A brief introduction to marine coatings

What is marine paint?

Marine paint is a special coating applied to the surface of ships. In addition to the beautification and protection functions of ordinary paints, ship paints also have special functions such as anti-corrosion, waterproofing, and enhanced hull strength. Ship paint is divided into interior and exterior topcoat and deck paint.

Types of marine paint

There are many types of ship paint, the common ones are single-component paint, two-component paint, acrylic paint, etc. Among them, two-component paint is a commonly used marine paint, which is divided into two types: epoxy primer and polyurethane topcoat, which are used to prevent rust and protect the surface respectively. However, not all marine paints are epoxy paints.

Composition of marine paint

Marine paint includes resins, solvents, pigments and additives. Different types of marine paint have different compositions. Among them, epoxy resin paint is mainly composed of epoxy resin, hardener and solvent, and has high strength, high toughness, excellent anti-corrosion properties and good water resistance.

Issues that need attention

It should be noted that each type of marine paint has its applicable scope and construction requirements. When selecting and using ship paint, you must make a selection based on factors such as the ship’s material, operating environment, and usage requirements.

In short, marine paint is a kind of paint with special functions. Although it includes some epoxy resin paints, it cannot be generalized. When selecting and using marine paint, be sure to select and apply it according to the actual situation.

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