This paper presents a summary of the state-of-the-art with respect to the use of inorganic zinc coatings for ocean underwater use. It is presented from the viewpoint of a commercial supplier of this class of protective coating to the marine industry (and related industrial activities) on a world-wide basis over the past twenty years. The review is done under the following headings--composition and function; self-curing inorganic zinc coatings; performance in immersion; immersion of crude oil tankers; ballast-tank service; composite systems; inorganic zincs on shipbottoms; and service on stationary structures. It is concluded that inorganic and zinc silicate coatings can contribute importantly to corrosion mitigation of steel surfaces immersed in seawater. Their chief function is and will be as primers in composite systems, where, in combination with seawater resistant topcoats, advantage can be taken of their adhesion, physical properties and corrosion protection properties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the American Chemical Society Meeting, Los Angeles, California, April 1-5, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Chemical Society

    Division of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Gelfer, D H
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00057613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM