Directory: Marine Materials

Thursday, August 07, 2003

AquaMarine Engineering Company

P.O. Box 83495

San Diego, CA 92138

Tel: (619) 498-3899


Aquamarine Engineering supplies titanium heat exchangers, and has done so for the marine industry for more than a decade. The shell-and-tube design have performed as main engine fresh water coolers, hydraulic oil coolers, refrigeration condensers and brine coolers. Blue Ice and TI-Hex heat exchangers all feature titanium tubes, titanium tubesheets and titanium waterboxes.

Dupont Surfaces

Corian Zodiaq

Bldg. 721, Room 2334

P.O. Box 80721

Wilmington, DE 19880-0721

Tel: (302) 999-5723

Fax: (302) 999-5750

Contact: Don Nordmeyer


DuPont showcased its Corian Bas-Relief signature surfaces, a proprietary new technology that allows the material to be textured in an endless array of designs, at this year's Sea Trade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami, Fla. Corian Bas-Relief signature surfaces can be used in a myriad of vertical applications including wall cladding, furniture, ceilings, room partitions, signboards, elevator interiors, border trims, waterfalls, merchandising displays, retail fixtures and transaction counter fronts.

E Paint Company, Inc.

25 Research Road,

East Falmouth, MA 02536

Tel: (800) 258-5998

Tel: (508) 540-4412

Fax: (508) 495-3210


Established in 1991 to market environmentally friendly coatings for the control of biofouling, E Paint Company recently received approval for the commercial sale of its E Paint SN-1. This same paint type has also been chosen by the U.S. Coast Guard for use on its aluminum vessels. The company's product base also includes E Paint ZO, a single component, ablative antifouling paint formulated for commercial use, and EP2000, which is a high performance antifouling paint that yields a hard racing finish.


101 Columbia Road

Morristown, NJ 07962

Phone: (973) 455-2000

Fax: (973) 455-4807

Contact: Emily Metzger


Honeywell's high performance polyester fiber will be used for the first permanent synthetic mooring system in the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the 'Mad Dog' truss Spar, the installation, which is to occur this fall, will also signify the first use of polyester ropes for a Spar-based floating production system. Mad Dog will be moored in 4,420 ft. of deep water with an 11-line taut leg system in the U.S. Gulf's deep-water Green Canyon Block 826. Ropes involved will have a design minimum spliced breaking strength of 4,260 kips (1,932 tons); as per their manufacturer - Marlowe Ropes of the U.K. - they are the strongest ropes ever produced for deep-water mooring.

Honeywell Sensotec

2080 Arlingate Lane

Columbus, OH 43228

Tel: (614) 850-5000

Sensotec's new Flush Diaphragm Model 355 pressure transducer is a rugged, one piece, stainless steel unit, which features a flush diaphragm design, making it ideal for operations that involve the spraying or application of sealants, paints, coatings or other congealable media which can clog conventional pressure ports. The internally amplified Model 355 delivers a high level 4-20 mA or 0-5 VDC output, ready for PLC or instrument interfacing.

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales

4710 N.W. 2nd Ave., Ste. 400

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tel: (561) 994-3900

Fax: (561) 994-3969

Contact: Allen Powell

Since 1962, Jamestown Metal Marine has been providing and installing interior accommodations for the marine industry. Based in Boca Raton, Fla., the company provides a full selection of services including design, material supply, manufacturing and installation for all types of vessels. Jamestown Metal Marine is also part of a corporate network that includes Jamestown Foreign Sales Corporation with vast knowledge and experience in the worldwide marketplace.

Kalb Corporation

521 W Matthews Ct.

Oneida, IL 61467 USA

(309) 483-3600 Voice

(309) 483-6159 Fax


In a continuing effort to improve the quality of the products offered to the power generation industry, the Kalb Corporation has begun incorporating a newly-developed insulating material as standard in its HeatBlocker Ultra Performance Exhaust Insulation blankets. This insulating material will replace the previously used ceramic fiber mat as the primary heat-attenuating barrier. Composed of a breakthrough in materials technology, this calcium, magnesium, and silica composite will extend HeatBlocker's effective temperature range to 1,832º F. Combined with the extended thermal properties, a unique manufacturing process of spinning and needling the fabric will provide superior mechanical properties, significantly increasing tensile strength and abrasive resistance.

NoFire Technologies

21 Industrial Ave.

Upper Saddle River, N.J. 07458

Tel: (201) 818-1616

Fax: (201) 818-8775

Contact: Al Margino

In December 1996, the IMO adopted amendments to the SOLAS convention in regards to fire safety measure for all vessels. According to Regulation 34, nearly all exposed and concealed surfaces must have low flame-spread characteristics of smoke and toxic products. Since then, tests for both characteristics have been standardized to Resolution A.653(16), and Resolution MSC.41(64), respectively. NoFire Technologies, based in Upper Saddle River, N.J., has developed a paint and coating - NoFire A-18 Marine Paint -that complies with these safety standards. Tested at Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, the product exceeded requirements of both Resolution A.653(16) and Resolution MSC.41(64). In addition, NoFire A-18 Marine was granted Type Approval by the U.S. Coast Guard, ABS, DNV and Germanischer Lloyd - for use on all ships.

Sherwin Williams

101 Prospect Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 566-1580

Contact: Terry Makowski

Fast Glo Acrylic Safety Marking Paint, a new product from Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings group, has a single component acrylic with phosphorescent luminescent pigment that enables the paint to glow yellow/green in the dark for up to four hours. Ideal for improving emergency preparedness, and a smart choice for marking aisle ways, emergency routes, and stairways, Fast Glo works to identify safe passageways in the event of a power outage or failure of back-up power systems.

Sigma Coatings U.S.A.

1401 Destrehan Avenue

P.O. Box 816

Harvey, LA 70059

Tel : (504) 347 4321

Fax : (504) 341 9120

Contact: Tammy Gagliano

Developed from the success of Sigma Coatings' SigmaAlphaGen series, SigmaAlphaTrim is a new generation, tin-free antifouling. Designed to meet the 12 to 36-month dry-dock scheduled, the cost effective Sigma AlphaTrim is also fully compatible with most antifouling systems already in existence. Ideal when upgrading from TBT self-polishing antifoulings, SigmaAlphaTrim can also be applied as a one-coat system for 36 months service. With a long-standing research project regarding tin-free antifoulings concentrating on optimal polymer delivery systems, Sigma AlphaTrim is designed for deep sea operating vessels with speeds of 15-25 knots and operational rates of 70-90 percent.

Thermax N.A.

15006 Shaw Rd.

Tampa, FL 33625-5500

Tel: (800) 540-5503

Fax: (813) 264-2507


Thermax's decorative marine interior joiner panels are not only non-combustible and non-toxic, but also meet the stringent requirements of agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard, Lloyd's, ABS, Bureau Veritas and DNV. In compliance with the non-combustible requirements of SOLAS/IMO Resolutions, Thermax's products also adhere to Transport Canada, EU, MED and other regulatory bodies.

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