Environmentally Friendly Boat Bottom Coating

BaSiliCoat is an environmentally friendly antifouling surface coat for use on boats and other marine equipment. Contribute to a sustainable and non-toxic marine environment - use BaSiliCoat!

The Problem - Biofouling

  • Marine organisms grow on structures in the sea
  • The growth makes ships and boats slower
  • Aquaculture nets become closed and heavy
  • Lower oxygen in cages decreases growth of fish
  • Toxic biocides and copper are used now
  • Harmful to life and marine environment
  • Stricter regulations on use of antifouling paints containing harmful chemicals such as copper

How Does Basilicoat Work?

  • Grease + water glass (sodium silicate) mix to form miscelles with pH>8
  • Water glass plus seawater forms silica gel inside the grease
  • The oily-part turns outward and sticks to solid surface
  • Mussels try to glue their threads to hard surface
  • Slippery surface plus high pH gel inside prevents gluing
  • The mussle will try gluing but gives up and leaves