The new top coat is the result of four years of intensive research and development conducted by the Norwegian main corporate laboratory of Jotun and the Yacht Concept Centre in Barcelona. The end product is a new top coat that has been specifically formulated to provide long-term resistance to UV light, erosion, impacts and chemicals. The new ‘Megagloss HG’ was tested across two yachts measuring at over 40 meters; the ‘MY H2ome’ from Italy and the ‘SY Canica’ from Spain - with both vessels reporting great results.
“Regulations in the painting industry have become tighter over the last few years and our Research and Development department has worked extensively in the development and creation of world class products catering to the strong demands of various industry verticals,” said Youssef El Said, Sales Manager – Yachting, Jotun Paints. “The new ‘Megagloss HG’ is our new high gloss, high solids product that has been tailor made to address the need for a highly durable top coat for today’s world class yachts and smaller type vessels. Participating at the latest edition of the Dubai International Boat Show will give us the opportunity to reach out to the large number of high-end luxurious yachts owners and manufacturers in the Middle East and promote the advantages of using the new ‘Megagloss HG’.”
The new ‘Megagloss HG’ is based on new binder technology giving it a mixing ratio of 1:1 on volume, thereby making it more 'user friendly'. The new product offers excellent colour stability and provides a specified dry film thickness after the application of three coats, giving off a 'mirror like appearance effect.' Measured across a micro wave scanner, the new ‘Megagloss HG’ shows both short waves (Sw) and long waves (Lw), while also providing vessels with excellent abrasion resistance. Also, the product is offered in tailor made colours.
“Looking forward to the next challenge and the aim to drive the market to new levels are part of the business philosophies we follow. The positive results we have achieved in testing ‘Megagloss HG’ across two super yachts have given us the confidence to create more products utilizing new technologies and innovations. We also remain steadfast in our commitment to provide our rapidly growing customer base with key value added services to help address their demands and requirements,”
Founded in 1926 in Norway, Jotun - one of the world's leading paint manufacturers, established its presence in the Middle East in 1974, with Jotun UAE Ltd. Ever since, Jotun has expanded dramatically throughout the region and is the first paint manufacturer to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification. Jotun has consistently invested in state of the art factories including the recently opened plant in the Al Quoz area of Dubai, UAE - the biggest worldwide for Jotun and the Middle East.
Jotun has been at the forefront in terms of developing products specifically suited to local conditions. Three decades of experience in the Middle East region, has helped the company produce a variety of conventional and specialized coatings - each incorporating the latest technological developments while offering performance with economy - catering to the various product segments and demands of the different markets. Today, Jotun's diverse product range includes Decorative, Protective, Marine, Floor/Concrete Protection, Powder Coatings and Intumescent Coatings, bearing a solid testament to the company's reputation of being truly a single source solution for clients, consultants and contractors alike.