Marine and Protective Coatings

China’s first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2 (photo)

We supplied coatings for China’s first domestically built polar icebreaker, Xue Long 2. Purpose-built to cope with the extreme challenges of polar exploration, the research vessel is coated with Intershield 163 Inerta 160 from our International product range. The tried and tested abrasion resistant system has a proven 47-year track record of performing in temperatures as low as -50°C and has already been used on more than 1,600 ships and icebreakers around the world.

  • Our new €13 million Innovation Campus in Felling, UK, was opened to expand our world-leading testing and laboratory capabilities and strengthen our commitment to the marine and protective coatings industry
  • Awlgrip HDT (high definition technology) was launched and won the Innovation Award at the 2019 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX)
  • Awlfair SF, part of our Awlgrip range, was introduced to the yacht industry. The revolutionary, spray-applied filler offers improved aesthetics and drastically reduces application time
  • Working with key oil and gas customers, we launched innovative new products in the International range, including Intershield 4000USP – a zinc-free, high-performance primer – and Intertherm 2205, a hot applied temperature resistant coating
  • We launched a new marine coatings package specifically developed for chemical and corrosion protection of marine scrubbers, in support of ship owners’ efforts to reduce sulfur emissions in line with the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements
  • Our Intersleek 1100SR and Intershield 300 coatings technology were selected by Knutsen OAS Shipping for their newest LNG vessels, protecting both the vessel hull and ballast tank areas
  • We introduced Kaleidoscope – a new approach to green buildings designed to engage stakeholders and explore the possibilities of a more responsible and sustainable way of living by tackling carbon emissions resulting from the global construction industry


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