- How Dimetcote Works and Its Various Benefits
History of Dimetcote
Dimetcote was first patented back in 1945 and approved for unique, proprietary control in 1948 by the U.S. Patent Office. The creator of the product was and is today PPG Industries. Designed to be applied either as a paint or a paste, Dimetcote was designed as a surface protectant for metallic surfaces. Further, it could be mixed with paint coloring to be applied with different aesthetic appearances as well.
Today, Dimetcote provides construction products with an inorganic zinc coating that provides some of the best corrosion resistance in the industry. There’s no question that steel, even top-grade quality metal, will corrode with time and exposure to moisture.
Given that steel is often used as a reinforcing element in construction, corrosion exposure can weaken some of the strongest building by simply destroying the steel embedded inside concrete, which is essentially porous and lets moisture penetrate. As a result, a corrosion-resistant surface coating on construction steel is a must, especially if a structure is supposed to last in a moisture-prone location for decades. This is a regular issue for building, bridges, roads, dams, and similar.
Dimetcote 9 and Other Products
Depending on the anti-corrosion need today, Dimetcote comes in a variety of mixtures for different purposes. All work very well for their function and can be relied on under demanding environmental pressures. For example:
- Dimetcote 9 – The most popular dimetcote product. A single-coat application, Dimetcote 9 can be relied upon for metal protection with exposure to fresh and sea water in marine in environments. Whether a user needs RIGGING HARDWARE corrosion protection or rope SHACKLE corrosion protection, this version of Dimetcote will easily do the job. It’s often used for applications on boat and vessel hardware, bridges, structural steel with marine exposure, decks and even water-based super-structures.
- Dimetcote 9H – Also applied as a single coating, the 9H version provides an amped up version of corrosion protection for both severe weather and marine environments. As a paint, it can be applied as a primer, bolstering a chemical corrosion protection with the correct topcoat paints. This type of Dimetcote works well with structural metal, tank surfaces, offshore decks and platforms, large vessel hulls, piping and similar.
- Dimetcote 21-5 – Used most often as a paint, 21-5 version applies a primer or as a single coat layer to a metal. This version of Dimetcote is frequently applied to metal construction rigs and structures. It is primarily used in dry, arid areas for air-borne moisture CORROSION PROTECTION.
- Dimetcote 302H – Where spot corrosion protection is needed, the 302H version works as a quick single, primer or topcoat that can be sacrificed versus the metal it protections. This version is a good choice where conditions are abrasive and will regularly strip paints and coatings off over time, requiring repeat applications on a quick cycle.
For construction and vessel projects large and small, there is no question that Dimetcote is the protection to have on metal surfaces, particularly where corrosion is expected to be a problem.