Strategic Value Adding Purchasing
An effective purchasing strategy is at the core of successful purchasing departments. Strategies that offer total value to an organization should be the goal of all purchasing organizations. Purchasing professionals around the world are always in search of new strategies that creatively reduce costs and add previously unrealized value to an organization. Since motivating multi-company groups is difficult, the purchasing department must offer a clear strategy that offers value to all involved. Hence, Purchasing Programs, procuring products plus services, is a strategy that can be employed successfully to bring value to all involved. The theory of Purchasing Programs is to leverage vendors to offer products and services — whereas previously — vendors were only offering products.
Measurable Hull Coatings Performance
BMT ARGOSS and International Paint have announced the formation of a partnership that can deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet. By deploying International Paint’s world class fouling control coatings in conjunction with the BMT SMARTSERVICES system, ship owners and operators will be able to benefit from a measurable reduction in energy use and CO2 emissions. The system developed by BMT ARGOSS will independently monitor and report to stakeholders, the performance of their vessels. BMT SMARTSERVICES builds on the successful track record of BMT SMARTPOWER which is an advanced onboard…
SEAaT Welcomes Associate Member International Paint
SEAaT (Shipping Emissions Abatement and Trading), the industry association dedicated to shipping emissions abatement and trading, announced that International Paint Ltd. has joined them as an associate member. International Paint is a world leader in marine coatings and has developed systems designed to reduce fuel consumption and thereby emissions from shipping. It is technologies such as these that will assist the maritime industry with reducing its environmental footprint. SEAaT and its members are united in calling for a reduction in emissions from shipping using technological as well as operational methods, facilitated by an emissions trading scheme.
Lloyd’s Register and International Paint Join Forces
Lloyd’s Register and International Paint have teamed up to offer shipyards in China step-by-step advice on how to prepare to meet the requirements of the new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) as the industry looks to increase vessel safety and lifecycles by preventing corrosion. This powerful new partnership, which joins the world’s first classification society with the world’s leading producer of marine and protective coatings, has been offering interested Chinese shipyards a free consultancy, or “gap analysis” survey, comparing their current processes for coating a ship’s water ballast tanks to those that will be required under the new PSPC regulations adopted late last year by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Maritime Academy Makeover Courtesy of International Paint
International Paint helps refurbish a classroom at the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. The project began when Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T), a wholly owned subsidiary of Russian energy firm OAO Gazprom, invited a group of suppliers to consider ways to cooperate with the Academy. A group of volunteers from International Paint in St. Petersburg teamed up with colleagues from the AkzoNobel Wood Coatings and Adhesives business to transform a classroom at the Academy and equip it with a new LCD projector, screen, computer, whiteboard, tables and chairs. Alan Walker, International Paint’s Marine Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia said: “As well as the refurbishment we will also provide training and training materials to the Academy.
International Paint on Discovery Channel
A television program currently airing on the Discovery Channel may offer a positive view on the marine community in general and the work done at International Paint. The program Industrial Junkie is part of a 10 episode series that has been commissioned by the Discovery Channel to offer insight into important major industries. One of the episodes is on paint and is dedicated to the research and manufacture of marine coatings, the preparation and painting of a cruise ship and how coatings can help ship owners save fuel and reduce their carbon footprints. International Paint was approached by the Discovery Channel last year, with filming for the paint episode taking place over two days in October when a camera crew visited the Felling site in the UK.
International Paint Strikes MSC Deal
International Paint Inc., Houston, USA and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) have entered into a contract for up to a five year Fleet Paint Program for the supply of an estimated 3.9 million liters of product. The contract was awarded partly as a result of International Paint’s ability to provide product and service for 29 different MSC facilities in 12 global Navy zones plus 33 additional shipyards worldwide. Other factors taken into consideration included Product Quality, Company Personnel…
Hull Coatings Standard Called For by Manufacturer
International Paint, BMT ARGOSS, & NAPA urge IMO committee to develop measurement standards for paint energy-saving & eco claims. International Paint, part of AkzoNobel, the global paints and coatings company, alongside BMT ARGOSS, and NAPA, call on the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to work with independent vessel performance monitoring organisations to develop a standard methodology to determine the energy saving and eco-efficiency impact of clean technologies fitted to new and existing vessels. The move comes amid contention from key industry figures questioning the measurement and validation of fuel saving and efficiency claims made by technology companies.
Carnival, International Paint Strike Deal
International Paint LLC, an Akzo Nobel company, announced a long-term agreement with Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines to supply the company’s fleet with Intersleek 700 foul release coating system. The agreement comes after Intersleek 700 was successfully used in a pilot program by Carnival beginning in 2001 to test the coating’s extended life performance in preventing organisms from adhering to underwater hulls. The program was expanded over the next five years. The consistent decrease in annual bunker costs over that time period led to the agreement that now includes 10 ships. Roberto Martinoli, Senior Vice President of Technical, Environmental and Safety Operations, performed a thorough evaluation of the pilot program, which initiated several rounds of negotiations.
Navy Approves International Paint's Newest Antifouling Product
International Paint’s copper free antifouling has received U.S. Navy approval to MIL-PRF-24647 Type I Classes 1 & 2, Grades A & B, Applications 1 & 4. This approval follows many years of research dedicated to meeting the US Navy’s stated aims of metal free fouling control. “This approval now allows government specifiers and end users an alternative option for fouling control, particularly in areas where copper free products are a prerequisite,” said John Mangano, Business Development Manager, International Paint Marine Coatings. “Additionally, without the presence of copper, Interspeed®5640 is very well suited for aluminium vessels.” Interspeed®5640 uses the very latest bio-degradable non-metallic biocide technology…
60th PSPC Gap Analysis for Chinese Shipyards
Lloyd’s Register Classification Society (China, [LRCS]) and International Paint have delivered their 60th training course aimed at bringing Chinese shipyards up to speed with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) on commercial ships. The joint initiative, which ultimately promotes safe and sustainable shipping, has in its first two years re-enforced the reputations of the entities of the Lloyd’s Register Group as the first to provide timely technical advice to industries in the energy and transportation supply chains. Gap analyses, which assess a shipyard’s current coating practices against the new regulatory requirements…
International Paint Sees Uptake in Fouling Control Technologies
Designed to address the industry issues of predictability in antifouling performance not seen since the days of tributyltin and the difficult issue of slime fouling on ships hulls, International Paint launched two new hull-coating technologies in March, 2013. International Paint said Intercept8000 LPP and Intersleek1100SR were created to improve vessel operating performance, increase efficiency and reduce fuel costs and emissions, and now the manufacturer reports that the two new coatings have already made a significant impact on the market within months of their debut. Since March 2013, Intersleek1100SR has been applied to 52 vessels with 45 contracted and 27 under negotiation across all main classes, including container, cruise, LNG, Ro-Ro, and tanker vessels.
Type 45 Supply for International Paint
International Paint was selected as the sole marine coatings supplier for the Royal Navy Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer program, a contract worth nearly $4 million. The award by BAE Systems Naval Ships, the Prime Contract Organization, covers the first six ships in a potential series of eight due to enter service by 2014. Production of the first of class ship, “HMS Daring”, began in March 2003 and is scheduled to enter service in 2009. Following sub assembly of the bow sections, masts and funnels at Vosper Thornycroft in Portsmouth, all ships will be assembled and launched at BAE Systems facilities on the Clyde.
Hapag Lloyd Chooses International Paint for New Container Ships
Hapag-Lloyd chooses International Paint coatings for ‘Hamburg Express’, and for all of its latest 10 container ship newbuildings. The ‘Hamburg Express’ will sail Loop 4 of the G6 Alliance, starting in Hamburg and calling at the ports of Rotterdam, Singapore, Yantian, Ningbo and Shanghai before returning via Yantian, Singapore and Southampton. Loop 4 can be an aggressive trading route and the selection of fouling control technology is of critical importance. Hapag-Lloyd has chosen Intersmooth 7460/7465HS SPC…
Surcharge on Antifoulings as Copper Price Spikes
Following the announcement in February that unprecedented raw material costs had created a dramatic new cost base for the marine coatings market, the continued record rise in the price of metals has now forced International Paint to apply a surcharge on all copper containing biocidal antifoulings. is a key raw material used extensively in biocidal antifoulings. product types means that it accounts for a significant proportion of product cost. copper has steadily increased four fold in the last 36 months, recent price rises have been dramatic; from $4,000 per ton in the last quarter of 2005 to a peak of over $8,500 per ton* last month. To date, International Paint has largely absorbed these increases.
Carnival Uses Intersleek 900
International Paint completed a hull coating project on Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Victory. The seven-year-old Italian-built vessel, one of a fleet of 23 passenger liners, was coated with Intersleek 900 during a recent drydocking in the Grand Bahamas Shipyard in Freeport, Grand Bahama, in late 2007. Carnival Valor is was due to be coated with Intersleek 900 in early 2008. Intersleek 900 was chosen following a long evaluation of the Intersleek 700 foul release system by Carnival Cruise Lines.
K LINE and Intersleek 900 in New 100 Ship Milestone
International Paint Ltd. announced the completion of the 100th ship coated with the fluoropolymer based, patented foul release product Intersleek 900. Working in close cooperation with K LINE, the Japanese headquartered global shipping and logistics company, the 1998 built, 77,302 dwt Type 77 thermal coal carrier, the Corona Emblem has been completed at Huarun Dadong Dockyard Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
MN100: International Paint
For over 130 years, AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, International, has pioneered the development of market-leading coatings for the shipping industry. The firm prides itself in its commitment to innovation, continual investment in research and development and a resolute focus on solving the increasing challenges our customers face. AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, International, has worked hard to create the first approved carbon credit methodology in the marine industry.
Steve Schultz Retires
Steve Schultz a marine industry leader and Interlux veteran of 29 years announced his retirement to his staff and friends in a brief meeting at International Paint, PLC headquarters on November 20, 2008. Mr. Schultz has been Executive Vice President of Yacht Coatings North America since 2002. He started his career in 1980 as Interlux Marketing Manager. In 1984 he became General Manager of Interlux US, and shortly thereafter, became responsible for Interlux North America. Steve has served on International Paints Global Yacht Executive board since 1987.
Luna Joins Hempel USA
Hempel USA hired Jose Luna as its new Regional Marketing Manager for the Americas. Luna has more than 13 years of experience in the paint industry, experience gained at AkzoNobel/ International Paint and ex former ICI/Devoe Coatings where he worked in several countries and roles. He has a broad range of experience, from technical service, sales, engineering and strategic marketing. Luna started his career in Panama as a Technical Service Representative, and then moved to London to be a WW Marketing Representative and was promoted after a year to become the Information Systems Manager WW Protective coatings. After two years in that position…
Galway Fisher Gets Intersleek 900 Application
James Fisher (Shipping services) Ltd undertook to apply International Paints innovative underwater coating system Intersleek 900 while their vessel Galway Fisher was under refit at A&P Falmouth Limited in May 2007. The paint system is based on a fluoropolymer foul release technology, providing a very smooth surface which has the dual effect of reducing hull friction and making it very difficult for fouling organisms to adhere to the surface. blast equipment, followed by application the four coat paint system. careful planning is needed to ensure these are not exceeded. immersion time.
International Offers Silyl, Copper Acrylate Choice
International Paint introduced Intersmooth 7465Si SPC and Interswift 6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings. The company reports that it is first to offer both copper acrylate and silyl acrylate antifouling coatings within a comprehensive range of fouling control technologies. In 2006, International Paint patented silyl acrylate technology for use with products of <400g/l VOC (volatile organic compounds). This technology is incorporated into Intersmooth 7465Si SPC and Interswift 6900Si and allows delivery of the same performance as its current Intersmooth 7460/5HS SPC and Interswift 6800HS copper acrylate antifouling coatings. Both new silyl products have solvent emission levels of less than 400g/l VOC.
Hapag-Lloyd Choses International Paint
Hapag-Lloyd has again chosen coatings from International Paint, this time for the ‘Hamburg Express’, the first of a new class of 10 container ship newbuildings from Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. At 13,200 TEU the ‘Hamburg Express’ is Hapag-Lloyd’s largest ship to date. All 10 units in the ‘Hamburg Express’ class are designed to support Hapag-Lloyd’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability by setting the very highest performance and environmental standards, reducing fuel consumption and emissions thanks to innovative on-board technology.