Antifouling Paint Malaysia - The Innovation of Transocean Paint Technology

Antifouling paint is a special coating that usually applied to the hull and propellers of a marine craft. The coating is designed to release biocides, which is a kind of toxins to slow down the development of marine organisms such as algae, slime, mossy weed and barnacles. It is also known as the Transocean paint in Malaysia. Antifouling boat paint serves two main purposes when applied on the metal hulls; it prevents corrosion as well as prevent the settling and growth of the microscopic marine organisms and plants on the hull.
Basically, the corrosion and fouling are interrelated in that poor corrosion resistance that could lead to the disruption of the paint film and the loss of anti-fouling properties. The poor fouling resistance also could lead to abrasion due to the barnacles cutting their way to the substrate and disrupt the film.
The four basic ingredients of Transocean Antifouling Paint are:
  • Biocide

  • Pigment

  • Solvent

  • Resin

Types of Antifouling Boat Paint

Hard Matrix Fouling

The high-level coating of insoluble resin makes it hard and effective in preventing erosion. The resins are packed with active ingredients, and the particles are so close that as one dissolves the nest is exposed. The high durability and strength make these antifouling extremely ideal for high-power boats, racing yacht and mud-berthed vessels.

  • High resistance to abrasion, beaching, sand or transport over trailer.

  • Solid and super durable throughout the season.

  • Highly resistant to polishing and scratching.

  • Recommended for areas with tide or long-crossing boats.

Self-Polishing Antifouling

This type of antifouling partially a resin of active substances that discourage fouling. Moreover, the paint film will wear out once it is in the water due to the water friction on the hull. The resin will break down in a controlled way, while continually exposing the fresh biocide layers. This would give a constant performance throughout the season with a smooth finishing to the hull and reduce the build-up of old antifouling.

  • Easy maintenance with minimum preparation of time.

  • Controlled the release of active substance.

  • Work gradually throughout the season.

  • Polished itself with friction of water.

Additional Structural Protection with Antifouling Paint Malaysia

Applying antifouling paint to the hull and propellers of boats, ships, and marine craft can help to prevent organisms from sticking to the surface. Some types of organisms that latch onto boat hulls can cause some significant damages to the structure of the boat. For instance, barnacles and mussels are known to cut through paint with their sharp shells and potentially damage the structure beneath the paint, which can spread and worsen over time.

Undoubtedly, this sort of damage can be difficult and costly to repair. Nevertheless, such destruction is preventable by applying antifouling boat paint at the bottom of marine craft. It serves as a protective layer from harmful organisms latching onto the boat.

Antifouling Boat Paint for Long-Lasting Usage

Boats, ships, yachts and marine crafts are designed to last for a long period of time. In order to keep the marine crafts long-lasting, antifouling boat paint is necessary to protect them from unwanted, harmful damage. Unlike other regular types of paints and coating, antifouling paint is even stronger when the boat is in the water.

When in contact with water, the antifouling paint releases the biocides, keeping dangerous marine organisms away from boats underwater. On the other hand, other regular paints will lose their hardness underwater, which can actually make them more susceptible to potential damage.

Kossan Paint Malaysia - A Member of Transocean Coatings Association

Kossan Paint Malaysia is a member of the Transocean Coatings Association based in the Netherlands. The association ensures advanced technological resources and industry expertise as a supplier for antifouling paint in Malaysia.

Transocean Coatings has been active in the manufacture and supply of antifouling boat paint, anticorrosive, and other coatings for ships and crafts all over the world. With extensive research and development worldwide, the association is well-equipped with expertise to produce high-quality, top-notch antifouling paint products.