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EST selected PPG Sigmaglide 1290 coating for its ability to reduce the frictional resistance of the fleet’s hull surfaces, which decreases power demand and related emissions.

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PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 Helps Enterprises Shipping & Trading Reduce Carbon Emissions Enterprises Shipping & Trading SA has selected PPG SIGMAGLIDE® 1290 fouling release coating to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of its fleet.

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PG announced that Enterprises Shipping & Trading SA (EST) has

PPG performed several studies in cooperation with leading independent

selected PPG SIGMAGLIDE®1 1290 biocide-free silicone fouling

marine institutes to measure the power and speed impact on vessels

release coating to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the carbon

retrofitted with PPG Sigmaglide 1290 fouling release coating.

emissions of its fleet.

Those tests determined that the coating provides a 20% reduction in

EST aims to improve its environmental performance through

power consumed at design level, and up to 35% reduction in carbon

investments in energy-efficient technologies. The company selected PPG

dioxide emissions when compared with traditional antifouling coatings.

Sigmaglide 1290 coating for its ability to reduce the frictional resistance

EST vessels that were retrofitted with energy-efficiency technologies are

of the fleet’s hull surfaces, which decreases power demand and related

demonstrating a power reduction of more than 20%.

emissions.

PPG Sigmaglide 1290 coating has been a major contributor to this performance.

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Sigmaglide is a trademark of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.

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