ECOSHIELD SHIP RUDDER PROTECTION is an environmentally safe coating system, which improves a ship’s performance and provides it with long-lasting protection.
ECOSHIELD is a hard STC non-toxic coating based on vinyl ester resin, reinforced with glass platelets and applied by regular airless spray equipment in two coats of 500 microns DFT each. The imbedded glass platelets make the coating impermeable for water, thus providing an excellent protection against the corrosion and pitting caused by cavitation, especially for rudders.
After more than 10 years of strenuous testing, Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, has launched the ultimate rudder protection coating, ECOSHIELD, the specifically reinforced version of the well-known ECOSPEED non-toxic underwater ship hull coating for permanent protection against cavitation damage for rudders.
Rudders can be coated with ECOSHIELD at a very low cost, especially when compared with the large drydocking costs that are clearly avoided. ECOSHIELD will give the rudder supreme protection against cavitation and corrosion damage for the rest of the vessel’s service life.
ECOSHIELD is also suitable for Bulbous Bow, Stabilizer FIns, Thruster Nozzlesand and other underwater ship gear which need special protection from corrosion.
The ECOSHIELD coating comes with a 10-year guarantee, while no repaint will be needed during all ship’s future drydocks. It keeps the ships’ rudder fully maintained and always operating at their top performance at no cost to the precious marine life.