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Green Ship Technology Europe
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I-Tech is a global biotechnology company operating in the marine paint industry.

The company has developed and commercialised the product, Selektope. With Selektope,

I-Tech is uniquely the first company to ever apply principles from biotechnology research in the marine paint industry to keep ship hulls free from marine fouling.

Selektope is an organic, metal-free active agent added to marine antifouling paints to prevent barnacles from settling on coated surfaces by temporarily activating the swimming behaviour of barnacle larvae. This bio-repellent effect makes Selektope the only type of technology of its kind available to the marine paint manufacturers.