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Fast-drying two-coat system protects Brazil’s World Cup legacy

When the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Brazil, we had already been involved in the Brazilian government’s intensive stadium preparation programme for three years. Our work included protecting the steel roofing structures of three stadiums built for the event.

The challenge
The metal structures for all three stadiums were manufactured and coated in Portugal, before being shipped to Brazil. The coating system had to protect the steel during the ocean crossing, as well as provide long-lasting protection in the Brazilian climate. In addition, all three stadiums had to be built and coated in a short space of time.

The solution
To meet these challenges, we provided a two-coat coating system, comprising Hempadur Fast Dry and Hempathane HS, that delivers excellent corrosion and abrasion resistance and is extremely easy to apply. Our Technical Service teams were on-hand in Portugal and Brazil to ensure the coatings were applied correctly and efficiently.

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