Kiel University at the Hannover Messe 2019

Biocorrosion-resistant coating as an environmentally-friendly alternative to anti-fouling paints for ships and maritime applications

The exhibits will be displayed at the CAU booth C07 in hall 2 for the whole fair week. On wednesday, April 25, Dr. Martina Baum will present her research on biofouling at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm at the CAU booth.


At the Kiel University trade show booth, we will provide information about the progress made and different approaches taken in our research, in the field of environmentally-friendly antifouling coatings for the maritime sector and beyond. Polymer composites with different wetting properties will be available to see and handle, which have a wide range of potential applications - from marine paints, easy-to-clean surfaces in the medical field, to coatings in industrial food processing.

Biofouling-AnstrichBarnacles and muscles stuck to the ship’s hull can be brushed off easily from the new coating. The paintwork is not damaged. 
Credit: Dr Martina Baum