Biocides: Critical Components of MARINE COATINGS

Challener, Cynthia
April 2011
CoatingsTech;Apr2011, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p28
Academic Journal
The article reports on the importance of biocides in marine coatings to prevent the fouling of ship hulls and the transmigration of marine organisms. It mentions the need to remain informed about regulations such as biocidal products regulation (BPR) and biocidal products directive (BPD) to keep up with the challenges facing the marine coatings industry. It notes the concerns regarding the potential negative effects of copper in coatings on aquatic organisms and their environments.


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