A Green Revolution in Marine Coatings
Even the smoothest conventional coating has many microscopic features that marine growth can latch on to.
SLIPS® N1 self-coats in a thin layer of liquid, creating an ultra-smooth, slippery interface that resists adhesion.
SLIPS® marine coatings are powered by our patented liquid surface technology. Our coatings create an ultra-smooth, slippery surface that algae, barnacles, mussels and other fouling present on marine vessels, structures, and equipment can’t attach to.
SLIPS® marine coatings are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and safe for applicators to use – a truly green solution to biofouling.
Globally Tested Performance
SLIPS® Testing Sites
SLIPS® N1 stays clean after 8 months in tropical Singaporean waters, compared to US Navy standard copper paint.
SLIPS® N1 shows superior fouling control versus leading recreational anti-fouling copper paint after 12 months of waterline exposure in Tuticorin Bay, Southern India.
SLIPS® N1 is a first-of-kind marine Foul Protect™ coating that solves the persistent problem of biofouling on vessels, structures, and equipment in contact with marine environments. Barnacles, mussels, and micro-organisms that stick to ship hulls cost over $15 billion in additional fuel costs to vessel operators, as well as requiring costly cleaning, downtime, and loss of maneuverability.
SLIPS® marine coatings are backed by over two years of field testing with the U.S. Office of Naval Research and have been installed on a number of trial vessels. We are now expanding our beta-launch program and recruiting both recreational and commercial vessel owners and operators to demonstrate the benefits of SLIPS® Foul Protect™ coatings for all vessel types.
AST currently has an N1 Beta testing program designed to further prove the effectiveness of SLIPS® N1 on vessels of all types and sizes. To learn more about the Beta Program, click HERE.
Less biofouling means less surface roughness and less drag. Some have seen 8% fuel savings by using SLIPS® (based on 80% fouling coverage reduction and a fuel consumption model for a Panamax class bulker).
Any fouling on SLIPS® surfaces can be easily removed with a cloth wipe or low-pressure water. In scientific tests, barnacle reattachment force is 10x lower on SLIPS®, meaning hard fouling can be easily removed without damaging the coating or marine equipment.
Owners and operators can extend the window between maintenance cycles by up to one year for commercial vessels, UUVs, and marine equipment (estimation supported through long-term field trials with ONR-supported field tests of SLIPS® products).
SLIPS® N1 is different from all other bottom coatings available on the market today. The patented SLIPS® mechanism creates a thin, permanent layer of slippery liquid on the surface of the hull, defending it against attachment of marine life.
SLIPS® N1 performs so well, copper and other aggressive chemical biocides are unnecessary, making it a truly environmentally friendly solution.
EASY TO APPLY AND MAINTAIN
Applying SLIPS® N1 by spray, brush, roller is no different than what your boatyard or drydock are used to.
Industry professionals have applied SLIPS® N1 utilizing standard equipment, in the same amount of time.
Coating maintenance is easy; SLIPS® N1 can be cleaned with only a soft cloth.
SLIPS® N1 is safe to handle and does not put operators or boaters at risk.
SLIPS® N1 targets marine fouling on your vessel, leaving nearby organisms unaffected.
SLIPS® N1 minimizes impact on environment, as a cleaner boat uses less fuel and generates less CO2 emissions.
CLEAN BOAT, CLEAN HARBOR, CLEAN CONSCIENCE
Have a biofouling problem that’s not on a boat?
Many of the traditional coating companies only cater to massive shipping vessels. At AST, we recognize that more than just boats have costly fouling problems. Some areas we have identified are:
Have a problem in one of these areas or another that we haven’t thought about yet? We’ll work with you to test one of our current products or develop a unique solution for your needs. In fact, our SLIPS SeaClear started as a development project.
SLIPS® SeaClearTM also tackles the persistent problem of biofouling. However, SLIPS® SeaClearTM is transparent, and is perfect for submerged cameras, lighting, windows, and other sensors that require a clear coating.
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