Accession Number : AD0770787

Title :   Marine Science Aids the Development of Antifouling Coatings,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Phillip,A. T.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A brief description of the problem of marine fouling on ships' hulls is followed by an assessment of the present day measures used for overcoming this problem, using coatings containing copper (l) oxide. Some of the modern research and development in this field is discussed under the headings of new toxic additives, tributyltin antifouling compounds and biocidal organometallic polymers. Future developments which may arise from fundamental biochemical research work on marine organisms are indicated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Antifouling coatings, *Ships, Marine biology, Tin compounds, Organic compounds

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE