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Monday, 10 Dec 2012
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Enhance the quality & life of a construction project with suitable,

Percy Jijina, Project Expert's speak, Jotun India



Percy Jijina,
Sales Director, Decorative,
Jotun India


Since traditional days, paints have always been known to enhance the beauty of a house with shades of colours applied over the walls. However, over the years, the importance of paints has also been recognized for the entire construction and development activity of a project. Increasing awareness about the latest trends prevalent in these sectors has led to an increased demand for paints both in industrial and decorative segment. These paints can give concrete protection to the interior and exterior of residential projects, commercial and institutional buildings as well as monumental architectural structures.


India has a very harsh, corrosive climate due to humid summer and heavy monsoons and presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Thus, the steel used in construction and industrial plants require protection from corrosion, weathering mechanical and chemical aggression. Also, anti carbonation coatings are mandatory for exterior concrete protection. These coatings provide protection from moisture related problems, carbon dioxide and chlorine present in saline water.



"Percy Jijina has endeavored to keep Jotun ahead of the times. Having joined Jotun Paints in 1991, he has dedicated himself to working, and consequently developing the markets in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Jijina has handled a variety of portfolios, ranging from Sales, Business and Export Manager, and therefore has tremendous exposure in the industry. Jijina was instrumental in engineering the setup of Jotun Paints in India. It was his expertise as Country Manager in Decorative Paints that has the company all set to create a niche for itself in India."

Paints available today provide a holistic approach to high quality and cost effective solutions that are energy efficient. These paints usually have low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and ensure less impact towards people's health and the environment. They have an integrated approach that offers a comprehensive range of customised coatings sourced from a wide spectrum of resources. These products have high quality, cost effective decorative and protective coatings, which can withstand extreme levels of UV light, various levels of humidity and corrosion and other environmental pollutants to preserve their strength and appearance over the span of their service life cycle.


The visual structure of a ready-made building might suppress the various components involved in its making. Specially designed paints, available in the form of decorative, protective coatings, powder coatings and intumescent coatings, can become an integral part in protecting these components. These can be used for the following:




STEEL: Steel used in construction and industrial plants require protection from corrosion, weathering, mechanical and chemical aggression. Paints offer a complete high range of protective coating solutions that help meet these demands. Besides, intumescent fire proofing coatings provide protection to structural steel against fire for upto two hours, combined with attractive finish options.


PIPELINE: Powder coatings offer excellent maintenance-free protection to fire sprinkler pipe works within a building.


CONCRETE: Concrete in most forms requires protection from nature's elements, chemicals, impact and abrasion. There are concrete protective coatings that help prevent above-the-ground construction activity as well as belowthe- ground, under water activity.


ALUMINIUM: All forms of aluminium used in a construction - aluminium extrusions, aluminium castings, aluminium sheets, etc can be protected with a range of polyester and fluoropolymer powder coatings that suit multiple applications.


REINFORCEMENT STEEL BARS: Specifically designed powder coatings are to increase the longevity of concrete reinforcement steel bars.


FLOOR: floor coatings provide lasting protection to concrete floors in commercial and industrial environments. From aircraft hangers to car parks, workshops to hospitals, these coatings can protect and enhance the appearance of any concrete floor.


INTERIOR & EXTERIOR: Innovative decorative interior and exterior paints not only beautify but also protect buildings in any climate. Paints are available with cutting-edge colour trends, giving special effects to a structure.




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