Inorganic Zinc Coatings

A reputable performer in the protective coatings industry, inorganic zinc coating is created with metallic zinc dust and a high-performance binder (typically silicate). Inorganic zinc coatings supply advanced corrosion protection for steel and other surfaces, along with superior resistance to aggressive weathering. Performance is heightened when a topcoat is applied over the zinc coating. 

Common uses for inorganic zinc coatings include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridges
  • Oil refinery equipment & platforms
  • Pipework
  • Structural steel
  • Tanks & vessels

Benefits of Inorganic Zinc Coatings

When painted or sprayed onto to a clean, prepared surface, inorganic zinc coatings are mechanically exceptional and able to resist scuffing, scratching, and impact. Additional advantages of inorganic zinc primers and paints include:

  • Heat resistance to temperatures up to 800°F.
  • Saltwater resistance. While not all zinc coatings can be used for subsea applications, certain formulations of inorganic zinc-rich coatings withstand corrosive saltwater environments.
  • Solvent resistance that is ideal for use in chemical plants and oil refineries.
  • Durability as a primer or a topcoat.
  • Compatibility with other coatings like silicones, acrylics, and epoxies.
  • Galvanic action. While zinc is under attack from the elements, the underlying steel is protected.

Houston Inorganic Zinc Coating Experts

Specializing in high-performance coatings for refineries, offshore installations, chemical plants, subsea applications, and more, G&C Coatings customizes steel topcoat selection to meet your unique coating needs. Our company provides client-focused service with guaranteed satisfaction, and our knowledgeable team works to maximize the value and longevity of your investment. To learn more about the advantages of inorganic zinc coatings, or to request an estimate for your project, dial 832-376-2401 or connect with us online today.

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