International Paint

Logo International PaintInternational Paint (IP), part of the world’s largest paints and coatings company AkzoNobel, is the global technology leader in antifouling paints, abrasion resistant coatings, ballast tank coatings and fouling release systems and is the world market leader in heavy duty coatings for shipbuilding and repair, the largest manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings for building construction and maintenance and the leading supplier of yacht paints, all supported by intensive R&D. Research on antifouling and fouling release coatings in IP’s Technology Centre is a multidisciplinary activity, and IP employs some 450 dedicated R&D staff with extensive expertise in polymer chemistry, surface science, marine biology, materials performances, formulation and test method development. IP’s laboratory and test facilities in Felling, UK, are state-of-the-art and include the latest equipment for the design, formulation and testing of mechanical, rheological and surface properties of coatings together with the benchmarking and analysis of biofilm and biofouling deterrence and release properties.