Paris, France - Jotun Mammut, a paint and powder specialist, has secured a contract for its urethane alkyd-based protective coating to be used as part of an on-going refurbishment scheme on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The re-painting of the Eiffel Tower will use around 70 tonnes of Jotun's urethane coating, the company said. Greece-based industrial painting contractors Stelma will be deploying a specialist team capable of working at extreme heights using roped belays and with limited access to repair where necessary and repaint the 220 000-sq.m. surface area by autumn 2010.
As well as being specially formulated and supplied in three shades to provide the impression of the whole structure being a single uniform colour, the coating is specifically designed to provide longer protection of structural and steel and iron work, as well as prevent the spread of surface flame, Air Products said.
"We're confident that Jotun Mammut will prove more than satisfactory in protecting the tower against the ravages of climate and pollution for many years to come," said Jean-Francois Ferrer, general manager, Jotun France SAS.