Today, conventional antifoulings are trying to prevent marine growth by use of toxic ingredients in the paint. Always with the same effect: short period of performance and the vessel need a certain speed and continuous movement.
Micanti shows there is a simpler and safer solution, leaving paints behind!
Micanti antifouling is suitable for all circumstances worldwide, whether you are moored or sailing. No questions asked! That’s what we call: Antifouling Reinvented! Micanti is a film and not a paint. It is a self-adhesive film which is applied to the hull of the vessel.
Substantial Fuel savings
Micanti has proven to prevent fouling and to keep the same speed of the vessel. Therefore, fuel savings will automatically be achieved. The percentage of fuel savings is determined by the voyage factor. Conventional antifoulings degrade in time and fuel consumption increases in time. The physical barrier of Micanti’s antifouling guarantees the same performance and protection from day 1 till the end of its life span (at least 5 years).
Continuous protection against marine growth
Micanti has been tested and compared to the most commonly used self polishing antifoulings (SPC). Whereas SPC’s have shown a decrease in performance in time, Micanti performs continuously and provides constant prevention.
100% evironmental friendly
Micanti is the only truly environmental friendly antifouling in the world! Micanti doesn’t contain any toxic ingredients. Micanti is a nylon fiber, polyester film and a two-component water based adhesive.
Micanti is a Dutch company that invented a toxin free antifouling. Originally, weMicanti is a spin off of Delft University of Technology. About 10 years ago, Dr. Rik Breur started to study the settlement mechanisms of marine species like mussels and barnacles. He found out that these marine species always seneed a certain open area to settle. By creating a surface of micro fibers, this settlement is prevented.
In 2006, Rik decided to start his own company, realizing the potential of his invention. First steps were taken into the fish farm industry where marine growth/fouling is a huge problem. It takes away the oxygen level of the fish. Fish need oxygen level in order to survive.
Today, we have in amongst others Turkey, fish farms nets which are free of fouling for more than 5 years. This is actually a worldrecord and never been achieved by the well know paint manufacturers.
In 2009, we have done the first tests for the shipping industry. We focused on testing the influence of the fibers on drag as well as the adhesion of the film on the hull. Nowadays, we have applied Micanti on numerous vessels in the Middle East, Europe and US.
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