PPG SIGMAGLIDE® 1290
The premium hull coating solution that delivers reduced power demand
PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release – industry leading power reduction and CO2 savings
Based on a unique 100% pure silicone binder system, PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release coating utilizes breakthrough surface regeneration technology to maintain constant surface smoothness and eliminate slime problems. This enables ships to reach optimum speed whilst lowering power and fuel consumption and minimizing CO2 emissions, contributing to the carbon emission reduction requirements.
PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 features & benefits
Through careful chemical engineering of the 100% pure silicone binder system at molecular level, PPG's R&D team has been able to design the optimal configuration for the silicone coating surface. This results in significantly increased silicone density that slime organisms do not perceive as a substrate and display no propensity to settle on it, thus significantly extending the effectiveness of the coating.
As fouling does not adhere, even at lower speed, the PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release is beneficial for the offshore industry where assets are static, e.g., FPSOs, or for vessels that are slow steaming and yet still require a high level of fouling protection. Tankers, bulkers, gas carriers and container ships will all benefit from the PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release coating, as will the cruise industry.
PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 – proven technology
The effect of the 100% pure silicone binder with higher silicone density at the surface and the regeneration properties in the PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release have been proven in-house and by third-party test institutes.
Self-cleaning dynamic simulation test
A self-cleaning dynamic simulation test has been performed at a Dutch research institute, Endures B.V. (a TNO company), to illustrate how the high-silicone density at the surface translates into effectiveness of slime resistance and release. It shows that the 100% pure silicone binder ensures that the PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 fouling release coating gets back to its clean initial state at low speeds while the traditional fouling release collects slime fouling.
CFD and hull performance studies comparing PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 to premium antifoulings
PPG, in cooperation with world leading 3rd party institutes and following ITTC standards, performed model testing, CFD predictions and hull performance studies comparing PPG SIGMAGLIDE 1290 to other fouling control technologies. The results proved the unique benefits of up to 20% power reduction and 1.0-1.5% speed loss performance, contributing to up to 35% CO2 savings.