Directory: Marine Materials

Monday, May 05, 2003

Dupont Surfaces - Corian Zodiaq

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.

DuPont offers a range of stock textures, including Bubbles, Waves, Rapids and Pillows.

E Paint Company, Inc.

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.

Honeywell

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.

Honeywell Sensotec

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.

INEXA Panel

INEXA Panel's TNF modular system has been providing a competitive benchmark for wall panel systems for the past 20 years. The TNF system ensures that all accommodation components are produced with pre-set dimensions — tailored into a modular concept. Available in two separate modules, 50 mm and 100 mm, the system has been developed throughout two decades — in close cooperation with leading shipyards. The system also provides quick installation, is cost-effective and is relatively easy to maintain.

Jamestown Metal Marine Sales

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. Providing estimating and design development, planning and scheduling, and engineering and design integrations with approvals by regulatory bodies, Jamestown operates as exclusive agents and supplier systems for joiner systems and materials.

Kalb Corporation

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.

NoFire Technologies

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.

Sherwin Williams

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. When exposed to artificial light, Fast Glo can rejuvenate its glow-in-the-dark properties in 15 seconds. It can be applied by brush, roll or spray and is conveniently packaged in quart and gallon containers.

Sigma Coatings U.S.A. B.V.

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. Sigma AlphaTrim is designed for deep sea operating vessels with speeds of 15-25 knots and operational rates of 70-90 percent. The company has also researched and developed Sigmaplane Ecol HA, which is a high activity version of Sigmaplane Ecol HS that provides fouling protection - even under severe conditions.

Thermax N.A.

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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