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In Pakistan, Who’s No. 1?

Authorities have ordered Jotun Pakistan to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors—who make No. 1-type claims of their own.


Webinar Spotlights Power Tool Cleaning

Choosing the right power tools and using them effectively for spot cleaning, corrosion removal and more will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Jotun Offers Mesh-Free Fire Protection

Jotun has announced a new, mesh-free passive fire protection coating system for steel.


Asia Boom Seen for Marine Coatings

Global growth in shipping and the offshore industry, aided by new coating advances, are poised to kickstart the Asia-Pacific marine coatings market in the years ahead, a new forecast reports...


Jotun to Eliminate Lead Chromates

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


Antifouling Made to Ease Maintenance

Marine coatings maker Jotun has released SeaLion Resilient, a high-performance marine coating based on epoxy-polysiloxane technology.


New eBook Offers Marine Coating Advice

Free technical guidance on selecting coatings for marine applications is the focus of a new eBook published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.


Jotun Unveils 2 Offshore Steel Coatings

High-performance coatings maker Jotun has introduced two new coatings specifically developed for the offshore industry.


Hull Coating Claims Get a New Look

Nearly every hull coating supplier today makes similar performance claims. Sleek finishes. Less friction. And, above all, fuel savings. Some have even begun to back those claims with guarant...


Jotun Hikes Protective Coatings Output

Already running record production levels, the Jotun Group has expanded the operation and product range at its European hub for protective coatings.


Wife’s Fatal Cancer Tied To Paint Worker’s Laundry

A family in the UK is searching for colleagues of a veteran paint company inspector whose wife allegedly died of cancer contracted by washing his asbestos-filled clothes over the years.


Jotun Protective Primer Lightens Prep

Jotun has introduced an anti-corrosive primer designed to protect aged steel and other surfaces without optimal preparations.


Jotun, Praxair, MesoCoat Add Plants

Global production of protective and marine coatings is surging, with Jotun, Praxair and MesoCoat announcing new facilities in the U.S. and abroad.


Jotun Fighting Takeover Attempt

Jotun AS, the third-generation, family-owned Norwegian paint and coatings conglomerate, has blocked a $933 million takeover offer from pizza and hygiene products maker Orkla ASA.


Jotun China Forging Cross-Border Projects

Jotun India and Jotun China have secured a contract to provide coatings for the Reliance Sasan 6 x 660 MW Ultra Mega Power (UMPP) Project—the first coal-based UMPP project in India and the l...


‘Extreme’ Paint Designed To Cool Desert Interiors

Jotun is meeting the Middle East infrastructure boom with the launch of Jotashield Extreme, a line of exterior paints that purport to decrease internal temperatures upon application.


Jotun Stakes Refund on Marine Claims

Jotun Hull Performance Solutions is putting its money where its coating claims are, offering a money-back guarantee if its SeaQuantum X200 antifouling coating fails to deliver on fuel effici...


Industry Companies Beat Path to Asia

The Pacific region is pulling anew on the coatings industry, with a half-dozen companies recently announcing hundreds of millions of dollars in construction and expansion investment in Asia.


Hull Coating Guarantees Fuel Savings

Jotun has wrapped its premium SeaQuantum X200 marine coating into a new service and technical support package that includes performance measurement tools and a guarantee.


Jotun Reports Record Year Results

Norway-based coatings giant Jotun reported record operating revenues and profits in 2010, notching volume increases in every segment and strong performances in high-growth markets.


Protective Coating Prices Face Global Spike

Fasten your seatbelts. The price of protective and marine coatings is about to spike again globally—perhaps to record highs—and no relief is in sight, manufacturers report.


Jotun Launches New PU Floor Coatings Line

Jotun Paints has announced the regional launch of its new line of floor coatings, Jotafloor PU Universal.


Jotun Reports Double-Digit Profit Gain

Significant investments and strong growth in its Asian and Middle Eastern markets yielded double-digit profits for The Jotun Group in the first eight months of 2010, the company reports.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Antifouling Marine Coating

Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) is billing a new antifouling marine-coating product—SeaLion Repulse—as a “major step” in foul-release technology.


Jotun, Dow Corning Products Protect Dubai Tower

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, was painted and protected with materials developed by Jotun Paint UAE and Dow Corning, the companies announced separately.


 
 
   

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