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Sherwin-Williams Launches Organic Zinc-Rich Epoxy Coating For Accelerated Shop Throughput And Field Project Turnarounds
Zinc Clad® 4100 enhances project efficiencies in both the shop and the field
CLEVELAND, OHIO (October 10, 2017) – Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Zinc Clad® 4100, a new high-solids coating featuring recoat times as short as 30 minutes, which allows for accelerated shop throughput, enhanced project schedules, and fast field project turnarounds. Providing further efficiencies, the three-component, organic zinc-rich epoxy coating eliminates the need for sweat-in time. In addition, its user-friendly packaging allows applicators to mix components directly in the Part A container for faster and more accurate mixing.
Designed for use over properly prepared blasted steel, the organic zinc-rich primer delivers outstanding application properties and excellent performance in the field. For example, Zinc Clad 4100 provides cathodic protection to reduce corrosion potential in the event of the steel substrate being exposed due to coating damage. In addition, the coating exhibits self-healing properties if it becomes damaged.
“Zinc Clad 4100 answers our customers’ need for a high-solids organic zinc-rich epoxy that enables productivity improvements across an array of shop and field applications,” said Tim McDonough, Marketing Director – Products & Services, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. “The coating’s fast recoat time allows applicators to apply subsequent coats in as little as 30 minutes. In addition, with no sweat-in time required, applicators can further reduce downtime in both the shop and the field.”
Zinc Clad 4100 enables expanded application opportunities for the bridge and highway and structural steel markets due to its performance characteristics. For example, the coating meets Class B requirements for slip coefficient and creep resistance as defined by the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) for use in slip-critical bolted connections in all U.S. states. It also meets the performance requirements of NEPCOAT List B for use on highway bridge steel in the Northeast U.S.
Zinc Clad 4100 is the newest addition to the Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Global Core Product offering, a set of products available at the same quality and performance standard anywhere in the world. The zinc-rich epoxy coating can be applied over properly prepared blasted steel for a wide range of shop or field applications, including bridge and highway structures, stadiums and sports complexes, steel fabrication shops, piping, barges and ships, drilling rigs, and refineries.
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is the global leader in paints and coatings. Offering a world-class brand portfolio, premier technology and innovation platforms, and an extensive global footprint, the company’s protective and marine coatings division delivers smarter asset protection and unmatched service and specification support to its customers from over 4,100 locations worldwide. From alkyds to zincs, Sherwin-Williams offers a complete line of time-tested, high-performance coatings and systems to combat corrosion, supported by the largest group of NACE-certified coatings inspectors in the industry. With more than 150 years in business and a culture of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams today is the single source of supply for coatings solutions made to your specifications and delivered on time, every time. For more information, visit http://protective.sherwin-williams.com.
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