FASTAR is the Coating of Choice for JOSCO’s Next Generation 1100TEU Liners

Nippon Paint Marine’s ground-breaking nano-based antifouling FASTAR I® has been selected for the trio of energy-efficient box ships the Tsuneishi Group is building for China’s Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co (JOSCO). The first 1091TEU ship in the series, Hull No SS297, is nearing completion at the shipbuilder’s facility in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China, and scheduled […]

Underpinning Developments in Antifouling

Hydrogel, a term first coined in 1894 but a technology not developed until the 1960s, is arguably one of the world’s most underrated technological advancements of the past 50 years. The technology underpins countless biomedical breakthroughs and is a fundamental component in the development of new solutions ranging from contact lenses, breast implants, and hair […]

Strict Covid Measures Could Restrict Southeast Asia Drydocking Capacity

High freight rates and ongoing workforce limitations due to travel restrictions and Covid-19 measures are expected to result in Southeast Asia’s ship repair capacity falling by more than 25% compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to Nippon Paint Marine. In 2019, a total of 516 vessels totalling 28mdwt drydocked at Singapore shipyards for paint jobs, but […]

Nippon Paint Marine’s New FASTAR Antifouling Earmarked for COSCO Shipping VLCC Fleet

COSCO Shipping has indicated it will coat its entire fleet of VLCCs with Nippon Paint Marine’s new antifouling system FASTAR® once initial applications have been evaluated. The hulls of the passenger ferry COSCO Star and the 56,000dwt bulk carrier Xin Liu Lin Hai will each be coated with the game-changing antifouling at drydockings scheduled later […]

Foreseeing Paint Film’s Future Performance Through Evaluation and Analysis

Environmental awareness is required when dealing with marine paint I had been involved in the R&D and technical service of anticorrosive paint and water-based paint in the department of a marine paint business (currently Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.) for 15 years since 2003. In January 2018, I took the position as General Manager […]

Ship Machinery & Equipment Seminar HONG KONG 2019

Ship Machinery & Equipment Seminar HONG KONG 2019Nippon Paint Marine Coatings will participate in “Ship Machinery & Equipment Seminar Hong Kong” conducted by Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association(JSMEA). We would offer one of solutions for ‘various impacts’ yield by SOx regulation and other global environment issues from the view of a paint leading company. […]