Fact #1: Zinc reduction. Okay, this is the big one, the one fact you don’t want to skim over. If you are buying G90 and switch to G30 with InterCoat® ChemGuard, you will save money, it’s that simple. And… if you are a heavy zinc buyer, (let’s say G160 or even G265), the differential is simply breathtaking. Regardless of the zinc weight being used, when combined with this compound, you obtain dramatically better, longer corrosion protection than the zinc you are replacing–at a much lower cost than zinc. Less zinc to reach the waterways, fewer coating weights to inventory and maintain (G30 can replace up to G235), and much less impact on your business from the fluctuation in zinc price. You can calculate your specific savings with our help; email us.
Fact #2: No passivation/better formability. If you’ve ever put something over galvanized product that created additional issues, you’ve likely asked yourself, “why bother?” But InterCoat® ChemGuard actually makes the material easier to work with–without additional chemtreat or oil. A low coefficient of friction and being bonded at the molecular level means that it does not come off like a barrier coating, and has greater formability than galvanized steel alone. Better die life, weldable, paintable with fewer processing steps to remove things you didn’t want in the first place. Less processing, means more dollars. Pure heaven to work with.
Fact #3: Hybrid primer/paint system. Coming soon, a new way to cover galvanized steel without traditional pretreatments or the need for expensive primers. We are partnering with an established manufacturer of coatings to market in conjunction with our InterCoat® ChemGuard (which remember, goes over lightweight zinc) and their proprietary paint. This system is more cost effective and offers superior corrosion protection, while replacing a whole range of less effective and more costly products. Look for news on this site and on the ChemCoaters website.
Fact #4: Antimicrobial InterCoat® ChemGuard. Our patented formula comes in many variations and varieties, one of which is that it can economically be formulated to be antimicrobial. ChemGuard AM protects your steel from odor causing and staining microbes, such as mold and bacteria, while still maintaining the same extensive corrosion protection as all out InterCoat® ChemGuard products. ChemGuard AM was developed over a 2 year period with results tested and verified from numerous testing labs, including the University of Arizona.
InterCoat® ChemGuard is an astonishing technological breakthrough, with innovative applications and a dramatic improvement over current galvanized product. That is why we think of it as a revolution.