Luritek’s offerings for the leisure craft industry are marketed under the Eco-Clad® Bottom Paintbrand, which offers significant performance and environmental advantages over traditional antifouling technologies.
- Increased speed
- Improved fuel economy
- Multi-season performance
- Reduced hull cleaning
- Long wearing durability
- Environmentally friendly
- Long-term value
For more information, see www.ecoclad.com
Vessels with hulls free of fouling organisms, such as barnacles, algae and molluscs, consume less fuel and have much lower operational costs. Today, these benefits are often obtained at the expense of the environment. Luritek’s technologies are changing this picture by combining long service life, durability, exceptional biofouling management, and drag reduction, with environmental responsibility.
With the ability to perform for many years without repeated application, Luritek’s solutions provide substantial savings in downtime and maintenance costs. Additional benefits include improved fuel efficiency and superior fouling resistance whether in port for an extended time or at sea.
Back in the 70’s, only 6% of the world’s food fish came from aquaculture. Today, over half of the seafood we eat is
farmed. Aquaculture is currently the fastest growing food production sector, with an average worldwide growth rate of 6% – 8% per year. By 2030, the global population is anticipated to exceed 8 billion, creating significant demand on the world’s oceans for food. Sadly, 70% of the world’s wild fish species have already been declared fully exploited or depleted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
While aquaculture reduces the pressure on wild populations, there are environmental and economic concerns.
Aquaculture equipment, including pens and nets, are often treated with toxic antifouling coatings that prove ineffective over the long term. The aquaculture industry is currently seeking effective solutions to improve operational costs and food quality while minimizing impact on the environment.
Luritek’s technologies are proven performers in these demanding applications.