Hempel Shop Primer ZS 15890

Part A: UN1263 (Class: 3, Pk Grp: III), Part B: UN1263 (Class: 3, Pk Grp: II)
A two-component, solvent borne zinc ethyl silicate shop primer, designed for automatic spray application.
Available in 20 Litres in 19890 Reddish Grey
Out of stock
Product Description

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Hempel Shop Primer ZS 15890 is a two-component, solvent borne zinc ethyl silicate shop primer, designed for automatic spray application. Especially suited, where welding and gas cutting properties are of importance.

Best Uses

Hempel Shop Primer ZS 15890 is formulated for short to medium-term protection of abrasive blast cleaned steel plates and other structural steel during the storage, fabrication, and construction periods. Suitable for use on ballast tanks and cargo oil tanks.

  • Excellent resistance to weathering
  • Excellent resistance to oil and organic solvents
  • Excellent heat resistance


Remove oil and grease with suitable detergent. Abrasive blasting to minimum Sa 2½ (ISO 8501-1:2007) with a surface profile equivalent to Rugotest No. 3, min. N9a, Keane-Tator Comparator, 2 mils segments or ISO Comparator Medium (G,S). For special purposes, grit blasting is necessary.

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. Minimum steel temperature: 0°C/32°F. Maximum steel temperature approximately: 55°C/131°F. Minimum temperature for curing is: 0°C/32°F. At relative humidity below 50%, curing is retarded.

For steel to be used for ballast tanks, IMO Resolution MSC.215(82) requires that the contamination with water soluble salts measured according to ISO 8502-9 must not exceed a conductivity equivalent to 50 mg/m2 sodium chloride. The dust quantity rating assessed according to ISO 8502-3 must not exceed rating “1” for dust size classes “3”, “4” or “5”.

Technical Details


  • Complying with IMO MSC.215(82) as shopprimer for ballast tank coating systems
  • Complying with IMO MSC.288(87) as shopprimer for cargo oil tank systems

Technical Info

Components: Two Pack
Type: Solvent Borne
Finish: Flat
Stock Colours: 19890 Reddish Grey
Tintable: Yes, upon request. Please note, bespoke tints are non refundable / exchangeable
VOC Content: 620 g/L
Volume Solids: 28%
Suitable Substrates: For steel and structural steel
Application Method: Airless spray / Air spray / Brush (touch up)
Theoretical Coverage: 18.7 m2 per litre at 15 microns
Wet Film Thickness (WFT):
Dry Film Thickness (DFT): 15 microns
Induction Time: -
Pot Life: 24 hours at 20°C
Surface Dry: See application guidelines
Overcoatable: See application guidelines
Fully Cured: See application guidelines
Cleaner / Thinner: Clean tools with HEMPEL'S THINNER 08700 or 08570
Shelf Life: 1 year for BASE and 1 year (25°C/77°F) for CURING AGENT from time of production. Shelf life is dependent on storage temperature. Shelf life is reduced at storage temperatures above 25°C/77°F. Do not store above 40°C/104°F or below 5°C/40°F.
Packaging: Available in 20 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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