Thursday, 6 March 2014

NANOWAVES launches its revolutionary eco-friendly fouling release system

The Belgian company Nanowaves proudly announces the worldwide launch of its non-toxic fouling release system – biocides/heavy metals free and featuring low volatile content (VOC - less than 5%) .

Barnacles, among other fouling organisms, are a major problem for watercraft of all sorts. Stuck to a hull they can drastically decrease the vessel’s hydrodynamics, causing it to burn more fuel and emit more CO2 emissions in order to maintain its cruising speed. The most common way of keeping barnacles off those hulls involves the use of toxic substances, which gradually leach out of the paint and poison the marine ecosystem.

Nanowaves has united two breakthrough Belgian technologies; a coating loaded with carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and an ultrasound device to develop the most effective non-toxic fouling release system available on the market. Even if announced today, this system already has a wide proven track record and has gone through extensive field trials on immersed boats, confirming that the paint still performs very efficiently after over 31/2 years of immersion. These real-life results were collected in numerous marine locations around the globe and within diverse fouling environments (e.g. Martinique, The Netherlands, South America, Asia…).

Based on cutting-edge chemical innovations, Nanowaves does not only avoid the leaching of toxic paints in the marine ecosystem, it also allows the reduction of services costs as dry docking and repaint jobs every 2 to 3 years can be skipped compared to other traditional antifouling products.

The coating’s nano-textured surface helps drastically increase watercrafts’ hydrophobicity while immersed, allowing an overall enhancement of the boat’s performance (substantial speed gain – 3 to 6% depending on conditions). The coating also reinforces the hulls mechanical properties, increasing its corrosion and scratch resistance.

Nanowaves® is a versatile coating easily applicable on numerous materials including aluminum, steel and polyester with standard paint sprayers or rolls. It is currently available in 4 different colors (Black, Red Brown, Navy Blue and Dark Grey).

The Belgian company is so confident in the quality of its combined products (CNTs coating & ultrasound device), that it offers its clients a 5-Year warranty on the ultrasound device!

For any inquiry about Nanowaves, please contact:
Nicolas Moies-Delval ( )

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