Finnester makes coatings and gelcoat for both surface spread as well as flame and thermal insulation of composites.
Finnester makes coatings and gelcoat for both surface spread as well as flame and thermal insulation of composites.

Finland-based coating and coatings manufacturer Finnester Coatings Oy has joined forces with composite consultancy AMAC to grow its activities in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Finnester makes coatings and gelcoat for both surface spread as well as flame and thermal insulation of composites. Its range includes products based on polyester coatings for fire and thermal protection as well as ceramifying polymers.

Plans are to develop new business opportunities in building and infrastructure, transportation, marine, industrial and electrical industries, Finnester said.

‘Fire-retardant coatings are very important to the composites industry in order to be successful especially in rail, fast ferry and building & infrastructure applications with their tough fire standards,’ said Dr Michael Effing, CEO of AMAC GmbH. ‘The DACH region represents more than 30% of the European market and is the key target for Finnester.’

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