Sea Hawk Formulates First Totally Metal-Free Antifouling Paint in the World

Sea Hawk Paints, a division of New Nautical Coatings, Inc. of Clearwater, Florida, has just announced that Sea Hawk’s premium Smart Solution™ antifouling coating is the first totally metal free antifouling paint in the world.

Clearwater, FL, November 24, 2011 --( Smart Solution™ is recognized as the next generation in antifouling technology for the control of barnacles, algae, and other marine fouling organisms on boat hulls. Engineered to be the most effective environmentally friendly antifouling paint available, it provides equivalent performance to traditional antifoulants, but utilizes completely metal-free biocides resulting in no bioaccumulation in the environment. The coating's reaction to water creates a slick film that encapsulates the hull, providing enhanced speed and premium performance against growth.

In addition, Smart Solution was just approved for use in the State of California by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. “This is significant because the California Environmental Code is among the strictest in the nation,” stated Eric Norrie, CEO of New Nautical Coatings. “We have formulated a product that no other company in the world has, and we are very proud of this achievement,” he said.

A trendsetter of nautical bottom paints, New Nautical Coatings, Inc. was established in 1978 and is dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products and customer satisfaction to today’s mariner. The company is family owned and operated with a commitment to excellence. It offers an array of products that include antifouling systems, primers, solvents, resins, fiberglass products, tools and accessories. Now offering innovative products globally, the Sea Hawk brand has enjoyed unprecedented growth and continues to grow as its products become more in demand worldwide. For more information, contact Jason Revie at 800-528-0997 or visit


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