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March/April 2009

Antifouling Paint Workshop

ASTM Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications will present a technical seminar, “Antifouling Paint Highlights – Regulatory, Technology and Performance Testing,” on Tuesday, June 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Va. The seminar will be held in conjunction with the D01 committee meetings to be held June 21-23.

New developments in antifouling paint technology are often driven by, among other things, a combination of environmental regulations and market conditions. The performance assessment of hull coating systems is achieved through a wide array of testing regimes, many of which are based upon a multitude of ASTM International and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards.

The technical seminar will consist of five presentations, all focused on marine coatings. A regulatory update will cover biocide, coating registration, and environmental inputs. The quantification of biocide release rate, with a specific emphasis on harbor loading, is the subject of another presentation. In addition, a group of three talks will focus on antifouling coating performance assessment and recent developments in the marine industry, including a U.S. Navy perspective.

Shipowners and operators, as well as those working in science and technology, test and evaluation, shore side maintenance, hull husbandry, ship hydrodynamics and local U.S. Navy regulatory communities are encouraged to attend the seminar.

The following presentations will be made at the seminar:

  • “Antifouling Coatings — A Regulatory Debate,” Jim Sell, National Paint and Coatings Association;
  • “Quantifying Biocide Release Rate from Antifouling Coatings,” Alistair Finnie, International Paint LLC;
  • “Antifouling Coatings Performance Evaluation at Diverse Exposure Sites,” Eric Holm, U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division;
  • “Approaches to Evaluating Antifouling Coatings Efficacy,” Geoff Swain, Florida Institute of Technology; and
  • “Antifouling Coatings — U.S. Navy Approaches and Recent Focus,” Mark W. Ingle, Naval Sea Systems Command.


Technical Information: Elizabeth Haslbeck, Naval Surface Warfare Center, West Bethesda, Md.

Phone: 301-227-4784

ASTM Staff: Jeffrey Adkins

Phone: 610-832-9738