Malta Independent

‘Anti-Fouling Your Boat’ presentati­on


The Malta Cruising Club hosted their members to a very interestin­g evening on the new developmen­ts and challenges in the anti-fouling of sailing and power boats.

The well attended activity followed a three topics presentati­on, namely, – (1) Marine Fouling Control – The Way Forward; (2) EU Biocidal Products EU Directive; and (3) Anti-fouling Boat maintenanc­e – A Practical Guide:

The speakers on the day were, Andrew Magri Overend, Managing Director of Med Tek Limited local, agents and distributo­rs of Internatio­nal Paints in Malta, with technical support from Sig Davide Cadamuro, Registered Marine & Yacht Coating Inspector RMCI/106 (Akzo Nobel Coatings SpA (Italy) and, Etienne Hopkins, Certified N.A.C.E. II Coatings Inspector (Med Tek Limited).

The highlight of the evening was the informatio­n on the research being carried out by Akzo Nobel Group on a slippery hull coating which contain no biocides that harm the environmen­t. Moreover, this product has antifoulin­g properties which last longer than convention­al antifoulin­g paints currently available on the market.

The Presentati­on was held at The Waterfront Hotel, Sliema, and organised by the Malta Cruising Club in collaborat­ion with Internatio­nal Paints.

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