The International Council of Marine Industry Associations – ICOMIA – is delighted to welcome Arxada as s Sustaining Member. Arxada will be joining the ICOMIA Biofouling Management Group.Arxada is a global chemicals business with a world-class offering in microbial control solutions. The company provides a broad portfolio of advanced products targeted at the marine antifouling market, supported by leading regulatory capabilities, IP expertise, and an established track record in R&D. It delivers unique, innovative solutions protecting vessels, boats and marine structures against harmful fouling and growth.Through its legacy companies, Arxada has a long history of powering marine antifouling paints with innovative and sustainable solutions for effective coatings that help make ocean transportation more fuel efficient and safer whilst reducing the potential for translocation of invasive species.Peter Van Aken, Global Business Director for Marine Antifouling, Arxada, said:“Our dedication to the marine antifouling market is the driver for us joining ICOMIA. Further, our commitment to marine coatings customers is paramount, so through organizations like ICOMIA, we work to ensure that the best-performing products are available for effective biofouling management.”Arxada additionally is committed to innovation, not only to enhance antifouling performance but also to reduce the impact on the environment. “Increased regulatory pressures are driving transitions to new chemistries to improve efficacy and better protect human health and the environment. We’re helping to drive the industry’s transition to more sustainable and cleaner solutions while supporting customers to better address their most difficult biofouling management challenges in a more sustainable manner,” continued Van Aken.
Arxada joins ICOMIA