Forty years of shop primer development and experience.
Shop primers may be described as a quick drying material applied as a thin film to a metal surface after blastcleaning to provide protection in the period before and after fabrication. They contribute towards increased efficiency, productivity and profitability for the customer.
For almost 50 years the steel industry has supplied blastcleaned steel with the benefit of the improved corrosion protection of shopprimers. For more than four decades Jotun shopprimers have been successfully used for the temporary protection of steel. Zinc silicates were the first shopprimers to offer enormous savings through fewer refusals, fewer repairs and reduced damage resulting from fairing and mechanical handling.
The challenges of shopprimer development
- Factors which have challenged the coating industry in providing its customers with tailor-made options include:
- Varying climates and building speed
- Demands for increased productivity
- The adoption of automatic and semi-automatic high-speed welding and cutting techniques
- Concern for the environment
A zinc shopprimer range designed to meet every need
Depending upon the customer’s priorities the Jotun zinc shopprimer range can ensure improved productivity through higher welding and cutting speeds and long-lasting corrosion protection whilst meeting the increased demands for improved health and safety.
Muki EPS is a two component epoxy coating. It is a shop primer designed for good welding and cutting speed, giving reduced weld porosity and back burning. Characterised by its versatility, Muki EPS is a multi-functional and quick drying expoy product that can be used either as a shop primer, holding primer or as a primer for corrosion classes C2 to C4.