Zinc flake


Zinc flake is a non-electrolytic plating process which offers very high corrosion and chemical resistance. As a result, there is a low risk of hydrogen embrittlement which makes it particularly suitable for fasteners with a tensile strength greater than 320 HV.

Some of the most common finishes are shown below however there are many different systems available.

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Zinc Flake

Finish Thickness White rust Red rust Appearance Typical applications
Dacromet® 320/500 Grade A*   >240 hours >600 hours Silver  
Geomet® 500 A 6 microns   >600 hours Silver  
Geomet® 500 B 8 microns   >1000 hours Silver  
Delta®-Tone and Seal 8 to 12 Microns   480 hours Various colours  
Delta Protekt® 8 to 12 Microns   840 hours Various colours  
Magni 565® 13 Microns 480 hours 1000 hours Various colours  
Magni 577® 12 to 20 Microns 480 hours 1000 hours Black  
Zintek® + Techseal® 8 to 12 microns 240 hours 1000 hours Various colours  


*Dacromet® may contain Cr6+.

Delta®-Tone & Delta Protekt® are tradenames of Dörken MKS.

Dacromet® and Geomet® are tradenames of NOF Metal Coatings.

Magni 565® is a tradename of Magni Group.

Zintek® and Techseal® are trademarks of Atotech.

Performance results are approximate only and are based on laboratory salt spray tests.