Marine Shield is a unique product specifically developed for the harsh New Zealand marine environment. It delivers ultimate ultraviolet and extreme weather protection to yacht sails, inflatable RIBs and just about any other flexible material.
Since its development, Marine Shield has been proven effective on a range of materials. It offers the highest UV protection of any product in the world, with exceptional flexibility, durability and colour fastness.
Available in clear coat or any colour of your choice, Marine Shield can be specified in either matt or gloss finishes for the ultimate effect. It has excellent adhesion capabilities and is also highly resistant to petrochemicals including petrol, diesel, grease and thinners.
Marine Shield was developed by Andrew Parkinson, using his 28 years of experience in specialized coating systems.
Parkinson says he saw a need to provide a flexible, hard-wearing UV coating system to withstand New Zealand’s extremely high UV conditions.
“After seven years research and development and two years field testing, we’re confident that there is no other product in the world that can match Marine Shield for its UV qualities, durability and flexibility.”
The product will be manufactured by Resene New Zealand and distributed solely by Marine Shield Limited. The product is manufactured under license by Resene to maintain the highest standard and integrity and is fully backed by five-year product warranty.
Sailors will find Marine Shield an extremely effective way of protecting upholstery, inflatable pontoons and sails. At just 25 grams per square meter, weight increase on racing sails is negligible.
The product has total capsulation and sealing capabilities, with a 27 percent stretch capacity.
Uses for Marine Shield include yacht sails, inflatable boats, boat seats and covers, spa and swimming pool covers, house shades and sail covers and PVC spouting – with an option to recreate an authentic copper look.
Marine Shield will demonstrate at the upcoming Auckland on the water Boat Show. It will display a Naiad RIB coated to create a chrome illusion effect, along with a treated Doyle sail.
Trade a Boat – August 2012