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Avantguard® protects steel in tough industrial conditions

A globally important steel producer, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih is Ukraine‘s largest integrated steel company. When the company built a new building for pulverised coal handling at one of its blast furnaces in 2015 , it asked us to help protect the structural steelwork against corrosion.

The challenge

The coating system needs excellent anti-corrosive properties in order to protect the steel from the tough C4 corrosive conditions inside the plant. In addition, it has to deliver high mechanical strength and be easy to apply.

The solution

The building is protected by a three-coat system based on Hempadur Avantguard®  technology activates all of the zinc in the coating to increase both galvanic protection and mechanical strength. The system is finished with Hempadur Fast Dry 15560 and Hempathane Topcoat 55213 to ensure a high degree of protection and durability in the aggressive industrial atmosphere.

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