Series 1220


Generic Type

Glass Flake Inorganic Hybrid Epoxy

Common Usage

A unique, low odor, low VOC, water-based epoxy coating featuring HydroLink curing technology for exceptional durability and protection of steel and concrete surfaces in immersion service, including potable water and mild wastewater. Easy to apply and solvent-free, Series 1220 is an excellent choice for coating tanks, reservoirs, and basins.

Special Qualifications

Certified by NSF International in accordance with NSF/ANSI/CAN Std. 61 and the extraction requirements of NSF/ANSI/CAN 600. Series 1220 is qualified for use on tanks and reservoirs, pipes, fittings, valves, and pumps. Reference Tnemec's certified product listing at for additional details.

Series 1220 conforms to AWWA C 210.

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Theoretical Coverage

1,043 mil sq ft/gal (25.6 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat † Immersion
95°F (35°C) 30 minutes 2 hours 3 hours 7 days
75°F (24°C) 1 hour 6 hours 8 hours 7 days
55°F (13°C) 2 hours 8 hours 16 hours 28 days
45°F (7°C) 3 hours 10 hours 24 hours 28 days

Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness. † The following minimum recoat times apply when topcoating with Series 1080 or 1081: 95°F (35°C) 12 hours, 75°F (24°C) and 55°F (13°C) 24 hours, 45°F (7°C) 4 days.


Series 215, 217, 218

Volume Solids

65.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †



Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B (two Part A to one Part B by volume.)


Series 73, 113, 114, 115, V115, 156, 157, 158, 180, 181, 971, 975, 1220, 1026, 1028, 1029, 1070, 1070V, 1071, 1071V, 1072, 1072V, 1080•, 1081•, 1094, 1095, 1096. •An extended cure time is needed when topcoating with Series 1080 or 1081. Reference additional recoat times listed below the cure table. Note: More than one finish coat may be required to achieve a uniform and desired gloss level.


0 lbs/gallon solids

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned; 0.02 lbs/gallon (2.0 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% with water: 0.02 lbs/gallon (2.0 grams/litre)
Thinned 10% with water: 0.02 lbs/gallon (2.0 grams/litre)


Concrete: Self-priming
Steel: Self-priming or Series 90-75, 98-H₂O

Recommended DFT

Standard: 4.0 to 8.0 mils (100 to 205 microns) per coat.
High-Build: 10.0 to 12.0 mils (255 to 305 microns).

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