MRO Magazine

Axalta Launches Two New Ganicin Zinc-Rich Primers for General Industrial Markets

August 5, 2015
By Business Wire News


To help provide maximum corrosion protection for steel surfaces in harsh industrial environments, Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, introduces two new Ganicin organic zinc-rich primers: Ganicin 2.8 MC-Umoisture-cured zinc-rich polyurethane primer and Ganicin 2.8 ZR-E zinc-rich epoxy primer.

Ganicin 2.8 MC-U is formulated with Axalta’s polyurethane technology to deliver outstanding corrosion resistance for steel surfaces, especially when used with Axalta’s Corlar® or Imron® polyurethane primers. This 2.8 lbs/gallon volatile organic compounds (VOC) primer is intended for use on carbon steel substrates.

Developed with Axalta’s epoxy amine technology, Ganicin2.8 ZR-E is a 2.8 lbs/gallon VOC zinc-rich organic epoxy primer. It is formulated to be a high performance primer with excellent adhesion and outstanding solvent and chemical resistance.

Ganicin coatings are Axalta’s newest industrial primer product line that includes zinc-rich polyurethane, epoxy and moisture-cured primers which conform to SSPC-20 Class 1 definitions for zinc-rich products containing 85% zinc in the dry film. They are formulated to be highly corrosion-resistant.

The Ganicin brand of products was introduced earlier this year with a zinc-rich polyurethane, Ganicin ZR-U. “Axalta is expanding our industrial product line to better serve market segments that require very high levels of corrosion and chemical resistance such as industrial maintenance, chemical plants, refineries and waste treatment facilities,” said Michael Cash, President of Axalta’s Industrial Coatings business. “The addition of these latest Ganicin products demonstrates Axalta’s commitment to deliver a comprehensive coating system that includes zinc, epoxy, and polyurethane products that will help protect and extend the life of equipment in harsh corrosive environments.”

For more information about Ganicin, please visit

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 145 years of experience in the coatings industry, the over 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in more than 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Axalta Coating Systems
Janine Little, +1 610-358-4951