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2018 Additional sponsors & exhibitors
I-Tech’s mission is to bring new dimensions to the global antifouling industry by taking a bio-technology approach to biofouling control. Based in Gothenburg, I-Tech supplies its unique barnacle-repellent ingredient Selektope® to coatings manufacturers for inclusion in marine antifouling products. When present in a marine coating, Selektope® stimulates the barnacle larvae’s octopamine receptor, keeping the larvae in swimming mode rendering them unable to attach to hard surfaces. The effects of this neurological scrambling are temporary, with the larvae returning to normal functional capacity shortly after encountering Selektope®.