ABDOMINAL, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI Group) as well as the Marshall Islands Registry (MIR) have actually finished a joint growth task (JDP) to produce an eco-friendly, solvent-free covering for water ballast containers that just needs one layer.
ABDOMINAL finished the Product Design Assessment on the epoxy paint, while MIR provided the system Approval in Principle (AiP).
The system is created to provide ship proprietors equal rust avoidance efficiency as well as decreased prices, when contrasted to conventional 2 layer systems, while making sure conformity with global laws.
“Protection of the marine environment is at the heart of the ABS mission and we are pleased to partner with HHI Group and the Marshall Islands Registry on the One Coat System of High Solid Volume Ratio ecofriendly epoxy paints,” claimed Darren Leskoski Vice President, Regional Business Development, ABDOMINAL.
Hwansik Lee, Senior Vice President of HHI Group, claimed: “Following the global trends of eco-friendliness in the shipbuilding industry, the acquisition of AiP will not only contribute to the technological development in the marine coating market, but also maximize the satisfaction of our client around the globe.”
“IMO Resolution MSC.215(82) allows for the acceptance of alternative systems at least equivalent to the standard specified therein,” claimed Tom Blenk, Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs of the MIR. “This product is also a win in its dramatic reduction of volatile organic compounds which is good news for our environmentally conscientious shipowning community,” he wrapped up.
Reference: ABDOMINAL/ cision.com