The effect of pigment filler and extender on the antifouling efficiency of six compositions containing organotin polymer is studied. The binder mixture is a blend containing a copolymer of tri‐n‐butyltin methacrylate and methylmeth acrylate (OTP) with 22% tin content, a vinyl copolymer with its external plasticizer and little amount of rosin. Cuprous oxide was added as a supplementary toxin with the OTP. Leaching rates of microamounts of copper and tin were determined for a period of nearly one year applying standard techniques. Painted plates were immersed in Suez Canal waters at Port‐Said for more than 36 months. Comparison between different fillers and extenders on the antifouling behaviour of painted surfaces is shown. Compositions containing cellite and china clay exhibited the maximum antifouling performance.
Mounir, , El‐Malek, M.A., Nagi, , Messiha, N., Magdy, and Ayoub, M.H. (1990), "Modern antifouling compositions Part III. The effect of filler and extender pigments on the efficiency of organotin polymers, copper antifouling paints", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 19 No. 8, pp. 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb042754
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