Antifouling paints

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Definition of antifouling paints:
A marine paint composition containing poisonous ingredients which prevent or retard fouling or marine underwater growth on ships' bottoms etc. Mercuric oxides are the chemicals generally blended to act as repellents to the undesirable growth. Paint manufacturers are continuously studying the possibility of introducing improved and sophisticated antifouling material and the formulas used are mostly kept secret by the blenders or manufacturers. [1]
This is the common definition for antifouling paints, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Notes

The most notorious one is TBT. Today antifouling paints based on copper are frequently used.


References

  1. Sullivan P (ed.), 1999. Eric Sullivan's encyclopaedic dictionary. 6th edition. LPP Reference Publishing.