Cooperation agreement signed on yacht flooring-drainage interface concept

Wastewater management specialist ACO Marine has entered into a cooperation agreement with Switzerland´s Sika Group to optimise the interface connections between onboard drainage scuppers and channels, and a yacht’s deck coverings.

The development extends the cooperation agreement Sika Group signed with ACO Marine’s parent company, ACO Group, more than three years ago.

Sika, a market-leading resin flooring company, and ACO, a leader in the development and manufacture of hygienic drainage systems, initially joined forces to develop evidence-based guidance on flooring-drainage connections for factory and processing facility operators.

The research proved invaluable in establishing a new way to design floor-drainage connections for land-based applications and this is now extended to develop the same for application in the yacht market.

Lukas Kaisler, Group Management, ACO Marine, said: “Choosing the right type of flooring and drainage systems with respect to operating conditions and site traffic has always been a challenge for operators of luxury yachts. We can now take the findings from the initial research forward to develop new interface solutions for onboard use.”