Jotun expands fire protection coating R&D facilities
Originally constructed in 2016 and now expanded to 2,900m2, the enhanced facility in Flixborough, United Kingdom, increases capacity and capability for Jotun’s ongoing development of intumescent fire protection coatings. The one-year expansion program included the installation of new furnaces, with associated application and conditioning facilities, combined with new analytical, environment simulation and mechanical testing facilities.
Supported by Jotun’s R&D headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway, the enhanced global hub in Flixborough is intended to continue to focus on leading edge R&D projects, driving breakthrough intumescent coatings technology. In addition to the lboratory in Flixborough, Jotun has cemented its commitment to localised innovation ensuring differing certification and environmental requirements are met within each market. Strategic investment in regional intumescent research, development and testing facilities span Norway, United Arab Emirates, China, Korea, USA, and Malaysia.
The latest trends, innovations and developments on fire retardant coatings will be discussed at the EC Conference Protective & Fire-retardant Coatings on October 18 -19 in Berlin, Germany. In addition to fire protection, the focus will also be on anti-corrosive coatings.