ECONEA®-based antifouling paint winner of West Marine’s “Green Product of the Year” Award
West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories in the USA, has announced that ECONEA®-based CFA Eco antifouling paint is the winner of their fourth annual Green Product of the Year Award. The announcement was made on February 14, 2013 at the Miami International Boat Show.
West Marine CFA Eco is the world’s first water-based copper-free ablative antifouling paint containing ECONEA®. Through innovative formulation technology, most of the noxious solvents found in traditional antifouling paints are replaced with water, resulting in significant benefits in terms of ease of application and cleanup, low emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and no heavy solvent smell.
West Marine CFA Eco provides multi-season protection in part due to the excellent antifouling activity of ECONEA®. As a consequence of the absence of copper, CFA Eco is compatible with all substrates including aluminium and can be made available in clean, crisp, bright colours with unsurpassed colour retention.
CFA Eco is sold under West Marine’s private label and is manufactured by Kop-Coat Marine Group from Rockaway, New Jersey, USA.
Picture above: Kop-Coat’s Mr. John Ludgate (Vice President & General Manager) and Mr. Don Zabransky (Vice President sales & marketing) with West Marine’s Green Product of the Year Award