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Minna Perttu develops Tikkurila's industrial coatings towards sustainability goals

Author Tikkurila Sep 21, 2021 9:32:41 AM

Minna Perttu joined Tikkurila in 2014 and has developed into a true expert on metal coatings for industry during her time. She has worked on devising formulas for new products to meet the changing demands of the industrial sector through project managing and service design, ensuring Tikkurila solves customer issues.

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Topics: Metal coatings

Tikkurila Ultra Pro 30: years of protection born from years of development

Author Tikkurila Sep 16, 2021 8:50:40 AM

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After over 25 years at Tikkurila, there aren’t many people who know more about how to protect an industrial wooden surface than Arto Nummela, Group Portfolio Development Manager. Arto has been one of the central figures in the development of our bestselling Ultra Pro 30 paint from the very beginning. In this blog post he tells the story of its development – from original idea to final innovative product.

Two decades ago, paints for exterior cladding were often competing only on price. We wanted to offer our customers something better, so we committed to making a product that added value rather than cutting costs.

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Topics: Industrial Coatings, Wood coatings

Trends in the metal coatings industry

Author Tikkurila Jul 1, 2021 10:39:26 AM



It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that changes in industrial metal coatings happen slow enough that you are never really in danger of getting left behind.

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Topics: Metal coatings

Steel structures painting: How to ensure optimal protection with industrial metal coatings

Author Tikkurila Oct 26, 2020 9:08:05 AM

The requirements on major infrastructure projects like airports, ferry terminals, train stations, and bridge constructions are extremely high. Since these massive structures are meant to last a lifetime, the metal coatings used need to guarantee durability and optimal corrosion protection. 

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Topics: Metal coatings

Coating amusement park rides: How to protect steel structures in harsh environments

Author Tikkurila Oct 21, 2020 9:46:31 AM

When it comes to amusement park rides, safety, reliability, and durability are essential. Plus, the rides need to look appealing to visitors despite extreme atmospheric conditions. Amusement parks in warmer climates are often open year-round, making it a challenge to protect the rides from corrosion. 

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Topics: Metal coatings

Lifecycle thinking for more sustainable construction

Author Tikkurila 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

Three things architects should know about fire-retardant products for wood

Author Tikkurila Aug 5, 2019 10:03:00 AM

What should an architect know about fire protection before planning a building project involving wood? Olli Prättälä from Siparila reveals all.

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Topics: Wood Fire Protection, Wood Construction

Architect Mikko Summanen: “For sustainable development, wood is by far the best building material available.”

Author Tikkurila Jun 27, 2019 1:27:00 PM

Known for designing the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki and an expert in wood construction, architect Mikko Summanen sat down with us to discuss the possibilities, challenges, and future outlook of building with wood in Finland.

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Topics: Wood Fire Protection, Wood Construction

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