SeaQare® in antifouling paint offers a controlled release of copper
SeaQare® functions as a carrier of copper in antifouling paints. This way, the product supports antifouling paints for a controlled release of copper into the environment. When studied in independent paint testing by RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden), the steady state copper release from antifouling paint containing SeaQare® was considerably lower compared to the copper release from typical commercial antifouling paints. With SeaQare® there is no initial burst-out effect after vessel launch, which means that no excessive waste of copper is released into to the environment during antifouling use. Moreover, the use of SeaQare® in antifouling paints generates less copper waste during hull maintenance such as washing, removal of old paint layers and re-painting.