Jenolite rules the waves

Iron, steel… and the perils of salt water: it′s a combination that invites rust to do its worst. Fortunately, JENOLITE’s track record within the marine industry is second to none. From large shipyard and tanker projects, harbours and piers, through to privately owned boats, JENOLITE has been used for many decades to solve the severe rust and corrosion problems this industry faces.

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An incredible example is the use of JENOLITE in the treatment of the S.S. AGIOS GEOGIOS V, owned by George Nicolaou Ltd of London.

The ship, 504 feet in length and weighing 16,500 tons, is a type T2 tanker based in the Persian Gulf and used for trips throughout Europe and the Far East. On being dry docked for maintenance, the ship was found to have extensive scaling and advanced corrosion – so the owners treated parts of it with JENOLITE and chemical sealer. A year or so on, it was visibly evident which areas had been protected.

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Another iconic example is JENOLITE’s involvement with BRUNEL’S SS GREAT BRITAIN.

One of the world’s most famous iron steamers, it is kept “ship shape” thanks, in part, to JENOLITE rust remover and rust converter products. Iron, steel and the perils of salt water; it’s a combination that invites rust to do its worst. JENOLITE’s track record within the marine industry is impeccable.


JENOLITE rust remover was used extensively in the Scandinavian shipyards, including treatment of the first ship with upright tanks in the 1950’s.

Salt encrustation and oxidation that can develop under paint coats is a specific problem for the marine sector. It can cause the failure of the complete paint system and lead to a very expensive repair bill. It′s here that JENOLITE comes into its own by providing an insoluble, non-conductive and oxide-free surface.

Protected by JENOLITE, the surface remains strong and sound allowing the paint to adhere firmly and remain robust for longer.

Dry-dock examinations of boats and ships often highlight scaling and corrosion problems, particularly of the hull. Jenolising is a fast and effective treatment, enabling ships to be back at sea quickly and without major disruption.

The key benefit, however, is not the removal of rust but rather the prevention of further corrosion, which can damage the integrity of a vessel over time.

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Let us know how you’ve used JENOLITE to protect or restore – or better still, send us your photos or videos. We’re keen to share you experiences with other JENOLITE professionals… people like you who believe, as we do, that if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right with JENOLITE.

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