I-Tech AB


I-Tech AB are the inventors of Selektope® , an organic, non-metal compound that works to prevent barnacle fouling by temporarily activating the swimming behavior of barnacle cyprid larvae, making it impossible for them to settle on a ship's hull. The effects of this neurological scrambling are temporary, with the larvae returning to normal functional capacity shortly after encountering Selektope. Selektope is characterized by high efficacy at extremely low concentrations (0.1% w/w), is ultra-low leaching and offers paint manufacturers the flexibility to boost copper-based paint formulations or replace copper completely. This technology offers a new approach to fouling prevention that deliver state-of-the-art anti-barnacle performance while leaving room for marine coatings manufacturer innovation for existing and future industry demands.

An introduction to Selektope


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