Carbon Nanotubes Coat Ship Hull | November 30, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 48 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 48 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 30, 2009

Carbon Nanotubes Coat Ship Hull

Department: Business
Keywords: nanotubes, marine coatings
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Incorporated in two-part epoxy mastic resin coatings, Bayer says its carbon nanotubes make a ship-hull coating so hard and smooth, it glides through the water, reducing flow resistance and saving fuel. Now undergoing testing on a liquefied gas tanker, the Berge Arzew, the nanotubecontaining coatings may help extend cleaning cycles needed to remove organic growth that fouls ship bottoms, according to Bayer.

 
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