A major problem for boat owners is that on the hull of the ship, mussels, algae, and barnacles start to grow. These creatures can damage the paint, slow down the boat, and can cause the boat to become off balance, so unless you like to keelhaul people, it’s best to prevent this kind of growth. This is possible by using various products, which are often toxic. Now, researchers at Ghent University (BE) have developed a new, sustainable coating, made from recycled crustacean waste.


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