Bio-fouling

Anyone who has spent time in or around a marina will have witnessed the effects of bio-fouling – the unwanted plant or animal growth that occurs on virtually any object that is left in the water.  This growth is a multimillion dollar problem to the shipping industry, where it is controlled by use of anti-fouling paints.  However, not all materials are suitable for painting.

This is where the SuricleTM treatment can help.

The photo below shows a valuable scientific instrument that is used to monitor water flow in rivers or oceans.  After 12 weeks deployment, the instrument is barely recognisable.  This is a typical scenario for many marine assets.

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Photos courtesy of Geoff Carlin – CSIRO Oceans and Atmospheres Business Unit