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FAQ – Metal surface treatment

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

Lifecycle thinking for more sustainable construction

Author Jussi Kemppi Aug 19, 2019 9:20:00 AM

According to estimates, the global population will reach nine billion by 2050, which means an ever-increasing need for construction. Even at the current level, construction uses more raw materials than any other industry – about 50% more when measured by weight.

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Topics: Wood Construction

Wood construction conserves natural resources

Author Jussi Kemppi Aug 15, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Wood is the most environmentally friendly construction material due to its renewability, long life, biodegradability, and energy efficiency. A wooden building also stores atmospheric carbon dioxide, acting as a long-term carbon sink.

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Topics: Wood Construction

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