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Are water-borne industrial metal coatings right for my business?

Author Tikkurila Sep 22, 2020 2:29:19 PM

While more companies are choosing to work with water-borne metal coatings, these products aren’t as widely used and understood compared to solvent-borne coatings. There are many misconceptions about water-borne metal coatings, leaving people unsure about whether they’re the right solution for their business. 

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Topics: Metal coatings

How to use water-borne coatings for metal treatment & protection

Author Tikkurila Sep 15, 2020 1:32:15 PM

No matter which products you use, you want your industrial metal coatings to perform well, provide a long-lasting finish, and protect metal surfaces from corrosion in harsh environments. 

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Topics: Metal coatings

FAQ – Metal surface treatment

Author Tikkurila Jun 29, 2020 9:05:57 AM

While the main purpose of all metal coatings is to protect against corrosion, each type of product performs differently according to different parameters. You want to choose the right metal coatings products for your specific business needs without compromising on quality and durability.

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Topics: Metal coatings

FAQ – Treating wood with fire retardants

Wood construction is on the rise in Finland, with many beautiful and sustainable wooden apartment buildings, libraries, and schools built in recent years. Promoting wood construction has been part of the government program since the 1990s, and it has been suggested for inclusion in the next program too.

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Topics: Wood Fire Protection

Water-borne vs. solvent-borne metal coatings: A comparison for industrial applications

Author Tikkurila Jun 15, 2020 1:50:06 PM

What do water-borne and solvent-borne coatings have in common, and what are the main differences between these two types of products? 

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Topics: Metal coatings

The truth behind 6 common water-borne metal coatings misconceptions

Author Tikkurila Jun 8, 2020 4:39:53 PM

Do industrial water-borne coatings perform as well as solvent-borne coatings? Can water-borne coatings really protect metal surfaces from corrosion? Won’t it require too much effort and investment to switch to water-borne solutions? 

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Topics: Metal coatings

FAQ: Which paints and coatings are suitable for green building projects?

Author Sakari Leimi | Technical Development Manager Oct 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM

How do you pick paints and coatings for a green building project? Tikkurila’s Technical Development Manager Sakari Leimi answers architects’  frequently asked questions.

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Topics: Green Building

How do paints and coatings affect interior air quality in green buildings?

Author Sakari Leimi | Technical Development Manager Oct 10, 2019 7:30:00 AM

LEED, BREEAM, and RTS are environmental certification systems for construction projects that all consider interior air quality and material emissions. When selecting coatings, pay attention to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions and limit the quantity of volatile compounds emitting from paint products.

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Topics: Green Building

LEED, BREEAM, RTS – how do you recognize eco-friendly coatings?

Author Sakari Leimi | Technical Development Manager Sep 23, 2019 10:48:00 AM

Which coatings can be used on green building sites? There is no simple answer, as there are numerous environmental certificates and emission classifications. The most commonly used classifications – LEED, BREEAM, and RTS – all have their own criteria for scoring the products used.

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Topics: Green Building

Tikkurila is committed to the principles of eco-friendly green building

Author Mats Hägerström | Director, Sustainability Aug 29, 2019 3:54:00 PM

Tikkurila is committed to the goals of the international Green Building Council and wants to promote sustainable development and eco-friendly design, such as making sustainable development a natural part of all aspects of the real estate and construction industry.

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Topics: Green Building

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