Improve vessels’ efficiency with Hempel’s new high-performance antifouling coatings

Improve vessels’ efficiency with Hempel’s new high-performance antifouling coatings

Hempel’s ( two new premium antifouling coatings – Globic 9500M and Globic 9500S – are now available worldwide offering customers a potential 2.5 per cent reduction in speed loss, notes a press communiqué from the company. This equates to significant fuel savings and lower CO2 emissions improving the operational efficiency of a vessel and minimizing the operator’s environmental footprint.

Building on their proven Globic technology to deliver superior antifouling performance for new buildings and dry-dockings, these innovative coatings deliver an outstanding return on investment and flexibility – from outfitting through the entire docking interval, the communiqué notes. 


The muscle behind this new coating range is their patented Nano acrylate technology that provides a fine polishing control mechanism to bring the integral biocides to the surface at a stable rate ensuring a clean hull. The uniqueness of this technology allows it to start working as soon as the hull meets the water for full and immediate antifouling protection, making it highly efficient even for slow steaming and long idle periods.


Mr Henrik Dyrholm, Global Product Manager, Hempel A/S comments: “Globic 9500M (M for maintenance) is designed to protect against slime as well as soft and hard fouling in all conditions. Globic 9500S (S for static) is designed to protect against hard-fouling even during extended outfitting periods. Together these two coatings deliver unparalleled anti-fouling protection offering our customers improved operational efficiency, flexibility and a high return on investment.”   

The Globic range is one of the most successful at Hempel and has been very well received in the market. Since its launch in 2005, over 25 million litres have been delivered worldwide with more than 5,000 vessel applications achieved. This new coating series is the next step in high performance antifouling protection, the press communiqué concludes.

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