I-Tech AB Signs Deal For Largest Ever Selektope Order
The large volume order was placed by Japanese paint manufacturer Chugoku Marine Paints (CMP) as part of a long-term supply agreement between I-Tech and CMP to support the growth of CMP’s Selektope-containing antifouling product portfolio. The supply agreement was confirmed in response to increasing demand for CMP marine coatings that contain the unique antifouling ingredient and provides the option for CMP to further increase the order value as required.
Selektope is an organic, non-metal compound that works to prevent barnacle fouling by temporarily activating the swimming behavior of barnacle cyprid larvae, making it impossible for them to settle on the hull. It is characterized by high efficacy at extremely low concentrations, is ultra-low leaching and offers paint manufacturers the flexibility to boost copper-based paint formulations or replace copper completely.