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Project ID: 11827
Funded under: FP6-NMP
Country: Norway

Testing of non-biocid coatings on fish nets

During 18 months we perform testing of different coatings on fish net samples in sea water, ranging from 15x15 cm up to 2x2 meters of size. The last stage of the testing included testing of 4 experimental coatings tested together with uncoated nets and commercial standard coatings. The antifouling performance (measured as fouling release effect) was very good for all experimental coating; better than uncoated nets and almost equal to commercial standard coatings. The physical properties of all coatings were good, and irrespective of prize they could be possible replacements for todays biocide antifouling coatings that are in use.

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Val Videregående Skole
7970 KOLVEREID
Norway
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