Hempel Galvosil 15700

UN1263 (Class: 3, Pk Grp: II)
A two-component, solvent-borne, self-curing, inorganic zinc silicate with outstanding resistance against weathering and abrasion.
Available in 15 Litres in 19840 Metal Grey
£356.09 £296.74
In stock
Product Description

Hempel Galvosil 15700 is a two-component, solvent-borne, self-curing, inorganic zinc silicate with outstanding resistance against weathering and abrasion. It has excellent chemical resistance within the pH range 6-9. Offers cathodic protection of local mechanical damage.

Hempel's Zinc metal pigment 97170 is in full compliance with ISO 3549 and ASTM D520 type II.

Best Uses

Hempel Galvosil 15700 is best used as a general purpose, heavy-duty, rust-preventing primer. It can also be used as a single, complete coating for long-term protection of steel exposed to moderately to severely corrosive environment and to abrasion. Also as a tank lining in accordance with the Hempel's Cargo Protection Guide.


Remove oil and grease etc. thoroughly with suitable detergent. Remove salts and other contaminants by high pressure fresh water cleaning. Abrasive blasting with sharp abrasive to minimum Sa 2½ (ISO8501-1:2007) with a surface profile equivalent to Rugotest No. 3, BN10, Keane-Tator Comparator, min.3.0 G/S, or ISO Comparator rough Medium (G). In case of new steel to be exposed to no more than medium aggressive (industrial) environment and without any extraordinary demands to lifetime, a surface preparation degree of SSPC-SP6 may suffice.

The surface must be completely clean and dry at the time of application and its temperature must be above the dew point to avoid condensation. At temperatures ranging from 0°C/32°F to 40°C/105°F, curing needs minimum 50% relative humidity. Curing is retarded at lower temperature and lower humidity. In confined spaces provide adequate ventilation during application and drying.

Subsequent Coat

As a tank coating: None, i.e. no other paints are acceptable in combination with the product. Otherwise according to specification.

Full application details can be found on the Application instructions Sheet, which you can download from the Technical Tab on this website.

Technical Details


  • Tested according to section 175.300 of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 – Liquid Foodstuff. Consult Hempel for details.
  • Meet requirements to friction surface class B when tested according to Annex G: “Test to determine slip factor” of EN 1090-2
  • Hempel's Zinc metal pigment 97170 is in full compliance with ISO 3549 and ASTM D520 type II.
  • NATO Approval No. 8010-99-593-8923 
  • Norsok M-501 system no. 1 (Pre-Qualified)
  • Norsok M-501 system no. 3G
  • Norsok M-501 system no. 5A (Pre-Qualified)
  • Norsok M-501 system no. 5B (Pre-Qualified)
  • Norsok M-501 system no. 9


Local adjustments:
Local conditions (e.g. application equipment, climatic application conditions) may require local adjustments in solvent composition, degree of pre-thinning and degree of pre-hydrolysis for the primer as supplied. As such adjustments may influence flash point, Hempel’s quality control system requires separate product numbers and Material safety Data Sheets to be issued, even though the adjustments have no influence on the properties and performance of the final and cured primer film. The following product numbers represent such adjustments Hempel Galvosil 1570K.

Technical Info

Components: Two Components
Type: Solvent-borne
Finish: Flat
Stock Colours: Metal Grey / 19840
Tintable: No
VOC Content: 434 g/l
Volume Solids: 64 ± 1%
Suitable Substrates: Steel
Application Method: Airless spray / Air spray / Brush (touch up)
Theoretical Coverage: 12.8 m2/l [513.3 sq.ft./US gallon] - 50 micron/2 mils
Wet Film Thickness (WFT): 75 micron [3 mils]
Dry Film Thickness (DFT): 50 micron [2 mils] See separate APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Induction Time: -
Pot Life: 4 hour(s) 20°C/68°F
Surface Dry: 45 minute(s) 20°C/68°F
Overcoatable: According to separate APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Fully Cured: 16 hour(s) 20°C/68°F and minimum 65% RH (see REMARKS)
Cleaner / Thinner: [08700 and/or 0870M (30%) See separate APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ]/ 08700 (50%) / 08700 (10%)
Shelf Life: 6 months, 25°C/77°F for the LIQUID and 3 years for HEMPEL'S ZINC METAL PIGMENT Stored in closed container from date of production
Packaging: Available in 15 Litres

The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.

Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

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