Intersleek 900 is an award winning, unique concept in bottom coating technology. The Intersleek 900 System is not like traditional antifouling bottom coatings in that it does not contain any biocides.
The Intersleek system consists of an epoxy primer; a unique tie coat and finally a Fluoro polymer finish. It is this finish coating that is the key to the whole system.
Traditional antifouling bottom coatings depend on the release of biocides to repel the adhesion of and prevent the growth of fouling pests. Intersleek 900 is a dramatic departure from traditional antifouling technology. The extremely smooth and slippery surface of the finish coat is what is known as a ‘low surface energy’ finish. Fouling organisms generally have a difficult time forming an attachment to a ‘low surface energy’ finish and when they are successful only do so very weakly. Therefore, any and all fouling organism attachment can be easily removed. Hence, Intersleek 900 is a ‘foul release’ bottom coating system.
Intersleek is an amphiphilic coating that provides a smooth surface that reduces drag and delivers opportunities for improved fuel savings; commercial ships have averaged 9% fuel savings over traditional antifouling paints. The low friction surface has been proven to reduce green house gases as a result of reduced fuel consumption. Sailboats may notice increased speed through the water. Intersleek 900 system is formulated using less solvent, allowing for an overall reduction in solvent emissions.
||Below the waterline
||1 US Gallon (2 gallons mixed - Part A and Part B).
|Suitable for aluminum
|Suitable for high fouling areas