Monday, January 4, 2010

‘Burj Dubai’ painted and protected by Jotun Paints and Coatings

‘Burj Dubai’ painted and protected by Jotun Paints and Coatings

Company uses 122,000 kilograms of powder coating and 487,000 litres of paint on the world’s tallest tower

January 04, 2010

Jotun, one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of paints and coatings, announced that it has painted the ‘Burj Dubai’, a mix-used development by Emaar Properties. A total of 122,000 kilograms of powder coatings and 487,000 litres of paint have been used to decorate and protect the world’s tallest tower, which will be inaugurated today ( January 04, 2010). The ‘Burj Dubai’ is the latest project to benefit from Jotun’s revolutionary ‘Single Source Solution’ concept.

The ‘Burj Dubai’ project required the use of a metallic matt powder coated finish to complement the aluminium for the 28,261 cladding panels that make up the exterior of the tower and its two annexes. To address this unique requirement, Jotun Powder Coatings developed a specially formulated ‘Corro-Coat PE-F Façade Iris and Oyster Bond‘, a bonded metallic product for this project. On the other hand, coating the 2,684 feet spire of the renowned tower is ‘Baltoflake’, a glass flake reinforced polyester coating that provides outstanding resistance to abrasion, water and most chemicals. The product was recommended by Jotun and chosen by the client for its 20-year life span and minimal need for maintenance.

“Building the world’s tallest tower is a tremendous feat that requires the highest quality materials and the expertise of construction innovators, and to be among the companies to be part of the team to deliver ‘Burj Dubai’ is a true honour for Jotun. This project has been a perfect opportunity for us to highlight our best-of-breed paint products and solutions,” said Trine Finnevolden, General Manager, Jotun Paints UAE. “In addition to our existing industry-leading products, we have also developed specially-formulated coatings for this outstanding project. This level of commitment, in addition to the proven effectiveness of our pioneering ‘Single Source Solution’ concept has driven the excellent results we have achieved for the paint and coating works of ‘Burj Dubai’.”

Identified as the most suitable product for a project of this nature, Jotun’s industry-leading ‘Jotashield’ brand has been used for the tower’s 120,000 sq metre basement car park because of its excellent adhesion and moisture resistance features, which protects concrete against ingression of salts and carbon dioxide. In addition, 26 custom colour shades from Jotun’s ‘Fenomastic’ range of emulsion and enamel paint was used in all interiors of the ‘Burj Dubai’, which covers a total area of 700,000 sq. metres. The lead-free and non-yellowing enamel paint also gives a tough yet smooth finish that lasts long and washes easily.

“Our involvement with the ‘Burj Dubai’ project has allowed us to highlight our capacity to deliver innovative products for specific projects with unique demands for coating and paint solutions. The completion of the paint and coating works on this acclaimed monumental project marks an exceptional milestone and achievement for Jotun, and stands as a testament to our commitment to the regional market. We are confident that our paint and coating solutions will prove more than satisfactory in protecting the world’s tallest tower against the ravages of climate and pollution for many years to come,” concluded Ram Ramnath, General Manager, Jotun Powder Coatings UAE.

Through its unique concept of ‘Single Source Solution’, Jotun provides a holistic approach to high quality and cost-effective, paints and coatings solutions for all substrates. The pioneering concept underlines Jotun’s ability to meet the global requirements of the consultants and engineers in the construction industry at all levels through new technologies, customized solutions, and extensive technical expertise and support. ‘Single Source Solution’ has benefited some of the world’s most prestigious and complex structures including the Eiffel Tower, Petronas towers in Malaysia, Nile City Complex and Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

About Jotun

Founded in 1926 in Norway, Jotun - one of the world's leading paint manufacturers established its presence in the Middle East in 1974, with Jotun UAE Ltd. Ever since, Jotun has expanded dramatically throughout the region and is the first paint manufacturer to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification. Jotun has consistently invested in state of the art factories including the recently opened plant in the Al Quoz area of Dubai, UAE - the biggest worldwide for Jotun and the Middle East.

Jotun has been at the forefront in terms of developing products specifically suited to local conditions. Three decades of experience in the Middle East region, has helped the company produce a variety of conventional and specialized coatings - each incorporating the latest technological developments while offering performance with economy - catering to the various product segments and demands of the different markets. Today, Jotun's diverse product range includes Decorative, Protective, Marine, Floor/Concrete Protection, Powder Coatings and Intumescent coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company's reputation of being truly a single source solution for clients, consultants and contractors alike.

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