Novel Amphiphilic Fouling Release Coatings (RFT-319)

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Invention Summary

NDSU Scientists have found that incorporating oligo (ethylene glyol) segments and perfluorinated siloxane segments into moisture-curable polysiloxane coatings results in a synergist enhancement in fouling-release properties toward a suite of marine organisms. Also, the addition of the oieties does not negatively affect the mechanical properties of the coating after immersion in water. This invention has lead to the development of novel amphiphilic fouling release coatings that exhibit superior fouling release properties.


US Patent No. 8,820,257 "Amphiphilic Fouling Release Coatings"


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