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Constituents of two common anti-fouling paints

(Data taken from Product Data Sheets. Active anti-fouling agents highlighted)

International Paints Intercept 8000 (“Lubyon” technology)

Copper (I) oxide                25 – 50%
Zinc oxide                10 – 25%
Acrylic Copolymer            10 – 25%
Xylene                                   10 – 25%
Butan-1-ol               2.5 – 10%
Copper pyrithione 2.5 – 10%
Ethylbenzene                      1 – 2.5%
E96096                                0 – 1%
(N,N-1,6-HEXANEDIYLBIS (12-HYDROXY-OCTADECANAMIDE).
Methanol                 0 – 1%
Butyl methacrylate           0 – 1%
Solvent naphtha (petroleum), light
Aromatic                  0 – 1%

(Download the data sheet here)

Jotun SeaQuantum (silyl acrelate antifouling)

Di-copper oxide                  25 – 35%
Xylene                                   12.5 – 20%
Zinc Oxide                2.5 – 25%
Rosin                         1 – 5%
Zineb                         2.5 – 5%
Ethylbenzene                      3 – 7%
Bis (1-hydroxy-1-h-pyridine-2-thionato-o,s)copper         1 – 5%
1-methoxy-2-propoanol <15%
Solvent naptha (petroleum), light arom.      1 – 2.5%

(Download the data sheet here)

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