Founded in 2006, Elinor Coatings specializes in research in galvanic corrosion and the creation of anti-corrosion and surface protection solutions. By employing cutting edge technology and comprehensive material research, evaluation, and testing procedures, we produce high-quality chromium-free coating products for use in personal and commercial applications.

What We Do

At Elinor Coatings, we focus on providing greener surface protection technology to the market. The efforts of our design and research team have culminated in the creation of specialty coatings that protect metal from corrosion, degradation, and fouling without the use of toxic heavy metals. These coatings are specially formulated to serve as a durable alternative to hexavalent chromium-based coatings.

Our scientists are also available for small research and development projects to multi-year contracts. Through consultations with the contracting company, we identify the key coating characteristics required and develop solutions that meet your unique needs.

Our Products

We provide a variety of high-performance coatings in sample and small to large and wholesale quantities, including:


For aluminum coating applications, our magnesium-rich, chromium-free primer accommodates use on all aluminum alloys and rivets, metal-to-metal joints, and stress points involving other metals. In addition to eliminating the use of carcinogens, the advantages of using our primer include greater surface durability, faster processing times, and lower production costs.


This easy-to-use, reversible clear coat is designed to protect metal art and architecture in high traffic areas such as handrailings, doors and furniture. It was designed in collaboration with some of the world’s top conservators to be durable, non-yellowing, and simple to use. It is durable and acid-resistant up to five years but can be thoroughly removed without compromising the underlying substrate using zero-VOC removers.


This durable, self-cleaning clear coating protects waterfront equipment against corrosion and damage from invasive Zebra Mussels, Quagga Mussels, and other underwater assaults.

Our ZebraShield Waterfront kit provides everything needed to preserve waterfront equipment immersed in freshwater. For more demanding applications in freshwater or saltwater, ZebraShield Industrial is suitable for use in water treatment plants, manufacturing equipment, and far-traveling vessels.

Why Choose Elinor Coatings?

Time and again, our products have proven themselves to be innovative and effective. Recognition for our products includes:

  • Receipt of the SBIR/SBA Tech Connect National Innovation Award
  • Designation as a national finalist in the 2017 CleanTech Open Competition
  • Participation in multiple 1 Million Cup presentations
  • Residency in the North Dakota State University Technology Park

Our commitment to protecting the environment while engineering the highest performing products for galvanic corrosion and specialty metals has made us unique in the world of anti-corrosion and protection solutions. We are proud of our innovative line of uncompromising, earth-friendly products. For more information about our products, contact us today.