Odd Gleditsch Sr was the man behind one the largest manufacturers of paints and coatings today. In 1926 he opened a supply store in Norway and since then they have gone from strength to strength which to this day has led them to operate at a worldwide scale. In 21 countries they now have 37 production sites and are represented in over 100 countries through the ownership of numerous holding companies across the globe with a workforce of almost 10,000 employees.
With an innovative approach, Jotun now have a wide range of products for many scenarios for both internal and external settings. Some of their products have been designed to be used within a marine and tank lining environment and some of the sites that Jotun paints have been used on include the Eiffel Tower and the Petronas Towers. The longest automated metro network in the world is The Dubai Metro which has also been protected with Jotun’s premium products.
In terms of steel fire protection, Jotun’s Steelmaster Range has been tested to rigorous standards. The main aim of structural steel protection is to maintain the integrity of the steels beams and columns that hold the building in place.
Jotun manufacture paints suitable for internal and external steels, to cater for the whole spectrum of protection times up to 120 minutes. These include both solvent and water-based products. Different paints can be applied using different methods, including by airless spray, brush and roller.
Intumescent paint is designed to create a physical barrier between the fire and the surface of the steel for a certain period of time.
International Passive Fire have had a working relationship with Jotun for many years with great success. If you would like more advice and guidance to determine which steel paint would suit you best, feel free to call us on 01752 690997 so we can best advise you.