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HATAG in der Special Interest Presse – WAVE Magazin 54

20. January 2023|

TECHNIQUE Underwater protection for yachts INNOVATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Bonding instead of painting: Similar to land-based vehicles, yachts are increasingly being "foiled" above the waterline instead of painted. For some time now, however, there has also been an application as protection against unwanted growth in the underwater area, as an alternative to conventional antifouling paints. As a consequence, these coatings, which are based on the fact that they gradually release toxins into the surrounding water during the course of their service life, will no longer be permitted on more and more bodies of water, either today or in the near future. Legislation to this effect has already been passed or is in preparation in many parts of the world. A non-toxic underwater protection system is a silicone-based film that has been developed in recent years primarily for the particularly challenging conditions in commercial shipping. The FRF Fouling Release Film from Hamburg-based HATAG maritime is non-toxic, its action based on a silicone-based flouropolymer film applied to the underwater hull. In combination with an epoxy primer specially developed for use with the film, this FRS system also provides highly effective protection against corrosion and osmosis. Various yachts on the Baltic Sea and in the Mediterranean Sea are protected with the film in the underwater area. The film remains effective for years, eliminating the need for annual painting with antifouling paints for at least five to seven years. In case of mechanical damage caused by grounding or similar, the film can be easily repaired, i.e. reapplied to the damaged areas. In any case, it is robust enough for normal operation of the yacht, including, for example, the annual craning out or in by means of a travel lift. Authorized applicator www.cfc.de/maritim #foulingreleasesystem #hatagmaritime #foulingreleasefilm #antifouling #biocidefree #hatagfrf #hatagfrs #freese #tefrocor150 #maritime #future Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Let’s talk about HATAG’s COMMITMENT

20. January 2023|

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS We have always been convinced that true progress is the one respecting the world we live in, and that our eco-friendly solutions should benefit to the greatest number. Since innovation only takes on its full meaning if it is spread, and since the most extraordinary inventions are only of interest if they are shared, Hatag Maritime relies on its own technological advances and those of its partners to design, develop, and produce accessible, high-performance solutions meeting the major challenges of our time. THE GLOBAL GOALS In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone. HATAG Maritime is committed especially to the following two global goals: GOAL 13 Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to our entire civilization. The effects are already visible and will be catastrophic unless we act now. Through education, innovation and adherence to our climate commitments, we can make the necessary changes to protect the planet. These changes also provide huge opportunities to modernize our infrastructure which will create new jobs and promote greater prosperity across the globe. GOAL 14 Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. They cover 70 percent of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet, we have managed to do tremendous damage to these precious resources. We must protect them by eliminating pollution and overfishing and immediately start to responsibly manage and protect all marine life around the world. #foulingreleasesystem #hatagmaritime #foulingreleasefilm #antifouling #biocidefree #hatagfrf #hatagfrs

The FRS System

14. December 2022|

The FRS System. Two Partners, Two Products, One System. HATAG maritime has developed a joint project with the company GTF Freese in Bremen: The innovative antifouling system FRS-System. This is based on the HATAG Fouling Release Film FRF 630 and the specially developed adhesive primer TEFRO®cor 150 SW-LV from the coating experts at Freese. Through the combination of these two highly developed products, the system offers unbeatable advantages both in application and, of course, in its effect as efficient long-term protection against corrosion and unwanted fouling. Another valuable advantage for shipping is the fuel saving on a ship coated with the FRS system. This saves significant costs and, of course, C02 emissions. The coating with the FRS system is permanently robust and made for the tough conditions of commercial shipping. The specially developed primer is one hundred percent matched to the properties of the film. It is solvent-free, epoxy-based, can be applied in just one layer without additional primer and does not require a multi-layer paint structure. Application is therefore extremely simple and time-saving, without the risks of bubbles, cracks or shrinkage. The epoxy-based adhesive primer provides a highly effective barrier against moisture, as effective protection against corrosion or osmosis, depending on the material of the structure. GTF Freese has been in the surface coating business for 100 years and now, in combination with the HATAG FRF Fouling Release Film, offers the perfect protection system for all areas under water. For commercial vessels, cargo ships and ferries, navigation marks and other maritime structures as well as yachts. https://lnkd.in/eP2CsvpG #foulingreleasesystem #hatagmaritime #foulingreleasefilm #antifouling #biocidefree @hatagmaritime @hatagfrf @hatagfrs @freese #tefrocor150

Partnership

14. December 2022|

Hatag maritime enters into strategic partnership with CFC®CarFilmComponents® for professional application of FRS and FRF films. CFC®CarFilmComponents® is a medium-sized company that has been dedicated to film technology since 1998. The core competence of this company is in the field of film, and CFC operates an assembly network for film technology at over 120 locations in Germany alone. In most European countries, CFC and its distributors also carry out professional film installations in a wide variety of areas, such as automotive, building, maritime, leisure and advertising technology. This makes it the ideal partner for HATAG maritime to carry out reliable and high-quality applications of FRF films and the FRS system. And this, thanks to the strong network, at all locations in Germany and Europe. In addition, the company offers certified training for beginners and professionals with its own "CFC Academy". Adapted to current market demands, we pass on our many years of experience to our training participants in a way that is easy to understand and implement. At other locations, HATAG maritime also conducts its own training courses to train qualified and certified applicators. More information on CFC: www.cfc.de/maritim #foulingreleasesystem #hatagmaritime #foulingreleasefilm #antifouling #biocidefree @hatagmaritime @hatagfrf @hatagfrs

The Flying Film

7. December 2022|

We, the founders of HATAG maritime, have been working for many years on a solution for the ecologically and economically effective coating of ship hulls and other maritime structures, especially in the underwater area. Our innovative new foil will make toxic paints with all their problems obsolete from now on and for the future. But of course the idea of "film instead of paint" also works in other areas of application in global transport. We are very pleased, for example, that the airline "Swiss" is covering its entire fleet of Boeing 777-300s with the riblet film "AeroSHARK" developed jointly by Lufthansa Technik and BASF. This new surface coating, which is said to be based on a reproduction of shark skin, not only significantly reduces the frictional resistance of the aircraft. Just as with our own FRS system for shipping, the reduced frictional resistance in each case noticeably saves fuel, and thus emissions. In the case of Swiss' aircraft, according to a BASF press release, this is as much as 1.1 per cent fuel: "Converted to the operational profile of the Boeing 777-300ER at SWISS, this means an annual saving of more than 4,800 tonnes of paraffin and around 15,200 tonnes of carbon dioxide, as much as is usually produced on around 87 long-haul flights from Zurich to Mumbai," it says. "AeroSHARK" is a surface technology developed jointly by Lufthansa Technik and BASF that consists of ribs about 50 micrometers in size - the so-called riblets. It specifically imitates the properties of the particularly streamlined shark skin and thus optimises the aerodynamics at relevant points of the aircraft. As a result, less fuel is needed overall. Lufthansa Technik and BASF intend to consistently develop the new technology further with a view to additional aircraft types and even larger surfaces, so that in the future they will be able to support airlines around the world in achieving their emission goals. In initial model calculations, the sharkskin technology in its maximum expansion stage could even avoid CO2 emissions on the scale of up to three percent." So much for the press release. Of course, it is just as crucial for the aviation industry as it is for the shipping industry to significantly reduce their respective ecological footprints in the coming years. The fact that this can also be achieved with economic benefits through solutions like these is all the more pleasing. Already today, some ships are sailing with the HATAG FRS system film. Fuel-saving and without toxic antifouling paint. You can find all information about our FRS system on these pages or by contacting us directly. #foulingreleasesystem #hatagmaritime #foulingreleasefilm #antifouling #biocidefree @hatagmaritime @hatagfrf @hatagfrs @basf @aeroshark

THE FUTURE, NOW

25. November 2022|

All underwater fleet hulls and submerged surfaces should be smooth and free of “stowaways” in the form of biological matter. This will prevent species from being transported from one climate zone to another. Doing so significantly reduces underwater drag and increases efficiency of propulsion systems. That in turn reduces related operational costs and emissions. Hatag FRF Fouling Release Film is the solution to this challenge. The product provides a reliable and effective biocide-free fouling prevention film specifically designed for permanent application on all underwater maritime structures and equipment. The foil is robust, durable and provides reliable non-toxic protection against marine fouling. This efficiency is DNV certified. #hatagmaritime #hatagfrf #foulingreleasefilm #antifouing #hatagfrf630 #cleanocean #responsibility

OUR MISSION

25. November 2022|

The oceans are the main arteries of the global economy. They are simultaneously the arena for the climate crisis battle. Protecting our oceans and preserving the function of oceanic ecosystems is the basis of our efforts to leave a habitable planet for future generations. Without living oceans, there is no life on earth! Modern shipping operations has a serious responsibility to implement measures in all aspects of shipping operations which promote the protection the oceans. We at HATAG Maritime offer the solution via the manufacture, supply and application of biocide-free underwater coatings to achieve that protection. In addition to ensuring a non-toxic solution to the problem, it achieves significant emission and cost savings.#hatagmaritime #hatagfrf #foulingreleasefilm #antifouling #ourmission #biocidefree #nontoxicsolutions #costsaving

Review

4. November 2022|

Review: In October 2021, HATAG maritime presented its mission and innovative fouling release films in a B2B presentation at the Maritime Transport Efficiency Conference in Geneva, Switzerland #maritime #b2b #hatagmaritime #foulingreleasefilm #foulingreleasesystem #antifouling #

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