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    ZRC® Low VOC Cold Galvanizing Compound

    The newest innovation in zinc-rich technology, ZRC® Low VOC Cold Galvanizing Compound offers the same superior performance with 40% lower levels of volatile organic compounds — a more environmentally friendly protection option.

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    At-A-Glance: ZRC 221 Cold Galvanizing Compound

    As the lowest VOC zinc-rich compound available, ZRC Low VOC Cold Galvanizing Compound offers the same protection as the original ZRC® Cold Galvanizing Compound with 40% fewer volatile organic compounds.

    Recommended Uses
    With it’s unique formulation, ​​ZRC Low VOC Cold Galvanizing Compound is excellent for use in VOC-restricted areas. ZRC- Low VOC may be used without topcoat in place of hot-dip galvanizing. Also used as a high-performance base coat with a variety of topcoats. It’s specially formulated for:
    Galvalume® and Zinc Metallizing ZRC 221 can be used for Galvalume® and zinc metalizing projects.
    Weldments Repair Our original compound can be used to repair weldments.
    Inorganic Zinc Coatings Repair ZRC is also effective for inorganic zinc coatings repair.
    Long-Term Protection It’s proven to be effective long-term protection for: structural steel, water and waste facilities, power plants, transmission towers and antennae, steel decking and bridges, and numerous OEM uses.
    Hot-Dip Galvanizing Repair & Regalvanizing It’s a flexible option for repair of worn hot-dip galvanized materials.

    Flexible Application Formats

    Unlike hot-dip galvanizing, ZRC Low VOC is portable, flexible protection that can be applied in a variety of formats.

    Specifications: ZRC 221 Cold Galvanizing Compound

    Here are our product details:

    SSPC Paint Specification 20 – Zinc-Rich Coating: Type II – Organic; Level 1 – equal to or greater than 92% zinc dust by weight present in the dried film

    Zinc Dust Content
    Zinc Dust Content - ASTM D 520 Type III Zinc Dust — .002% maximum lead by weight

    Weight and VOC Notes

    Weight per gallon — not less than 26 lbs.

    VOC Content — ASTM D 3960, 221 g/l (1.8 lbs per gallon) maximum

    Color and Gloss
    Color and Gloss – Matte finish, “battleship grey”


    Manufacturers: Subject to compliance with requirements, provide 

    galvanizing compound by one of the following: 

    1. ZRC 221 Galvanizing Compound, ZRC Worldwide 

    (, (800 831-3275 )) 

    1. No known equal.


    Follow manufacturer’s application instructions

    Manufacturer to provide Certificate of Conformance to above criteria

    Part Numbers

    50003 - ZRC 221 Low VOC Cold Galvanizing Compound Gallon

    Quotes from Our Customers

    It’s no secret we’re the industry-leading solution that lasts. Here’s what our
    customers have to say.

    Because of my experience in the field with this product, I always recommend ZRC in corrosive applications. I've used ZRC to regalvanize radar towers and catwalk gratings for the Navy at the base in Winter Harbor, Maine. I also used it on metal roofs and on saltwater cookers at a canning company. In all cases, it has provided five years or more of rust-free protection.

    Roy Love | President, Loves Painting

    We were amazed to find the structure in essentially the same condition as the day the building was dedicated" (26 years old). The ZRC had certainly done more than anyone expected in preserving and protecting the steel and welds.

    Steve Anderson | Property Manager, Starr Realty, Inc

    "I tried several inexpensive galvanizing topcoats, But that proved to be totally inadequate. In fact, they caused more problems beneath the surface of the coating. ZRC was an amazing transformation. My maintenance costs went way down. ZRC indefinitely extended the life cycle of the floats.

    Phil Donahue | Waveland Marina, Hull MA

    Go With The Experts

    Imitation is flattering, but the proof is in the paint. ZRC Worldwide created zinc coating technology to combat corrosion and has been a worldwide leader in the space for 70 years.

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