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Industrial coating solutions for railroad cars, coaches and wagons

Tikkurila has over 20 years of experience in providing high-quality coating solutions for railroad cars, coaches and wagons. Our coating solutions comply with rigorous quality standards and meet the highest standards of the industry.  

High quality requirements demand high-quality coatings 

Coatings for railroad cars, coaches and wagons must meet many different requirements: they must be fast drying and easy to apply, as well as fast curing with great hiding power to speed up the application process.  

Tikkurila has a strong history of providing time and energy-saving coating solutions that retain their colour and gloss over a long period of time. Our coating solutions offer excellent resistance to mechanical wear and environmental factors such as UV light, rain and snow.  

We provide a wide product range for different parts of railroad cars, coaches and wagons, including internal and external surfaces of passenger coaches, bogies, wheels, couplers, frames and platforms. We also offer heavy-duty systems for freight wagons such as hoppers.  
 

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Sustainable coating solutions for people and the planet  

We are dedicated to developing solutions that support the well-being of people and the planet​.  

We have a selection of coatings for railroad cars, coaches and wagons that are water borne, making them a more sustainable choice. Water-borne products have low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so they release less emissions into the air. 

Our product range also includes direct-to-metal (DTM) polyurethane products with a high solids content, and even isocyanate-free products that are more environmentally friendly.  

We also offer customised coating solutions that meet all manufacturer requirements, with an almost unlimited colour range including metallic-effect colours. 

Tailored coating solutions you can trust 

Our global presence and network enable us to align and streamline our clients’ paint processes across markets​. Sometimes parts are produced in one country ready for installation in another. Tikkurila has the capability to supply exactly the same products or systems and colour shades wherever in the world the paint is applied.  

We work with you to understand the full lifecycle of your needs, identifying opportunities to improve efficiency by reducing costs, accelerating project schedules and carefully managing the supply chain​. Our technical services experts are ready to support you and help you to achieve your business goals​. 

Our technical service can also help you to select the right systems for your application, as well as providing painting shop audits that help to improve and streamline your paint application process and ensure high-quality surface treatment. 

Want to hear more about our solutions? Tikkurila's experts are always here to help you find the right product or solution.

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Highlighted paint systems

PAINT SYSTEM
TOTAL DFT (µΜ)
380
CORROSIVITY/DURABILITY
Im3-H
SYSTEM NO.
I.03
PRETREATMENT
Sa2½
PAINT SYSTEM
TOTAL DFT (µΜ)
200
CORROSIVITY/DURABILITY
C5-H
SYSTEM NO.
G5.04
PRETREATMENT
SaS
PAINT SYSTEM
TOTAL DFT (µΜ)
160
CORROSIVITY/DURABILITY
C4-H
SYSTEM NO.
G4.04
PRETREATMENT
SaS

Tests and standards

Our products and systems are tested to ensure they perform as promised in industrial applications.
  • Fire tests (EN 45545-2)
  • Accelerated weathering tests (UV, Xenon)
  • Accelerated corrosion tests (ISO 12944, customer specific tests)
  • GOST
  • Chemical resistance (ISO 2812)
  • Mechanical resistance
     
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