Hempadur Avantguard® 860

The highest protection in the most corrosive environments


Hempadur Avantguard 860 is an activated zinc-rich epoxy primer in compliance with the requirements of Level 1, type II in SSPC Paint-20, 2019 and ISO 12944 Part 5, 2018. The product is in full compliance with ASTM D520 type II and EU Directive 2004/42/EC, The Paints Directive on the limitation of volatile organic compounds: subcategory j.


Reduces the effect of corrosion and provides outstanding galvanic protection. Dries fast and has short minimum overcoating intervals. Excellent mechanical strength, also in cyclic temperatures, with improved tolerance to high film thickness through high flexibility and self-healing effect. Superior tolerance to high relative humidity during application. Cures down to -10°C [14°F].

Recommended use

Hempadur Avantguard 860 is recommended as a general purpose for long-term protection of steel exposed to high to extreme corrosive environments (ISO 12944 Part 2). Suitable for offshore environment protection. The product is a fast curing alternative to the use of zinc rich silicates in atmospheric anticorrosion protections for temperatures below 160°C [320°F].

Markets and application

Infrastructure/Civil structures
Infrastructure/Infrastructure others
Oil and Gas/Upstream offshore
Oil and Gas/Upstream onshore
Oil and Gas/Downstream
Thermal Power/Thermal power
Wind/Wind towers

Challenging the standard for corrosion protection

By combining zinc, hollow glass spheres and our proprietary activator, Triple Activation with patented Avantguard technology efficiently activates the zinc content. The result is longer-lasting steel with less maintenance and a reduced environmental impact.

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Affordable energy with a lower environmental footprint

Learn how we used Avantguard 860 to provide superior protection and best-in-class productivity for steel structures at a major new power plant in Greece.

China Sea wind farm

When a leading engineering, procurement and construction company was asked to construct two offshore wind farm substations on a very tight schedule, it needed a quick-drying high-performance coating system that could be applied in humid conditions. Our solution was Avantguard 860. 

Fuel additive production facility

At this production facility in the Middle East, a fast return to service after maintenance is essential. But the low humidity and temperatures meant that the maintenance coating – an inorganic zinc silicate – took more than a day to cure. Avantguard 860 cut curing time to less than 2 hours.

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