Protection for the hull: Fraunhofer IMWS presents Antifouling-lake on the MS-Wissenschaft

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Algae, barnacles and mussels, which attach themselves to the hull, are uninvited passengers in shipping: they increase fuel consumption and damage the material. Together with partners, a non-toxic paint has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, which prevents this biofouling effectively. The Fraunhofer IMWS presents the technology on the MS Wissenschaft (Motor Ship "Science”) from today: The floating exhibition will be visiting 35 towns and cities and offers a voyage of discovery through the world of the seas and oceans.