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Marine Coatings Review — Esgard (continued from page 37)

Bio-Gel can be applied over firm, damp surfaces. Application is by airless spray methods, with cover- age ranging from 40—200 square feet per gallon. Manual methods or hydroblasting are the best types of surface preparation. The coat- ing's yellow color makes applica- tion and inspection easier.

Bio-Float is introduced as an al- ternative to petroleum-based "floatcoat" products. Bio-Float may be either floated on or sprayed. It does not readily skin. While pro- viding superior protection, it pos- sesses excellent penetrating prop- erties and can be used to prepare surfaces for more permanent type coatings.

Bio-Gel and Bio-Float represent only two of the protective, rust-in- hibitive coatings available from

Esgard. Other products include self-priming enamels, wire rope and cable lubricants, removable inventory storage coatings, flange protection systems, and long-term tubular coatings.


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Eureka Chemical Company of

South San Francisco has been a leader in supplying quality soft coatings for the marine and off- shore industries. Fluid Film™, Gel

BW, for years has been used in ballast tanks to provide long-term protection at the lowest practical cost per year. Fluid Film Liquid

AR, a new product, can be used where spray application of Gel BW is not practical. This new product can be hosed onto metal surfaces in ballast tanks or void areas with an absolute minimum of surface preparation, both for corrosion control and to soften heavy scale prior to descaling operations.

Following company policy of de- veloping corrosion control for an expanding number of areas aboard ship, other new Eureka products continue to supplement ballast tank protection.

Fluid Film WRN-EP may be ap- plied to standing or running rig- ging for both corrosion protection and lubrication. EP properties en- hance its lubricating quality. For .users of pressurized wire rope lu- brication equipment such as Dyna-

Lube, Fluid Film WRL penetrates to the core of the wire rope with- out dripping as the rope emerges from the applicator.

Fluid Film aerosols, which con- tain no solvent and do not dry out, are convenient for small applica- tions where penetration and lubri- cation are desired.

Eureka's Perma Film™ family of epoxies supplement the Fluid Film coatings. Perma Film WT-100 has been in use in potable water tanks for almost 20 years. Perma Film

BT-200, for ballast tanks, does not require sandblasting but may be used over a surface conforming to

SSPC-SP3. Perma Film PT-100 is the latest addition to the family, and is formulated for cargo tanks, particularly in tankers and bulk carriers.


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Glidden Marine Coatings of

Harahan, La., has nearly 20 years of experience with a steel hull bot- tom system combining a thin-film barrier coat with an ablative, self- cleaning vinyl antifoulant. Nor- mal performance of this system when properly applied is 4—6 years before spot blasting and coating repairs are required. Shipyards have complained that 6- and 8- year-old Glidden bottoms were dif- ficult to blast to white metal as the old coating was still adhering tightly.

The Glidden bottom system has proven especially effective on ves- sels working overseas. An owner

Todd shipbuilders - an irreplaceable resource

Todd's shipbuilders realize they have a highly responsible job: building and repairing the naval and commercial ships so necessary for national security and the transport of vital materials.

Our skilled craftsmen are delivering the guided missile frigates (FFGs), under construction for the

U. S. Navy, on time and on or under budget. We look forward to being afforded the opportunity to participate in the construction of the Aegis-equip- ped Arleigh Burke class (DDG-51) guided missile destroyers to continue this outstanding perform- ance.

Todd has invested much of its profits in facility improvements, including new dry docks at

Galveston, New Orleans and Seattle; piers, cranes,

CAD/CAM computer technology, robotics and the acquisition of an entire shipyard in San Francisco, with a 65,000 long ton capacity dry dock. At Los

Angeles, we are constructing a ship lift and land transfer facility, to be operable the early part of 1984. When completed, this system will be capable of handling five ships simultaneously.

We have the equipment, know-how and expert craftsmen, at all of our five shipyards, to provide rapid, high quality and cost efficient workmanship.

Give us the job and we'll deliver.

Todd Shipyards Corporation

One State Street Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10004


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