Photos from our R&D Press Conference on October 5, 2017.
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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Tests under real conditions in the North Sea show that uncoated surfaces are susceptible to heavy biofouling by microorganisms.
In the new Smart Surface Solutions
(S3) Competence Center, Evonik’s scientists develop solutions to meet the challenges arising in the coating industry.
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.
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.