FSP’s Lappeenranta surface treatment plant in Finland possesses decades’ worth of strong ARC coating expertise.

The innovative ARC coating is particularly aimed for products which must endure high temperatures and mechanical and chemical stress in demanding conditions.

“ARC coating offers protection that is substantially superior in comparison to traditional coatings. ARC coatings provide excellent protection against erosion, corrosion, abrasion, and chemical corrosion,” says Jyrki Inkiläinen from FSP’s surface treatment plant in Lappeenranta.

“ARC coating is also a safe and environmentally friendly solution. Majority of the coatings are completely solvent-free, so they do not cause any harmful VOC emissions,” Inkiläinen continues.

ARC coating targets in Lappeenranta have included e.g. large filters, machines and other steel structures facing major wear and tear in demanding mining conditions.


A more protective surface

According to Inkiläinen, the industrial sector deals constantly with harmful environmental conditions that corrode structures. Consequently, the reliability and safety of production machinery usually decrease, and production volumes are reduced.

A typical, good example of a suitable ARC coating target is a sulphuric acid container. The advantages of ARC coating include improved corrosion resistance, longer service intervals, reduced maintenance costs and shorter down-time periods.


Tuuri for Site Manager in Lappeenranta

Tommi Tuuri has been appointed as the new Site Manager of FSP’s Lappeenranta surface treatment facility starting from June 2017. In addition to surface treatment, Tuuri has extensive experience from the industrial service sector. Manager Jarkko Peltonen, who successfully supervised the start-up phase, has relocated to Pori to act as the head of FSP’s Sampo-Rosenlew unit.

The Lappeenranta unit is currently handling various products related to mining and processing industries. The customer base includes e.g. several significant companies in the workshop and energy industries.

In addition to the acid pickling shop operating within the Outotec facility, the plant includes a separate paint shop and a steel grain blasting chamber, where the region’s metal industry enterprises can get their products of various sizes and materials a top-quality coating.