The paper presents the results of the first preliminary data on the antifouling properties and water resistance capability of different wrapping polymer films. Over a period of six months the films were evaluated in comparison to a commercial antifouling paint using both scale samples applied on static immersed surface and on the hull of a real scale sailing boat. Laboratory tests, in situ tests and visual and photographic inspection, with the support of chromatic analysis software, were performed in order to define, for each products, the biofouling saturation percentage. For each product under evaluation it has been furthermore evaluated the adhesive capability in water and its cleanability properties.

ANTIFOULING WRAP: a sustainable solutions for biofouling prevention

RATTI, ANDREA;BIONDA, ARIANNA
2016

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The paper presents the results of the first preliminary data on the antifouling properties and water resistance capability of different wrapping polymer films. Over a period of six months the films were evaluated in comparison to a commercial antifouling paint using both scale samples applied on static immersed surface and on the hull of a real scale sailing boat. Laboratory tests, in situ tests and visual and photographic inspection, with the support of chromatic analysis software, were performed in order to define, for each products, the biofouling saturation percentage. For each product under evaluation it has been furthermore evaluated the adhesive capability in water and its cleanability properties.
Sustainable energy for all by design. Proceeding of the LeNSes Conference (Cape Town, 28-30 september 2016)
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biofouling prevention, self-adhesive film
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