Advantages of Zinga
Once thoroughly mixed, ZINGA can be applied by using a normal paintbrush, a short-fibre roller (not for the first coat) or a conventional or airless spray-gun.
ZINGA can be applied in a wide variety of weather conditions. The application surface temperature range is from -15°C to +40°C where conditions allow with a maximum humidity of 95% so long as the dew point is 3°C minimum above the steel temperature. Like all coatings the substrate surface should be free from all types of contamination.
Working under ambient temperatures, ensures no deformation of the steel structure (which can happen in the hot dip galvanization process) or energy loss.
Unique characteristics & advantages of Zinga
Guaranteed 96% Zinc in Dry Film Thickness
ZINGA has a zinc content of 96 % in the dry layer. The zinc is pure to 99.995 %. In order to obtain a real cathodic protection you need at least 92 % of zinc in the dry layer. That is scientifically proven. The so-called zinc-rich paints do not meet this condition.
Ease of application
Apply using a brush, roller or painting gloves.Can also be sprayed with a pistol, and it can be applied in a bath. Can be applied on site by non-professionals
Application possible over a wide range of weather conditions.
Can be applied over a damp surface (but not on drops of water). Humidity can even intensify the cathodic action and accelerate the formation of the zinc salts on the surfaces that offer the barrier protection. ZINGA can be applied at very high or low temperatures (up to 45°C or 113°F and down to -15°C or 5°F).
Quick drying time
A new layer of ZINGA can be applied after 1 hour. Topcoats can be applied after 4 to 24 hours
No Cracking or Peeling
ZINGA does not peel off and is not brittle. In case of mechanical damage the ZINGA layer will be compressed or squashed, but it will not crack due to its flexibility.
Each new layer of ZINGA blends perfectly with the previous one. Additional layers all blend to one single, homogeneous ZINGA layer. There is no risk for accumulation of layers that are different in structure, which could cause peeling off.
Welding can be done over a layer of zinga without peeling or burning off the active cathodic layer. Zinga can be simply applied over a welded layer and same corrosion protection properties will exist
Application over Metallised or Hot Dip Galvanised structures
Structures that have been metallised or galvanised by hot-dip will begin to rust after a certain period. Such worn-out and damaged structures can also be recharged by ZINGA.
Protection of Zinc with specialized Binder
Moreover ZINGA is based on protected zinc. The zinc particles are protected by a special resin that allows the formation of the galvanic couple, but that also gives an additional protection. Therefore protection with ZINGA is a superior alternative for galvanisation by hot-dip.
Atomised Zinc is the best in the world
This atomisation process provides unique qualities and a very high zinc purity. This is also one of the reasons why ZINGA does not have one single true competitor in the world.
Compatible as the Universal Primer
ZINGA can be topcoated by a large number of compatible paints. Such duplex systems will more than double the lifetime of ZINGA. In order to reinforce the duplex qualities of the ZINGA system a topcoat can be applied. We can supply you with different compatible paints: epoxy, polyurethane, vinyl and especially developed micaceous iron oxides, the so-called M.I.O.'s. These paints can be applied directly on ZINGA. The lifetime of a duplex system, which is the combination of an active and a passive protection system, is not equal to the sum of the lifetimes of these systems, but it is more than double of this sum.
Non toxic / Potable
ZINGA is composed of non-toxic elements according to European Standards and can be used in contact with potable water (BS 6920).