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Hempel benefits from new antifouling requirements

Paint giant Hempel is pleased with the increasing environmental requirements for shipping. More global focus on energy efficiency and invasive species will mean a bigger interest in antifouling paint.

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Biofouling as a threat to the environment and to energy efficiency, and antifouling as the solution, in the form of proper hull paint. This issue is repeatedly mentioned as a key environmental theme in the years to come, and Hempel, one of the world’s leading manufacturers in this field, feels the interest.

“We definitely see an increase of the environmental requirements for antifouling in shipping. It’s not happening at the same speed as national legislation, because it’s happening globally, but more things are going to start happening in antifouling,” says Claes Skat-Rørdam, Fouling Control Marketing Manager at Hempel.

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