A new inorganic zinc primer has been developed which is safe, non-toxic, non-flammable, quick drying, tough and serviceable. Made with American Smelting and Refining Company's #50 grade zinc dust, it follows the concept of earlier zinc-rich paints, developing a 90-92 percent zinc film designed to act as the sacrificial anode in the galvanic cell that exists in the process of corrosion. Zinc protects by sacrificing itself; water miscibility functions as the vehicle to facilitate application. A combination primer-finish coat is described which is a single-coat protective system that has a proven 16-18 year history of stopping corrosion. The zinc dust, linseed oil/alkyd formulation is non-toxic and contains so little volatile solvent that it meets the most stringent emission regulations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Society of Engineers

    176 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00129028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM