The marine environment is highly corrosive. Many of the cargoes, both liquids and solids, are also corrosive and/or cause wear and tear in service.
Ships are substantial assets, but their value declines with age as normal wear and tear takes place. Maintenance with coatings prevents the steel from returning to its original oxidized state during the course of the vessel's service life. It slows the rate of the decline in value, and well-planned maintenance with specially designed coatings can provide a substantial increase in service life. In addition, maintenance coatings help to retain the aesthetic beauty to the ship.
Well-maintained vessels are more attractive on the charter market and also command a better price in the market for second-hand vessels. Therefore, good coating maintenance practice is actually asset value protection.
All the products in the SIGMA COATINGS® range help to increase both the lifetime of your vessel and also the productivity at the shipyard.