A new nonskid deck coating developed at NRL, and now undergoing final development and ship testing, promises to be more durable, hold its color longer, and be more resistant to spilled chemicals. Because the new material, called siloxane, will last longer compared with traditional nonskid deck coating, it will also be cheaper in the long run.

NRL is developing the siloxane nonskid under a nonexclusive license with NCP Coatings, Inc. of Niles, Michigan.