Series 90-1K97


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Generic Type

Aromatic Polyurethane, Zinc-Rich

Common Usage

An advanced technology, single-component, moisture-cured, zinc-rich primer providing extraordinary performance, user-friendly and easy application. Also used for field touch-up of inorganic zinc coating.

Special Qualifications

90-1K97 Tneme-Zinc uses a dust which meets the requirements of ASTM D 520 Type III and contains less than .002% lead. This level qualifies it to be classed as "non-lead" (less than 0.06% lead by weight) as defined in Part 1303 of the Consumer Product Safety Act Regulations. Conforms to SSPC Paint 20, Type II.


Series 115. Intermediate coat color should be noticeably different but in the same family as the topcoat color. Certain intermediate/topcaot systems may require multiple coats to achieve acceptable hiding, depending on color, specified thickness per coat and method of application. More information appears under Application Equipment.

Volume Solids

62.0 ± 2.0%

Theoretical Coverage

996 mil sq ft/gal (24.4 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates.

Curing Time

Temperature † To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 2 hours 8 hours
55°F (11°C) 4 hours 12 hours
35°F (2°C) 6 hours 16 hours

† 50% relative humidity. Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness. Ventilation: When used in enclosed areas, provide adequate ventilation during application and cure. Note: For faster curing and low-temperature applications, add No. 44-710 Urethane Accelerator (see separate product data sheet.)

Number of Components



Series 6, 27, 46H-413, 66, N69, N69F, 73, 84, 104, 113, 114, 161, 290, 291, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1074, 1075, 1077, 1078. Note: Certain topcoat colors may not provide one-coat hiding depending on method of application. contact your Tnemec representative.


Unthinned: 4.19 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 2.5%: 4.48 lbs/gal solids (No. 2 Thinner); 4.18 lbs/gal solids (No. 3 Thinner)
Thinned 10%: 5.33 lbs/gal solids (No. 2 Thinner); 4.23 lbs/gal solids (No. 3 Thinner)



Recommended DFT

2.5 to 3.5 mils (65 to 90 microns) per coat.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 2.66 lbs/gallon (318 grams/litre)
Thinned 2.5%: 2.77 lbs/gallon (332 grams/litre)
Thinned 10%: 3.08 lbs/gallon (369 grams/litre)

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