Meeting Sustainability Objectives with Durable Products

It’s a well-known statistic that the built environment generates around 40% of our global carbon emissions – a figure that the industry is working hard to reduce. While there are many factors to consider, product durability is a vital part of achieving more sustainable building envelopes.

Tata Steel’s Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel combines outstanding performance with exceptional durability, designed to withstand even the most demanding and aggressive environments. Up to four times thicker than many other options, its nominal 200-micron thick structure incorporates a robust and durable top coat and features a unique Scintilla® emboss as a mark of authenticity – all resulting in a more sustainable option with greater durability. Having been installed around the world in many demanding environments, including the Middle East, South America and the Far East, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® surpasses the requirements of Ruv4 and RC5+ as per EN 10169:2022, proving excellent colour and gloss retention and corrosion resistance.

Furthermore, the product is chrome free, REACH compliant and comes with the industry renowned Confidex® Guarantee. This offers up to 40 years protection for industrial and commercial buildings when registered online - the most comprehensive guarantee on the market – and is direct to the building owner, with full rectification in the event of a coating failure.

Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® is backed up by independent certification, including: CPI5 (demonstrating excellent barrier properties) and an A+ rating for liberation of volatile organic compounds (VOC) against EN ISO 16000-9. The product is also BBA certified, which recognises “Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® coating and metal treatment will protect the steel substrate against corrosion for a period in excess of 40 years in normal industrial, urban, suburban and rural environments”.

In an era when embodied carbon is driving specification choices, product durability is more important than ever, contributing to sustainable building envelope solutions. Built to last and supported by the Confidex® Guarantee for up to four decades, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® demonstrates whole life carbon benefits over the duration of the building.

For more information, please contact the Colorcoat Connection® helpline using the details below.

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