Technology Showcase Success Results In Run of Orders For Nippon Paint Marine

Nippon Paint Marine’s innovative approach to marine coatings technology was the primary focus of this year’s Korea Showcase 2022, with a number of delegates praising the company’s range of antifouling and anticorrosion systems in meeting the shipping industry’s environmental and energy savings objectives. The event, a technology day established ten years ago to share the […]

Polaris Shipping Trio Opts for Nippon Paint Marine Hull and Hold Coatings

Polaris Shipping, one of South Korea’s largest bulk carrier operators, has specified Nippon Paint Marine hull and hold coatings for a trio of Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC). Two of the 250,000dwt vessels – Stellar Young and Stellar Way – were applied with the company’s NEOGUARD® and FASTAR® coatings in July at Keppel Subic Shipyard, […]

Nippon Paint Marine Reduces Routine Maintenance for Starnes

The Nippon Paint Marine NEOGUARD anti-corrosive coating applied to the cargo holds of the 40,000dwt bulker Starnes has been a key factor in ship manager HJH Shipmanagement GmbH being able to extend cargo hold maintenance. Starnes, delivered from the Chengxi Shipyard in 2020, was delivered with a full range of Nippon Paint Marine protective coating […]

Nippon Paint Marine Introduces New PSPC-Compliant Universal Primer for Newbuilds

Global coatings pioneer Nippon Paint Marine has added a new anti-corrosive universal primer to its E-Marine range of paints. E-Marine 2000 is the Japan-headquartered company’s first general-purpose epoxy primer manufactured in China for the Chinese newbuilding market. While the universal primer is suitable for application to all areas of a newbuild ship, such as the […]

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 […]