• Industrial coatings
• Container coatings
Chugoku Marine Paints (Shanghai), Ltd., a subsidiary located in Jiading District, Shanghai, China, completed construction of its second factory and began operations. This factory, the company’s third manufacturing plant in China following the first Shanghai factory and the Guangdong factory, was established in order to strengthen the company’s productivity and competitiveness, as well as increase customer satisfaction. The new factory will supply paints for vessels, industrial paints for bridges, industrial plants, steel structures, etc. and resins for paints.
In terms of new technology, Seaflo Neo is a high performance TBT-free hydrolysis antifouling coating. It utilizes a special and unique polymer to deliver an ultra smooth surface and excellent self-polishing performance, thus providing long-term antifouling protection, low friction resistance and low fuel consumption. Seaflo Neo is the lowest VOC (330g/L) antifouling in the hydrolysis category, the company said.
CMP developed the Double Cylinder Friction Resistance Equipment to analyze the product’s resistance in seawater with the Tokyo University of Science and the National Maritime Research Institute. The test revealed that Seaflo Neo reduced frictional resistance by eight percent compared to conventional antifouling paints. This predicts a three to fiver percent fuel saving when Seaflo Neo is applied to ships in service.