Antifouling coatings are a type of paint or coating used to protect surfaces from fouling, which is the accumulation of unwanted material on a surface. These coatings are used in a variety of industries, including marine, automotive, and industrial. They are designed to reduce the adhesion of organisms, such as barnacles, algae, and other marine life, to the surface of a vessel or other structure. Antifouling coatings are typically applied to the hulls of ships and boats, as well as to the exterior of other structures, such as offshore oil rigs. The coatings are designed to be durable and long-lasting, and they are often applied in multiple layers to ensure maximum protection.
The antifouling coating market is a subset of the paints and coatings industry. It is a highly competitive market, with a wide range of products available from a variety of manufacturers. Companies in the market include AkzoNobel, PPG Industries, Sherwin-Williams, Kansai Paint, and Jotun. Show Less Read more