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Coating standards such as ISO 12944 and SSPC-Paint 20 demand that zinc-rich coatings contain at least 80% and 65% zinc dust by weight in the final dry film, respectively. Traditional zinc-rich primers need this high zinc loading to achieve galvanic protection of steel. However, new technology allows us to develop; for the first time; zinc primers with a lower weight percentage of zinc and still provide similar or better corrosion protection to the steel.
Dr. Santiago Arias obtained a degree in chemistry from the University of Barcelona in 1982 and a Ph.D. degree from the same university in 1989. Joining Hempel in 1985, he has been working in different positions in R&D and business. Now he is the Head of Corrosion Protection.
As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the protective, marine, decorative, container and yacht industries.
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