International Paint Ltd. (Felling, UK), part of AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), has announced a new range of universal primers to meet the productivity, regulatory, performance, and commercial needs of newbuilding shipyards.
New Intershield® 300HS offers 78% volume solids, lower VOC, and application direct from the can without thinning, according to the company. It is currently available in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and is expected to be available worldwide in the middle of 2010.
New Intergard® 7600 is a light-colored, pure epoxy universal primer that provides good abrasion resistance. The company says that there is no requirement for surface roughening. The primer is currently available in EMEA and ISEAC (India, South East Asia, and China).
New Intergard® 5600 and Intergard® 5620 are light-colored, epoxy universal primers that have excellent sprayability year round and long-term anticorrosive performance, the company says. They are currently available in EMEA and ISEAC.
For more information, visit www.international-marine.com/universalprimers.