New Primer Made for Carbon Steel

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA--Axalta Coating Systems LLC has introduced a zinc-rich primer designed to deliver high levels of corrosion resistance to carbon steel substrates.

The latest addition to Axalta's general industrial line, Ganicin 2.8 ZR-U is designed for use in new construction; shipping containers; fabrication; the amusement industry; and highly corrosive environments such as Gulf Coast exposures and certain offshore settings.

The polyurethane primer is designed to provide maximum corrosion protection to steel when used with other Axalta general inudstrial products. Spray application is recommended, although brush application may be used for small touch-up areas.

The three-package, VOC-conforming (2.8lbs/gal), low-HAPS primer conforms to SSPC-20 Class I definitions for zinc-rich products containing 85 percent zinc in the dry film, the manufacturer says.

The primer is not recommended for immersion service or for marginally prepared surfaces.

According to Axalta, the gray-green primer provides excellent adhesion, solvent and chemical resistance, and color and gloss retention.

Axalta plans to introduce several other Ganicin products into the industrial market throughout 2015, including a moisture-cured primer and a zinc-rich epoxy primer.

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Tagged categories: Axalta; Carbon Steel; Coating Materials; Corrosion protection; North America; Primers; Zinc

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