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Jotun to Eliminate Lead Chromates

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Global coatings manufacturer Jotun will phase out lead chromates in 2014 and invest more resources to produce safer, more environmentally responsible paints and coatings.

The company has announced plans  to develop lead chromate coatings alternatives.

Jotun is a worldwide manufacturer of protective, powder, marine and decorative coatings.

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Jotun will phase out lead chromate by 2014, the company announced. In 2012, International Paint's Marine and Coatings business became the first industrial coatings producer to eliminate chromates from its products.

"This global phase-out applies to paints and coatings in all segments worldwide," said Jens Christoffer Markmanrud, Jotun's project manager.

He noted that lead chromates were still legal in many of the company's markets.

"It is a big step, but we are confident that by substituting lead chromates with safer, high-performing alternatives, we can make a big difference," Markmanrud said.

According to Jotun, removing lead chromates will comply with new EU REACH regulations.

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use.


Removing lead chromates is consistent with the company's GreenSteps program, an environmental initiative launched by Jotun in 2011.

"GreenSteps also broadcasts the work the company does to develop safer, more effective paints and coatings solutions that help customers improve their environmental performance," said Markmanrud.

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Jotun's plans to phase out lead chromates "applies to paints and coatings in all segments worldwide."

GreenSteps aims to improve the company's environmental performance by reducing hazardous materials, carbon footprint, VOC emissions, energy consumption and waste.

Earlier Initiatives

Over the last few years, several other companies have announced plans to go chromate-free.

International Paint's Marine and Protective Coatings business became the first industrial coatings producer to eliminate the use of lead chromates in its products in August 2012.

In 2011, Crosslink and Wayne Pigment Corp. announced a joint venture called CW Technologies to commercialize hexavalent chromium-free corrosion inhibitor pigments for military and industrial applications.

And BASF announced in February 2012 that it would stop making lead chromate pigments by 2014 and focus on producing alternative products.


Tagged categories: Decorative coatings; Environmentally friendly; Jotun; Lead; Marine Coatings

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