Marine


Solvay Helps La Méridionale’s Ferry Go Beyond Emissions Regulations

A look inside the filter where Solvay's SOLVAir® Marine Solution is employed to remove up to 99% of SOx and particulate matter. (Photo: Solvay, PR007)Following a successful test run showing excellent environmental performance, Solvay’s SOLVAir® Marine solution for dry exhaust gas treatment will be adopted on all engines of La Méridionale’s passenger (RoPAX) ferry Piana, following close collaboration with engineering partner ANDRITZ. The partnership will enable La Méridionale to comply with International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations for the reduction of SOx (sulfur oxides) emissions and will facilitate removal of 99.9% of particulate matter (PM). This new project represents an important milestone in exhaust gas cleaning within the maritime sector, as it is the first successful use of a dry sorbent-based system on a vessel and enables exhaust gas treatment without the use of any wash water.

AFFIX Labs launches world’s first long-lasting surface treatment to kill the coronavirus

Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs is a versatile anti-viral surface treatment that has been scientifically proven to last for months on any surface or textile while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact. Si-Quat by AFFIX Labs can be implemented onto any surface. 
(Photo © 2020 by AFFIX Labs)Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create the first long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill COVID-19. Si-Quat combines a safe and well-established disinfectant and a proprietary chemical binding technique, so that the active ingredient can kill viruses, including SARS-COV-2. Testing at Portugal’s Biochemistry Institute at the University of Lisbon proves that Si-Quat effectively kills the COVID-19 pathogens that it comes into contact with.

First Austrians to join All-Female eXXpedition to research impact of plastic in the oceans

Photo credit © eXXpedition / Jen Russell - North Pacific 2018 Hawaii to Vancouver. Marita Schmid is a sustainability expert from Mondi, a global leader in innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. To develop a more holistic view about the impact of plastics, she is participating as one of two Austrians on the transatlantic leg of the international all-female sailing eXXpedition Round the World voyage.

PPG, Avery Dennison sign agreement to commercialize eco-friendly foil system for ship hulls

Fred Noël, vice president, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe (left) and Jan Willem Tegelaar, PPG general manager, protective and marine coatings, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (right). (Photo: Mactac, PR016)PPG (NYSE:PPG) and Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions have announced today they have signed an agreement to further commercialize their companies’ patented self-adhesive fouling release foil for ship hulls. The foil was developed as part of the eSHaRk project, a consortium of the world’s leading marine experts and engineers working together to create an innovative new fouling protection system.

SABIC to feature innovative resins and development services at Aquatech to solve customers’ water management challenges

SABIC to feature innovative resins and development services at Aquatech to solve customers’ water management challenges.Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, October 9, 2017 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will showcase at Aquatech Amsterdam its industry-leading water management resources, technical support services and materials that are helping customers address global industry trends in revitalizing infrastructures and raising operational efficiency (stand #1.430). In particular, the company will spotlight its growing portfolio of high-performance engineering resins for the water management industry, extensive application development capabilities, and new Predictive Engineering Services that can enable the industry to solve tough challenges, ranging from optimizing hydrolytic stability and water quality to preventing corrosion and biofouling.

DSM Dyneema introduces whole new level of cut protection with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology

DSM Dyneema introduces whole new level of cut protection with Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology.
(Photo DSM Dyneema, DYNPR349)Paris, 7 November 2016 - DSM Dyneema today introduces Black Dyneema® Diamond Technology, a fiber innovation that combines next level cut protection and uncompromised comfort – with specific benefits for tough jobs.

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