Antifoul paint receives approval from California EPA

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- SeaLife Corp., an environmental biotech company, has been granted approval from the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SeaLife 1000 Antifoul Marine Paint, the firm reported yesterday.

The state agency’s approval for the environmentally safe, anti-corrosive marine coating, is in addition to the company's current Federal U.S. EPA approval, the company stated.

The company is looking to capture a substantial share of global anti-foul coating market with its proprietary technology, the result of 12 years of research conducted by laboratories in the United States and Europe, according to SeaLife.

The tested and approved product has made it possible to effectively replace the commonly used anti-fouling agent Tributyltin (TBT), a toxic compound banned globally as of January 1, the company reported.

SeaLife Corp.’s 2003-compliant anti-foul coatings meet the requirements of The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and now the California EPA.

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