ZRC Superior Zinc Coating

Why Specify ZRC?

Thank you for your interest in ZRC Worldwide.

We share and appreciate your concern for ensuring the longevity & structural integrity of your projects – protecting our infrastructure, new construction, renovations and OEM applications from corrosion. Whether you've come to ZRC due to dissatisfaction with underperforming corrosion protection products, to update and fine-tune your current specifications to exclude the possibility of inferior products, or to incorporate best practices in environmentally responsible "green" design, we welcome you.

Over the last 50 years our direct contact with specifiers and inclusion in thousands of specifications has been a guide in our assembling this section of our website. We understand the responsibility that comes with product specifications, and have endeavored to provide easy access to documentation of the measurable difference of our full product line in both laboratory and real-life testing while also including detailed analysis of specifications.

There is no greater compliment to us than the trust that ZRC has earned as the modern solution to, environmentally responsible zinc rich coatings on vital components such as welds and otherwise damaged or worn hot-dip galvanizing in preserving them from long-term deterioration from corrosion.

We encourage you to get back to us with any questions you may have.

Matthew R. Steele
President and CEO
ZRC Worldwide

ZRC Applications


Protect steel structures, such as the railings of the Peace Bridge between Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, Ontario.


Unlimited uses, i.e., ZRC is used on structural channel frames, Bank of America Building, San Francisco. Also part of curtain wall support system, l.D.S. Center, Minneapolis; curtain wall mullions, Republic Bank Tower, Dallas.


Long-term protection of miscellaneous metals.

Industrial Maintenance

ZRC is used for maintenance of structures and equipment inside and outside industrial, petrochemical and food processing plants (Acceptable to USDA and FDA).

Instead of Hot-Dip

Makes galvanizing an "in-plant" operation for many manufacturers.


Used by international manufacturers such as Leach Co., Oshkosh, WI to prevent corrosion on the inside surfaces of water tanks.

Nuclear Plants

ZRC has many applications in all phases of construction. At Seabrook Station, Seabrook, NH, ZRC is used to protect HVAC ductwork throughout the complex.

Off-Shore Rigs

Protects above and below the water line.

Parabolic Anennas

ZRC is used extensively as a base coat in a two-coat system for the superior protection required in highly corrosive locations.

Public Projects

ZRC is specified as the base coat for the protection of structural support steel.


ZRC is used on the exterior surface of water tanks. The tank shown was protected by ZRC in an extremely corrosive environment for over 20 years.

Transmission Towers

ZRC is used as original protection for structural steel and for regalvanizing support cables. Also over worn hot-dip.

Water & Waste

ZRC is used to protect steel in extremely hostile environments such as water and waste plants.

The ZRC Difference

The ZRC difference is made possible by ZRC’s high zinc content (95% by weight in the dried film) of “ultra-pure” zinc dust (ASTM D520 Type III) and proprietary, non-encapsulating binder. This unique combination provides a self healing galvanic film that is impossible for others to match. The proof is in the photos – the performance of ZRC and GALVILITE is clearly superior!