Chapter 13. Paint and Coatings Technology for the Control of Marine Fouling

  1. Simone Dürr2 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason3
  1. Alistair A. Finnie and
  2. David N. Williams

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch13



How to Cite

Finnie, A. A. and Williams, D. N. (2009) Paint and Coatings Technology for the Control of Marine Fouling, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  2. 3

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Author Information

  1. Technology Centre – M&PC, International Paint Ltd, Stoneygate Lane, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 0JY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462



  • paint and coatings technology for the control of marine fouling;
  • controlled depletion polymer (CDP) paints - soluble matrix and controlled depletion polymer paints;
  • fluoropolymers - polymers containing fluorinated groups;
  • silicones - polymers comprising inorganic silicon–oxygen backbone and organic side groups;
  • non-coating solutions - use of electricity, magnetism, sound, heat and radiation;
  • uniform national discharge standards (UNDS);
  • registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals (REACH);
  • advanced nano structured surfaces for control of biofouling (AMBIO);
  • paint and coating technology used in control fouling;
  • biocidal antifouling paints - subclassified as contact leaching, soluble matrix/CDP, SPC or hybrid antifouling paints


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biocidal Antifouling Paints

  • Non-biocidal Coatings

  • Paint Selection – Economic Considerations

  • Future Perspectives

  • Conclusions

  • References