Ceramic coatings, or to give them their full and correct technical name, Polysilazanes, were introduced into the superyacht sector in the early years of the 21st century, as a transparent, durable protective coating. Many industrial coating applications of Polysilazanes in their various formulations are well documented and researched. In the plastics and composites industry they were developed and utilised as a release agent for moulds. Most homes are familiar with them as a nonstick coating for pans and knives. In the superyacht industry they were introduced as a surface paint protection, after being used as an anti-graffiti paint for trains in Northern Europe. They are renowned for their high adhesion to most substrates, and their excellent anti-adherent properties. They are also extremely hard, cure well at low temperatures, and have excellent chemical crosslinking that ensures high chemical and thermal stability.

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