ISO 19030 Standardizes Eco Regs

ISO 19030 Standardizes Eco Regs

The latest ISO industry standards for “environmental” paints and coatings are now in force. ISO 19030 was developed by paint manufacturer Jotun, heading up a working group including 53 other participants.

Cutting fuel costs and emissions are now a priority for the entire industry. Jotun says that hull and propeller performance are responsible for up to 10% of worldwide fleet energy costs, a significant figure. Diverse claims for product efficiency levels made a more transparent system necessary.

Jotun says that the ISO standard includes practical methods for measuring changes in ship-specific hull and propeller performance. According to the company, this was developed to achieve a “step change” in enhancing environmental protection and vessel efficiency.

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