SLIPS Foul Protect Bottom Paint
From Adaptive Surface Technologies, Cambridge MA.
Here's a cool product that Sunwater Marine has been looking at.
Save Fuel with Foul Protect
Superior Performance that Last Multiple Seasons
Barnacles, mussels, and micro-organisms that stick to boat hulls is an ongoing and costly nuisance for boat owners. Any buildup of biofouling leads to increased boat drag, greater fuel costs, and the headache of cleaning your boat more than enjoying it.
SLIPS® Foul Protect™ is an entirely new kind of marine bottom paint for recreational and commercial boats of all sizes, and solves the persistent problem of biofouling. It creates an ultra-smooth, slippery surface that fouling can’t attach to. The paint lasts multiple seasons so you don’t have to worry about painting your boat every year. And unlike many existing products on the market today, SLIPS® Foul Protect™ doesn’ t contain any biocides and is environmentally friendly.
How does your paint work?
Instead of killing fouling organisms like traditional, biocidal, antifouling paints do, SLIPS® Foul Protect™ products create a surface that fouling cannot stick to. The patented SLIPS® lubricant technology in combination with surface active polymers (SAPS) work together with the silicone base to create a truly slippery surface. That surface is next to impossible for organisms to stick to, and if any do stick, they are easily removed either by the motion of the boat or light washing.
See SLIPS® Foul Protect™ in Action