Thorn-D Antifouling Film Applied on Dubai Vessel

Press Release
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Photo: Micanti

Maritime Technology Company Micanti BV has applied its patented non-toxic antifouling on a crew vessel Lady Rasha in Dubai.

 

Thorn-D is an adhesive foil with fibers that creates a textured surface. Instead of killing marine growth the textured foil is preventing it from attaching itself to the hull of a ship. Thorn-D is set to replace the generally used chemical coatings on hulls of ships. Lady Rasha is owned by GGM in Dubai and mainly operates in the Gulf.

Dr.  Rick Breur, founder of Micanti: “Five years ago I developed this patented non toxic antifouling. The technology provides a physical barrier in the shape of specific short fibers for organisms such as mussels, barnacles and algae to settle. The basic thought behind Thorn-D is that a combination of prickliness and swaying of Thorn-D fibers makes the surface unattractive for organisms. Multiple tests under various circumstances and in different locations around the world have been done and Thorn-D has proven to be effective every time.”

Whereas other products are (chemical) coating products and need regular replacement, Thorn D is a physical barrier to fouling and has an expected lifetime of at least 5 years. Moreover, Thorn-D is sold as an easy-to-apply self adhesive foil instead of a (chemical) paint. The foil is developed and produced together with Avery Dennison. As an additional feature, the physical nature of the product guarantees environmental friendliness.
 

  • Photo: Micanti

    Photo: Micanti

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