Product News: Paints & Coatings
Anti-fouling Marine Paint provides multi-season protection.
Press Release Summary:
August 7, 2013 - Replacing harsh solvents found in most bottom paints with water, Hydrocoat Eco combinesÂ water-based, ablative technology with Econea metal-free organic biocide. Slime fighting formula provides soap and water cleanup with no heavy solvent smell. Since Hydrocoat Eco is self-polishing, paint film wears away with use, eliminating build up and need for sanding.Â Copper-free paint will not cause galvanic corrosion issues, making itÂ suitable for bronze IPS and jet drives, outdrives, and outboard motors.
Original Press Release
"Pettit Marine Paint Launches Hydrocoat Eco
Press release date: August 1, 2013
Rockaway, N.J. – The Hydrocoat name has been synonymous with groundbreaking, waterborne, marine ablative technology for almost 20 years. First came Pettit’s award winning Hydrocoat, a multi-season, ablative antifouling paint, which was the benchmark for clean, highly effective and easy to use antifoulings. Last year the Hydrocoat line was expanded when the revolutionary product, Hydrocoat SR, the world’s first and only dual-biocide, water-based, multi-season ablative bottom paint, was introduced to the market. Now, Pettit is excited to launch the latest product in the Hydrocoat line up, Hydrocoat Eco, which is already shattering the perceptions of what an antifouling paint can be.
Hydrocoat Eco incorporates Pettit’s exclusive self-polishing, water-based, ablative technology with an organic biocide, Econea. By utilizing the highest level available of this metal-free biocide, in combination with a slime fighting inhibitor, Hydrocoat Eco promises to provide unprecedented multi-season protection. Pettit’s innovative technology replaces the harsh solvents found in most bottom paints with water. This formula provides the user with an easier application, soap and water clean up, and no heavy solvent smell. Hydrocoat Eco is self-polishing; the paint film wears away with use, eliminating paint build up and the need for sanding. This formula is also copper-free, making it compatible over almost all bottom paints and safe for use on all substrates, including aluminum. With no copper to cause galvanic corrosion issues, Hydrocoat Eco is the perfect choice for bronze IPS and jet drives, outdrives and outboard motors. Hydrocoat Eco will not lose effectiveness when removed from the water.
Hydrocoat Eco is available in five colors, white, blue, red, green and black, and is offered in quarts and gallons throughout the United States at fine marine supply stores and boatyards. Application can easily be done with a brush, roller, or spray. For complete preparation and usage instructions visit Pettit Marine Paint online at www.pettitpaint.com.
About Pettit Marine Paint:
Pettit Marine Paint manufactures and markets a complete line of high performance, American made, marine coatings. Pettit's name is recognized throughout the world as a leader in the marine industry, and our reputation is based on results; our products outperform all other major brands in the industry time and time again. We're committed to keeping your boat protected and beautiful by providing long lasting, quality products that let you spend less time maintaining your boat and more time enjoying it. From topside paints to antifoulant bottom paints and everything in-between, Pettit's products have you covered. Pettit's plant is located in Rockaway, New Jersey, and our products are available throughout the world.