, and canal gates - where the application of paint containing biocides, bio-pesticides, or copper products and/or chemical-based products is not appropriate.



Hydro-electric facilities and dams (i.e., water in-take pipes, valves);
Ship hulls (i.e., barnacle-covered hulls can increase fuel usage by more than 40%);
Commercial fish nets;
Pearling and aquaculture industry;
Drinking water treatment facilities;
Farm irrigation water;
Navigation locks;
Oil rigs (FPSO);
Other cement and/or steel substrates; and
Concrete residential/commercial buildings, walkways and docks.
These fouling prevention coatings have undergone intensive evaluations by independent parties around the globe. These include: Canada - Great Lakes; USA - Colorado River; Darwin, Australia; and Trondheim, Norway. Unlike any other anti-fouling paint in the world, Peptide Technologies' fouling prevention coatings are the only ones in the world to receive a non-hazardous and non-dangerous rating by Risk Management Technology firm ChemAlert of Australia - a government-sanctioned certification. Their coatings contain no biocides, are non-dangerous, non-hazardous and free of any regulated active ingredients (DSL and TSCA). The absence of copper from any of their coatings allows for application of their products to include spraying without contamination to neighboring waters.


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