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Zinc Primer Made for Corrosion Protection

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Hempadur Avantguard 860, an activated zinc primer that the company says protects against corrosion at the level of an inorganic zinc silicate, with the application benefits of an epoxy.

Avantguard 860 is specifically formulated for the protection of steel structures in highly corrosive environments, notes Hempel. The coating has a recoat interval time of one hour, and can be applied in temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit with no restrictions in regard to relative humidity.


Hempel's new Hempadur Avantguard 860 is an activated zinc primer that the company says protects from corrosion like an inorganic zinc silicate, but comes with the application benefits of an epoxy.

"This new product further redefines anti-corrosion coatings to deliver best in class protection at a level the market expects from an inorganic zinc silicate but with the added application benefits of an epoxy. Avantguard 860 is the true challenger to inorganic zinc silicates,” Oriol Osso, Group Product Manager, Energy, Hempel A/S added.

Avantguard 860 is a SSPC Level 1 compliant two-component activated zinc rich primer, and also meets the corrosive test requirements of the NORSOK M-501 Ed.6 System 1, ISO 12944-6 Part 5, and Level 1 type II in SSPC Paint 20 2002 standards.

Hempel says a three-coat system using the new primer can be applied in a single shift, with no need for a mist coat as is needed with inogranic zinc silicates.

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Tagged categories: AF; AS; Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; Corrosion protection; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Hempel; Latin America; NA; New Product Spotlight; North America; OC; Primers; SA; Zinc

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