A Green Revolution in Marine Coatings
Even the smoothest conventional coating has many microscopic features that marine growth can latch on to.
SLIPS® N1x 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® N1x stays clean after 8 months in tropical Singaporean waters, compared to US Navy standard copper paint.
SLIPS® N1x shows superior fouling control versus leading recreational anti-fouling copper paint after 12 months of waterline exposure in Tuticorin Bay, Southern India.
SLIPS® N1x 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.
SEE SLIPS® N1x IN ACTION
SLIPS® N1x 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® N1x 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® N1x by spray, brush, roller is no different than what your boatyard or drydock are used to.
Industry professionals have applied SLIPS® N1x utilizing standard equipment, in the same amount of time.
Coating maintenance is easy; SLIPS® N1x can be cleaned with only a soft cloth.
SLIPS® N1x is safe to handle and does not put operators or boaters at risk.
SLIPS® N1x targets marine fouling on your vessel, leaving nearby organisms unaffected.
SLIPS® N1x 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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