Coatings add finishing touches to HMS Queen Elizabeth

29 September 2014

The HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the pride of the Royal Navy, received its finishing touches of coating on many of the internal areas from manufacturer Sherwin-Williams.

The Queen officially named the 920-ft long HMS Queen Elizabeth – the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy – by breaking a bottle of whisky on her bow at Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) provided the protection for a range of areas including the machinery spaces and internal wet spaces. The coating was a two-coat system using a primer of Metagard L674 epoxy glass flake or Epigrip C425V2 epoxy zinc phosphate. For wet areas, a water-based epoxy Biogard M630V2 finish coat was used and for internal dry compartments, a finish coat of water-based Envirogard M770 was applied.

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