Tikkurila has over 60 years of experience in providing coatings and systems for structural steelwork in buildings. Our solutions for structural steelwork include a wide range of anticorrosive paints and painting systems. Our coating solutions are tested and proven to have a high corrosion resistance and a long service life.
We have a long track record of supplying coating solutions for constructional steelwork to projects in the Nordic countries, Russia, Poland and the Baltics.
Structural steelwork requires robust coating solutions
Coatings for structural steelwork mainly focus on basic protection and decoration, using solvent-borne or water-borne paints and systems. In some cases, steel structures might be faced with a more aggressively corrosive environment, meaning a coating with higher chemical or mechanical resistance is needed.
Large steel structures might be difficult to handle in a painting booth, so they are often painted in uncontrolled conditions. For example, Temacoat HS-F Primer offers a high solids content and can be applied at low temperatures, whereas Temabond series products provide improved surface tolerance at lower preparation grades.
Delivering excellence across markets
Our global presence and network allow us to align and streamline our clients’ paint processes across markets. We have several constructional steelwork coating solutions for external and internal steel structures in different types of buildings, from simple warehouses to demanding food-processing and chemical plants.
Our coating solutions for constructional steelwork have a wide range of colour options including metallic-effect shades.
Coating solutions that promote well-being
We are driven by purposeful innovation with a dedication to developing solutions that support the well-being of people and the planet.
Our product line for structural steelwork includes a selection of water-borne paints. These are ideal for customers who require low VOC emissions or are looking for solutions that help with acquiring green-building certifications. For example, our water-borne, zinc-phosphate-free Fontecryl SC-EF 50 protects the surface against corrosion within the limits of the BREEAM and LEED certification schemes.
Our product range also includes direct-to-metal (DTM) products with a high solids content, and even isocyanate-free products that are more environmentally friendly.
Tailored coating solutions you can trust
We work with you to understand the full life cycle 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.
Highlighted paint systems
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Tests and standards
- Accelerated corrosion tests (ISO 12944, NORSOK)
- Accelerated weathering tests (UV, Xenon)