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HALOX® CZ-170 is a versatile pigment used in protective coating systems to inhibit corrosion and tannin staining. It is a great replacement for zinc oxide and can be used in high-gloss and thin-film applications due to its finer particle size and narrow distribution. With a gloss of over 75 units at 60° and a film thickness of less than 1.0 mils, or 25 microns, HALOX® CZ-170 is a great option for a variety of coating needs. It can be used to protect both metal and wood substrates, making it a universal option for coating systems.

Functions: Corrosion Inhibitor, Pigment, Stain-Resistant Agent

Chemical Family: Orthophosphates, Zinc & Zinc Compounds

Compatible Polymers & Resins: Alkyds, Alkyds (Long Oil), Alkyds (Medium Oil), Alkyds (Short Oil), Epoxies (EP), Polyesters, Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)

Technical Data Sheet

Knowde Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Anodic passivation and chelation of tannins

Features & Benefits

CASE Ingredients Features

HALOX® corrosion inhibitive pigments have provided a high standard of protection without the use of lead or hexavalent chromium compounds. ICL Phosphate Specialty proudly offers a variety of Inorganic Corrosion Inhibitors based on the proven performance of zinc. Our Z-PLEX® products are designed to allow you to choose the right inhibitor for your performance and manufacturing needs.

  • Contains high levels of zinc compounds that provide dual tannin blocking and corrosion resistance
  • Barium & Antimony-Free
  • Zinc Oxide Replacement
Dual tannin blocking and corrosion resistance in one additive.

Applications & Uses

Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Recommended Loading Levels

Recommended loading levels range from 2-5% by total formula weight in multi-substrate water based systems. Typical loading ranges are between 0.5-2% by total formula weight in high gloss and thin fi lm systems, for both water and solvent based coatings.

  • Short Oil Alkyds
  • Medium Oil Alkyds
  • Long Oil Alkyds
  • Solvent 2K Epoxies
  • Epoxy Esters
  • Water Reducible Epoxies
  • Polyesters
  • PVDC
  • WR Alkyds
  • Latex Emulsions
  • High Solids Epoxies
  • Water Based Epoxy Esters
  • Acrylic Lacquer Emulsions
  • Thin Film Applications
  • Acid Catalyzed Systems


White Powder
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Hegman Grind5.5--
Mean Particle Size4.3microns-
Moisture Content1.5%-
Oil Absorption43.5lbs/100 lbs-
pH (10% Solution by Weight)8.1--
Solubility in Water0.02%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 Months