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Exceptionally hardworking Teknos coatings defy the elements for RNLI



11 July 2018

Exceptionally hardworking Teknos coatings defy the elements for RNLI

Pictured is Bridlington Lifeboat Station

Known for being durable,TeknosIndustrycoatings were used byPaling Joinersto protect the external joinery, including windows and door sets, of the RNLI boat stations in St Davids (2016), Swanage (2016), Scarborough (2016), Llandudno (2017) and Bridlington (2017 - pictured).

Accoya® wood, a modified timber in which a process called acetylation enables it to resist rot and defy the elements, was selected as the material of choice for this project. With its outstanding durability and dimensional stability, it offers a 50-year above ground and 25-year in ground/freshwater guarantee. This provided peace of mind that it will stand the test of time and withstand the coastal elements, keeping the building strong for decades.

Teknos products were used to protect the Accoya®; the RNLI boat station in Swanage was protected with one coat of TeknosIndustry'sANTISTAIN Primerin ‘External White', a waterborne industrial primer designed for exterior use on timber, followed by two coats of TeknosIndustry'sAQUATOP topcoatin ‘Clean White', a fast-drying topcoat. For the other RNLI boat station projects, including Bridlington (pictured) Paling Joiners usedAQUAPRIMER 2900, a waterborne combi primer, followed byAQUATOP 2600, a waterborne top coat; both in ‘Teak', a shade from TeknosIndustry's Timber Trends colour range.

Paling Joiners chose Teknos coatings and Accoya® due to the guarantees and warranties of the products. The Teknos coatings were essential in these projects because, not only were the products durable, they were also compatible with Accoya® to create strong and sturdy protected external joinery. Paul Swallow, Director at Paling Joiners commented "Lifeboats, and the buildings that house them, need to withstand the worst of the world's weather! We needed a world leader in paints and coatings and in TeknosIndustry, we have our partner."

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Notes to editor

Teknos is a global coatings company with operations in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and the USA. Approximately 1,800 people are employed and the net sales for 2017 was EUR 384 million. Teknos is one of the leading suppliers of industrial coatings with a strong position in retail and architectural coatings. Teknos wants to make the world last longer by providing smart, technically-advanced paint and coating solutions to protect and prolong. Teknos always works in close cooperation with customers. The company was established in 1948, and is one of Finland's largest family-owned businesses.

Teknos GBI is a leading supplier of water-based coatings. Teknos paints are high-quality, low odour with sustainability at their core. Over the past 25 years, the company has specialised in factory-finished joinery with a niche and growing customer base in metal coatings, and now it also has a strong following for its multi-surface brushing paints for professional decorators. Established in the UK since 1991, it is part of The Teknos Group. The Teknos Group has a unique history, experience and culture which are enshrined in the Teknos GBI approach. The company's values of creativity, persistence and fairness, permeates all that Teknos does so that its offering goes beyond paint; Teknos' professionalism and experience will solve your coatings problems. For further information,

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Alison Relf
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