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Photos from our R&D Press Conference on October 5, 2017.



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Large ships with small antagonists:
Biofouling on ship hulls is cause for concern: It increases frictional resistance and thus also fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.




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A clean solution:
With antifouling coatings, shipping companies and shipbuilders want to protect their vessels from biofouling. However, a simple solution for cleaning the ship’s hull is also an important aspect. 




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Biofouling:
Tests under real conditions in the North Sea show that uncoated surfaces are susceptible to heavy biofouling by microorganisms.




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Pooling expertise:

In the new Smart Surface Solutions

(S3) Competence Center, Evonik’s scientists develop solutions to meet the challenges arising in the coating industry.




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A faster way to the perfect coating:
A new, fully automated system for testing coating formulations enables Evonik to significantly speed up the search for the right formulation.


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Working more efficiently:
An employee loading Evonik’s new high-throughput system with the additives to be tested. The system can formulate and test as many as 120 samples a day.




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