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Interlux Micron 66
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca — November 2002
Antifouling paints are effective in preventing slime and barnacle growth on a boat's hull bottom, but many contain Tributyltin (TBT), which has been found to be harmful to other forms of marine life. To address this problem, Interlux launched Micron 66.
Micron 66 contains a self-polishing copolymer called Biolux SPC that, in combination with SPC resin, disperses the biocide equally throughout the life of the paint. The result? Even if your boat sits on the hook or at the slip for extended periods, there's a good chance her hull bottom will be as slick as the day you dropped her in the water. Interlux says that because SPC allows the paint to constantly clean itself, there is also no paint buildup from season to season.
Micron 66 is available through most marine retailers. Pricing was unavailable at presstime.
Interlux Phone: (908) 686-1300. Fax: (908) 686-8545. www.interlux.com.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.