3 October, 2017, ATHENS – A festive ceremony was held to mark entrance of NanoPhos Marine into the Green Award certification scheme. NanoPhos Marine, a company using nanotechnology to boost efficiency of ocean going vessels, became a Green Award incentive provider.
The formal ceremony took place on September 29th, 2017, in Athens (Greece). Cpt. Dimitrios Mattheou, Chairman of the Green Award Foundation addressed NanoPhos by saying: “New technologies are an integral part of the nowadays shipping. In general they make a very positive contribution to both safety and efficiency. Nanotechnology helps solving macro-issues and Nanophos is an expert when it comes to coating issues. Nanophos Marine develops and produces materials that help solving common problems at a qualitatively higher level. We are delighted to see such a company joining the Green Award scheme.”
Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis, Founder and CEO of NanoPhos – NanoPhos Marine accepted the Green Award plaque and commented: “It is a great honor to join the Green Award Foundation, as acknowledgement for our company’s constant effort to promote through its products new, efficient, environmental-friendly and cost-effective solutions in the marine field. We have come so far through the shipping world’s recognition and support, and we will keep “tuning” the nanoworld to serve the macroworld with pioneering ideas and products.
On the photo from left to right: Mr Shinohara, Certification Manager (Green Award Foundation); Mr G Mitropoulos, Technical Director (NanoPhos Marine); Mr J Fransen, Executive Director (Green Award Foundation); Dr I Arabatzis, CEO (NanoPhos/ NanoPhos Marine); Capt D Mattheou, Chairman (Green Award Foundation); Ms C Arabatzi, Marine Division Director (NanoPhos Marine); Ms E Karadimitriou, Chairman of Board NanoPhos; Mr D Skordas, R&D Director (NanoPhos/ NanoPhos Marine)
NanoPhos Marine SA invents clever materials that solve every day problems. The company has developed multiple nanotechnology driven formulations to add functionality and boost energy efficiency of ocean going vessels. NanoPhos Marine product line approaches in a holistic way the needs for smart, durable and efficient coatings in the sea environment. The decision to join Green Award has come naturally.
Green Award has been certifying ships and ship managers that are superior to required values of the industry regulations for more than 20 years. Green Award certificate is a quality mark indicating excellent management, great environmental performance and high safety standards of a certificate holder.
NanoPhos Marine committed itself to promoting values of sustainability and safety and will reward Green Award certified ships with an 8% discount on all its products and an additional 10% discount on selected products.
Both parties believe that this new partnership will be beneficial for the further improvement of safety and greening of the shipping.
About NanoPhos / NanoPhos Marine
NanoPhos was founded in 2005 with a vision to transfer innovation from the laboratory to everyday life, utilizing the power of nanotechnology. By harnessing nanotechnology, Nanophos seeks to create a more comfortable, safe and trouble-free living environment. The products of NanoPhos constitute result of study by Greek researchers, they are 100% produced in Greece and exported to more than 25 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and America.
In 2008 NanoPhos was distinguished by Bill Gates for innovation and received the first prize of Innovation and Sustainability in the 100% Detail International Tradeshow in London. By taking advantage of the nanoparticles benefits for the end user, NanoPhos provides solutions for common problems such as moisture, mould and thermal insulation. It also provides high quality, reliable and environmentally friendly chemical products for water repelling, thermal, cleaning and for protecting surfaces such as tiles, walls, metals, cement to add functionality and boost energy efficiency in buildings and construction projects. The products are patented, awarded, high-quality and high-technology craft materials, which are certified by International Classes.
In 2014 NanoPhos decided to transfer all its experience and success from the construction market to marine coatings. Nanophos Marine is established to bring innovative solution to Maritime industry. By taking advantage of unique properties of nanotechnology invents clever materials to solve common needs such as fouling growth, sea water corrosion, incident heat radiation and accumulation of salt deposits. Antifouling coatings with no metal oxide biocides, thermal insulating paints and self-cleaning protection are only some of the product enhancements nanotechnology can offer. Nanophos Marine product portfolio includes 25 products focusing on maintenance, cleaning, hull protection, antifouling and fuel saving. http://www.greenaward.org/greenaward/712-nanophos-marine—nanotechnology-for-green-award-ships-.html