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Posted by June 20, 2016

Maritime Propulsion

Schottel's New Coating Systems for Rudderpropellers

(Photo: SCHOTTEL GmbH)

Schottel now offers a new coating system for its Rudderpropellers. According to the manufacturer, the result is maximum corrosion protection due to optimized resistance to abrasion and greater adhesive force in combination with thicker coats of paint. The underwater elements of the propulsion unit are coated with several layers of extremely hard, two-component epoxy resin. Compared with a conventional standard coating, this is characterized by 2.3 times greater abrasion resistance and approximately 60 percent greater adhesion. For the above-water sections, Schottel uses a very dense and extremely durable two-component polyurethane coating.
 
The new system is in step with Schottel investment, as in 2015, SCHOTTEL commenced operations at a new plant near the company’s HQin Germany. Thanks to an optimized air-mix painting process and ideal conditions for preparation of the substrate, the propulsion systems can be protected even better for practical operation.
 
New blasting booths form the basis for substrate preparation of the entire Rudderpropeller in accordance with the strictest cleaning standards.
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