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.
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.
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%.
PPG Sigmaglide 1290 coating has been a major contributor to this performance.
Sigmaglide is a trademark of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.
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