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Anti-Algae Coating

If you have issues with algae build up, whether by the sea or within inland lakes and ponds, Blocksil has a coating solution. Algae can be unicellular or multicellular.

Most are aquatic and autotrophic and lack many of the distinct cell and tissue types found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine algae are called seaweeds.

The coating solution may prevent algae growth in the first place or it may be designed to kill the algae. The coating choice is between nano coatings and Silicone hybrids.

Blocksil has over the last few years been working for Balfour Beatty on the Blackpool seafront, coating large parts of it in an anti-algae coating. The £27.1 million Anchorsholme scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool was officially opened in late 2017. The Blackpool Council scheme was funded by the Environment Agency through government grant aid and delivered by Balfour Beatty.

A kilometre of concrete sea wall has been replaced by Balfour Beatty to maintain access to the beach, and a new promenade attracts residents and visitors with views over the Irish Sea. The new defences will help protect Blackpool’s tourism and recreational income for the next 100 years, in addition to safeguarding Blackpool’s iconic seafront tramway, vital infrastructure and a major pumping station.

Blocksil’s role was to supply and apply our specialist anti-algae coating. This transparent coating is expected to last for many years based on much earlier work carried out at Blackpool. The coating can be applied by spray, brush or roller, thus making application extremely versatile.

If you’d like to know more about Anti-Algae, please get in touch! We’d love to hear from you.

The left side of the stairway was uncoated, with the right side and steps coated in Blocksil anti-algae coating.

Blocksil Limited
Cathedral House
5 Beacon Street
Lichfield WS13 7AA
T: +44(0)1543 887 840
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