Aviation and maritime
Aviation and maritime implementations occur in various fields, including indoor and outdoor applications,and ranging from hulls, interiors, exteriors and engineering materials. These are different from buildings because they take on other roles, such as transportation, utilities and living. They are complicated industries, and the maintenance is an enormous undertaking.
An aircraft’s fuselage needs to be routinely maintained, and it has becomea very specialized field. Its need includes cleaning the jet engine emission residue or bird strike residue on the fuselage’s surface, and other effects caused by weathering.
Underwater fouling presents a big issue to the maintenance of ships and boats. Besides looking ugly, they cause unwanted fuel consumption due to drag. If not remedied in a timely manner the ship’s hull can sustain great damage.
EZ Coating will form a transparent glass-like layer on the substrate, which decreases the surface energy greatly, so that marine organisms cannot stick to the surface. It also makes stains and residues easier to remove from the surface. Both a ship’s hull and a fuselage could benefit from such property.
For the last fifty years, Tributyltin, TBT, has been considered as the best anti-fouling paint in underwater conditions. With the help of scientists’ monitoring and researching efforts, we now learned that the highly toxic TBT severely contaminates the global marine biology. It has now been banned for use at Rotterdam convention of the International Maritime Organization in 2008.