New Nautical Coatings, Inc.
We develope and manufactures unique products to provide professional applicators and end-users with the highest quality, specialty paint and coating solutions for protecting and enhancing specific surfaces. Established in 1978, New Nautical Coatings is family owned and operated with a commitment to excellence in everything we do. Our progressive chemistry and manufacturing processes ensure every coating we produce surpasses market expectations while our customer-driven focus provides clients with the ultimate in customer satisfaction. The New Nautical Coatings, Inc. business campus is an 8-acre facility that houses our corporate office, laboratory, production facility and training center in Clearwater, Florida. Our extensive sales and technical support staff is strategically located across the US. New Nautical Coatings products are available internationally with products currently sold on every continent through a network of brand-specific distributors, dealers and private labels.
Beginning in the year 2000, and still ongoing, a development program entitled “Research and Development to Commercialize an Innovative Line of Environmentally Preferable Paints and Coatings for the Marine and Aquaculture Industry” was funded by Flexdel Corp. and a TTCP grant from the State of New Jersey – Commission on Science and Technology, under Granter #02-2042-010-04.
The Purpose of this program was to further reduce and ultimately eliminate all copper from marine antifouling products and to develop and commercialize effective substitutes for TBTO – containing antifouling paints.
The result of this work is a new generation of Flexdel’s Aquagard products, some of which may have been registered as anti-foulants with the U.S. EPA (These products are now clearly marked as an Enviro-Friendly Product), as well as silicone release type products for the replacement of traditional paints containing TBTO. Flexdel’s environmentally friendly products contribute to keeping the air and water clean, especially in the sensitive areas of marinas and estuaries. In particular, these Aquagard products are EPA registered.
Flexdel introduced the Aquagard product line with rave reviews and high ratings (powerboat Reports, 2003). These products are presently being successfully used and sold commercially. The product works and is EPA registered.
Flexdel’s Aquagard products are considered “Environmentally Preferable” because they release low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and heavy metals compared to other competing products.