Jotun Powder Coatings launches eco-friendly product line

Olaf Jotun

Jotun Powder Coatings has announced the global launch of its new line of eco-friendly products, Guard Gaze, Guard Miles and Guard Miles+, which offer offers more mileage, better operating efficiency, lower temperature cure, colour and appearance enhancements.

The three new value powder coatings have been developed to meet the growing demands and requirements of industrial manufacturers, be it for domestic appliances or metal furnishing and accessories.

Classic applications of Guard include refrigerators, air conditioners, heating radiators, microwave ovens, washing machines, shelving units, light fixtures, lighting, commercial racks and metal furniture.

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“As powder coatings have gained awareness on being an eco-friendly alternative, we felt that it was time to introduce new products that can best cater to customers’ specific needs and at the same time offer them tangible value,” said Olaf Conreur, industrial category manager, Jotun Powder Coatings.

“Also, manufacturers are now looking at the efficiencies offered by these coatings, while also assessing the design enhancements that come with the package. We understand that our customers are looking for metal accessories and fixtures that can add value to their own customer environment’s aesthetic, be it at home, in the office, or in a shop.

“Aiming to address this demand, we have developed Guard Gaze, a powder coating that offers protection in a wide variety of colours and that also comes in a lower temperature cure alternative, enabling the manufacturer to reduce their impact on the environment by reduction in the consumption of energy, while maintaining or even increasing their productivity,” he added.

“The operating efficiencies of Guard Miles and Guard Miles+ are achieved through higher productivity, more mileage, and lower curing temperature schedules, making these products best suited for high scale volume producers and coaters of large surfaces, such as domestic appliances, cooling and heating systems and large shelving and metal fixtures,” added Conreur.

The low temperature cure focus is one of the many ways Jotun Powder Coatings is trying to make its sustainable products, more environmentally friendly.

Being dry, Jotun Powder Coatings does not contain any solvents, and no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are released. Also unused or over-sprayed powder can be recycled with minimal wastage and disposal is safe and easy. All Jotun Powder Coatings products are lead-free.

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