Accession Number : ADD015497

Title :   Antifouling Marine Coatings.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 Sep 91, patented 1 Sep 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stiffey, Arthur V ; Hart, Kevin R ; Arwood, Diane K

Report Date : 01 Sep 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An antifouling marine paint having an antibotic active agent which (1) is toxic to gram negative organisms of the genus Oceanospirillum, (2) is relatively insoluble in seawater to permit a slow leaching into the paint-seawater interface, and (3) is non-photolytic, i.e., is not degraded graded by exposure to sunlight. Further, when used with a copper base antifouling paint, the antibiotic must not be broken down by the copper in the paint. The antibiotic may be selected from the group consisting of chloramphenicol, erythromycin, neomycin, and streptomycin.

Descriptors :   *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *PAINTS, *PATENTS, ANTIBIOTICS, ANTIFOULING, CHLORAMPHENICOL, COPPER, ERYTHROMYCIN, INTERFACES, LEACHING, NEOMYCINS, STREPTOMYCINS, SUNLIGHT, TOXICITY, SEA WATER, SOLUBILITY, BOATS, HULLS(MARINE)

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Marine Engineering
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE