PPG SIGMAPRIME 700 universal primer

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PPG SIGMAPRIME 700 is our premium primer. It is specially designed to suit modern shipyard building practices and provide long-term anticorrosive protection for harsh conditions. It is ideal for use on water ballast tanks and is compliant with IMO PSPC class approval.

Proven performance

PPG SIGMAPRIME 700 is a high quality, multipurpose epoxy anticorrosive with an established proven track record protecting assets from corrosion.

When it comes to coating critical areas of a vessel, both owners and shipyards want to be sure that they are getting the most effective product with an established, proven track record.

This coating solutions offers excellent and long-lasting cracking resistance, even after multiple immersion and temperature cycles. The excellent performance of the coating provides customers with significant savings by avoiding complex and lengthy repair procedures and by allowing the vessel to immediately resume its commercial operations after inspection.

One primer fits all

PPG SIGMAPRIME 700 offers excellent water and corrosion resistance when applied to steel and non-ferrous metals, exhibiting excellent adhesion, flow and wetting properties, as well as outstanding crack resistance and edge retention.

It provides exceptional anticorrosive protection due to its excellent adhesive qualities on shop primer, steel (blasted or mechanically pre-treated), aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel and hydro-jetted surfaces.

PPG SIGMAPRIME 700 universal primer can also be overcoated with virtually all other coating types, such as epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic, alkyd, chlorinated rubber, vinyl and fire retardant.

Ease of application

The PPG SIGMAPRIME 700 primer can be applied all year round to virtually all vessel areas and in all temperatures and is suitable for use on:

  • Water ballast tanks
  • Underwater hull
  • Deck
  • Superstructure
  • Topsides
  • Cargo holds
  • Cargo tanks
  • Interiors


70% High-solids, two-component, multi-purpose, anticorrosive epoxy system. Low-temperature version provides excellent performance when applied down to -10°C (14°F).

  • One coating for all vessel areas
  • Pure epoxy coating
  • Can be specified up to 200 μm (7.9 mils) DFT in one single coat
  • Reduced VOC emissions maximum 313 grams per litre (2.61 lb per US gallon)
  • Exceptional anticorrosive performance
  • Excellent adhesion to steel, shop primer, galvanized steel and non-ferrous metals
  • Low-temperature version available
  • Proven crack resistance
  • Enhanced edge coverage
  • Compliant with the IMO PSPC standard