Peikko Group launches during fall 2010 a new method for protecting steel against corrosion: Peikko ECO Galvanizing®. This surface treatment provides number of benefits comparing to traditional hot-dip galvanization.
The first major benefit of the new application is that it can be applied only partially into the product. This leads to material savings and in some cases increases the functionality of the product, e.g. in bonding to the concrete. There are also other clear benefits such as reduced logistics costs due to a Peikko internal process, thus lowering costs and lead-time. All these benefits are also related to the environment, due to savings of waste, coating material and the minimizing transportation compared to traditional hot dip galvanization.
"Peikko ECO Galvanizing® is one of the world’s first mass-production applications to use plasma-spray technology into construction products. Peikko aims to provide high value add with competitive cost and short lead-time to its customers – now and in the future. Peikko ECO Galvanizing® technology will help us in our goal of creating competitiveness for our customers and by providing also lower CO2-emissions in the entire supply chain”, comments Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation Tel. + 358 50 384 3001
Learn more of the ECO Galvanization® method: Peikko ECO Galvanizing
Peikko is a Finnish family-owned company specializing in composite beams and fastening products for concrete connections. Peikko Group Corporation has subsidiaries in Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The production facilities of Peikko Group are located in Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Peikko Group employs more than 700 people. Further information: www.peikko.com