Paints and varnishes are exposed to a wide variety of stresses on the high seas. You need to protect the ship’s hull from sea water, fresh water, fuel, various chemicals and UV radiation, as well as heavy waves. Constant flows towards the bow, keel and stern also have a long-term abrasive effect. The DISPERMAT® of VMA-Getzmann can be used successfully to disperse pigments for ship paints. VMA-Getzmann also offers a device specially designed for measuring tribological properties of ship paints. Thanks to this technology implemented in the DISPERMAT® RR, it is now possible to precisely measure frictional properties of ship paints in seawater. VMA-Getzmann also makes a valuable contribution to optimizing ship resistance and therefore to saving energy for increasing world’s shipping traffic.