merchant ship primer / ballast / epoxy / two-component
Epo-chem™ RS 500P Chemco International



  • Market:

    for merchant ships

  • Formulated for:


  • Composition:

    epoxy, two-component

  • Other properties:



Primary Features:

Solvent-free (odourless), wet & rust tolerant primer or primer-finish epoxy system
Tested and Certified by NSF for fresh drinking water applications. Epo-chem™ RA 500 or RA 500M is used as the topcoat
Flexibility on the surface preparation standards or method, i.e. the most convenient method depending on availability or cost, e.g. grit blast, wet blast, HP water jetting (500-800 bars), UHP or mechanical (St 2 - St 3)
Can be applied directly on top of shop primers
Apply in any environmental condition, no humidity restrictions - can be applied on sweating and soaking wet substrates
Extensively used for internal tank linings, ballast tanks or confined spaces
No overcoating limitations
No requirements for dehumidification, ventilation or heating (substantial cost savings)
Reduced H&S and Fire Precaution
Long-term corrosion protection (new MIO-Zinc technology)
Excellent adhesion to rusty or poorly prepared and wet surfaces (>1200psi)
One coat (without the topcoat) protects the substrate in excess of 10 years (independent test certificates available)
Zero VOC, no fire hazard or odour
Can be applied as a single high-build coat (up to 250 microns per coat)
Can be utilised for outside contracts in inclement weather condition reducing downtime
Very good workability and easy to apply by brush, roller or spray
Ideal as a repair system on existing coatings as it is compatible with almost all protective coatings, including coal-tar epoxies

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