Jotun spruces up Dubai’s new racecourse
Dubai, March 27, 2010
Jotun, a leading producer of paints and coatings, has used 500,000 litres of paints and protective coatings to decorate Dubai’s newly opened horseracing development, which held the world’s richest race on Saturday.
A variety of Jotun paint products were used to spruce up the development, including the grandstand, Meydan Hotel and the bridges that connect to the Meydan City development.
The special requirements of the Meydan project has resulted in the combination of Jotun’s anti-carbonation systems, including the Jotashield top coat matt system, a 100 per cent pure acrylic based paint specially formulated to withstand the harsh Middle East climate, which was used to coat 20,000 sq m of basement walls and columns.
In addition, Jotashield Tex ultra system, a durable, pure acrylic paint that offers unique UV resistance and superior flexible concrete/plaster protection system that helps link cracks up to 2.6 mm, was used on the 20,000 sq m surface of the bridge.
“Jotun products have been the preferred paint and coating by a number of high profile projects in the UAE,” said Eirik Kristensen, regional marketing manager - Mena, Jotun Paints.
“Our range of protective and decorative paints and coatings have been tried and tested to deliver its promise of longer life cycles and superior aesthetic value through our selection of specially-formulated products available in an array of vibrant hues, which continue to encourage leading master developers to choose Jotun Paints,” he added.
A total of 275,000 sq m of internal walls and ceilings within Meydan were coated with Fenomastic emulsion matt system, a high quality acrylic copolymer based emulsion paint with outstanding washability, hiding power and colour retention properties.
In addition, metal doors and window frames spanning a total area of 5,000 sq m have been painted with Fenomastic enamel system, a lead-free, premium quality enamel paint with maximum resistance against yellowing, giving a tough yet smooth finish and good hiding and adhesion properties.
Furthermore, Steel Master with Pioneer top coat was used to coat steel surfaces of The Meydan hotel and inside the car park.
Formulated to provide superior fire protection in cases of fire, the coating expands into a meringue-like insulating layer, which greatly extends the time needed for the steelwork to be weakened by rising temperatures.
For corrosion protection, a system comprising in Penguard primer, Jotamastic GF and Hardtop AS was used to provide long lasting corrosion protection through hard wearing resistance of glass flakes in a glossy finish, and excellent UV and abrasion resistance.
Philippe Fouques, regional manager – protective coatings ME, Jotun UAE, said: “Only Jotun products could meet the unique requirements of a unique project of this nature and size.”
“The Meydan project will stand as a unique milestone and achievement for Jotun, and a proof to the innovative paint and coating products developed and applied by us for the most prestigious projects in the world,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service