The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and sustaining member, renowned Dutch yacht paint consultancy CCS Yacht Coating Services, are to collaborate to inform and advise shipyards, superyacht paint contractors and other organisations in the superyacht and recreational marine industry on imminent new EU environmental legislation relating to coatings, air and water.
ICOMIA will provide CCS specialist advice in relation to the European Economic Community and other international bodies, such as ISO and IMO, and through its services and innovative solutions for coating quality control, inspections, assessments and application procedures CCS will ensure industry players of all sizes practically benefit from knowledge of the most up-to-date legislation, regulations and standards.
ICOMIA and CCS will advise superyacht companies on how to deal with this new legislation – ICOMIA being acutely aware of the changes coming into effect and CCS advising on practical measures. Increasingly, the industry has been demanding better quality control and assessment of yacht coatings as well as sustainable coating practices.
“Environmental sustainability and quality control is quickly becoming mission critical; superyacht organisations across the world are recognising the very real impact that regulatory changes can have on their business and their product,” says Albert Willemsen, ICOMIA Environment Consultant. “ICOMIA’s knowledge and global footprint coupled with CCS coating expertise means superyacht organisations will have access the most-up-to date information and a means to apply this knowledge for the first time.”
“As the formulation of a paint changes, it can mean that a perfect finish can no longer be achieved. Therefore if the EU imposes a ban on certain raw materials and paint application methods, this can pose a threat to shipyards, yacht paint production companies and paint application companies,” adds CCS’s Managing Director, Joop Ellenbroek.
In addition, ICOMIA will also introduce its members and companies in the international recreational marine industry, international superyacht and yacht paint industry to CCS and its solutions.