BIOCIDES PROTECT AND PRESERVE
BY REPELLING, CONTROLLING OR ELIMINATING HARMFUL ORGANISMS
PT21 – Antifouling products
Used to control the growth and settlement of fouling organisms (microbes and higher forms of plant or animal species) on vessels, aquaculture equipment or other structures used in water.
90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea. Ships are among the safest and most environmentally-preferred means of transport available today. However, if the ship’s hull is not protected with an effective antifouling paint, marine organisms will settle on the hull increasing drag and leading to a significant increase in fuel consumption, and thus CO2 emissions by up to 60%, as well as making goods more costly to ship through slower journeys and more fuel burned.
The use of antifouling coatings, containing biocides, controls the unwanted growth of marine organisms on ship’s hulls leading to lower carbon footprints for this mode of transport.
Furthermore, a significant concern in the marine environment is the translocation of species from one geographic region to another. In this new location, they may multiply and disturb the natural balance of already established organisms. The use of antifouling coatings helps prevent such imbalance.
PT22 – Embalming and taxidermist fluids
Embalming or taxidermist fluids are used for the preservation and disinfection of animal or human corpses, or parts thereof.