SIGMA SAILADVANCE series

SIGMA SAILADVANCE

Advanced friction control antifoulings - improved fuel savings and idle days

SIGMA SAILADVANCE – High-performance antifouling series

SIGMA SAILADVANCE products have been developed with the primary aim of reducing energy and therefore lowering total operational costs. This series of antifouling products covers a wide range of operational conditions and vessel types and is based upon an extensive range of high-performance technologies. Benefits offered in this product range include fuel savings, idle time tolerance, linear polishing and low friction.

Range of premium technologies

In a competitive environment, optimized productivity and fuel savings are of vital importance. The SIGMA SAILADVANCE series, powered by a range of premium technologies, offers a complete package that guarantees significant cost reductions.

The SIGMA SAILADVANCE product range provides a self-smoothing mechanism that lowers the friction of the ship’s hull. Existing products in the range have delivered fuel savings up to 7%.

One of the advanced technologies, developed and patented by PPG, is based on Controlled Surface active Polymers (CSP) that act on the coating/water interface as a lubricant, which supports laminar flow, thereby lowering the hull friction when the ship is sailing. In addition, these CSP’s (Controlled Surface active Polymers) create a ‘slippery surface’ that will increase the resistance to fouling when the ship is not sailing and, therefore, extend the possible idle days.

SIGMA SAILADVANCE RX and GX coatings are the latest additions to the range based on the CSP (controlled surface active polymers) inside.

The SIGMA SAILADVANCE product range currently has four products:

SIGMA SAILADVANCE RX (New)

  • Low friction, self-lubricating, linear self-polishing antifouling based on hydrolysable polymer binder composition
  • Technology based on Controlled Surface active Polymers (CSP)
  • High volume solids: 54%
  • Idle time tolerance: averaging 25 days
  • Vessel operating rate: 50-90%

SIGMA SAILADVANCE GX (New)

  • Low friction, self-lubricating, linear self-polishing high performance antifouling based on hydrolysable binder composition
  • Technology based on Controlled Surface active Polymers (CSP)
  • High volume solids: 59%
  • Idle time tolerance: averaging 30 days
  • Vessel operating rate: 40-80%

SIGMA SAILADVANCE MX (formerly known as SIGMA SYLADVANCE 700)

  • Low friction, linear self-polishing antifouling based on organic hydrolysable polymer binder
  • High volume solids: 56%
  • Idle time tolerance: averaging 25 days
  • Vessel operating rate: 50-70%

SIGMA SAILADVANCE DX (formerly known as SIGMA SYLADVANCE 800)

  • Ultra low friction, linear self-polishing antifouling based on organic hydrolysable polymer binder, designed for broad operational ranges
  • High volume solids: 54%
  • Idle time tolerance: averaging 30 days
  • Vessel operating rate: 40-90%

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