Marine Coatings

Oil -tanker

Customer

Sherwin-Williams

The requirement

Sherwin-Williams, a paint company with a 145-year heritage, aims to push the boundaries of marine coating technology, by developing state of the art seawater ballast tank coatings to help combat corrosion in all types of ships. They engaged Exova to test a number of advanced marine coatings in the development phase, to make sure they adhere to international maritime standards.

The solution

Exova performed nine months of intensive testing on the coatings to International Maritime Organisation (IMO) performance standards for protective coatings, resolutions MSC.215(82) and MSC.288(87), and was the first independent lab to become accredited for carrying out the key ballast tank simulation test introduced in the IMO resolution MSC.215(82) Ship Design and Equipment Specification performance standards for protective coatings.

The result

Sherwin-Williams continues to make real advances in the marine coatings industry, and Exova’s testing is vital to ensure its products meet the stringent standards laid down for the maritime industry. Together, they continue to advance protective marine coating technology, and provide solutions to the global corrosion challenge.

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