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Versatile Structures and Interpon: A Sustainable Shade Structure Partnership

 Jamie Howard      In

In the vibrant city of Brisbane, where the sun often shines brightly, the need for shade structures is paramount. Versatile Structures, a renowned shade structure provider, has found a valuable partner in Interpon, a brand owned by AkzoNobel, a global manufacturer of high-quality powder coatings. This partnership is not just about delivering shade but also about promoting sustainability and innovation in the construction and design industry.

Interpon, headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is a powder coatings powerhouse with a global reach. Their commitment to sustainability aligns perfectly with Versatile Structures’ mission to provide effective and eco-friendly shade solutions. Interpon’s dedication to developing sustainable solutions is reflected in their product offerings. Their powder coatings, sold under the Interpon brand, are not just any coatings; they are a testament to innovation and eco-consciousness.

With 29 manufacturing sites in 21 countries, Interpon ensures that its products meet the highest global standards. Their 26 solutions laboratories worldwide focus on product optimization, tailoring coatings to meet specific customer needs. Additionally, three dedicated Powder technology centers in the USA, Asia, and Europe are hubs of innovation and technology development in the powder coating industry.

The partnership between Versatile Structures and Interpon benefits from the global presence and expertise of AkzoNobel. It means that innovative solutions and consistent product quality can be delivered to Brisbane and beyond. Moreover, the access to AkzoNobel’s Aesthetics Centre, a renowned institution for paint colour and trends, adds an extra layer of design expertise to their collaboration.

Interpon powder coatings, available in a wide variety of colours, finishes, and performance properties, cater to the diverse requirements of the construction industry. Whether it’s architectural projects, automotive applications, appliances, or agricultural and construction needs, Interpon’s powder coatings have proved their mettle.

However, what truly sets Interpon apart is its commitment to sustainability. Their powder coatings are not just solvent-free but also free of toxic heavy metals like lead or chromium (VI). This not only makes them environmentally friendly but also reduces the risk of fire, making them a safer choice for construction projects.

The advantages of Interpon’s powder coatings extend beyond safety and sustainability. They are highly efficient, with up to 99% usage and the ability to easily build high film thicknesses with just one coat. This means improved productivity and cost savings compared to traditional liquid paints. The low carbon footprint further solidifies their eco-friendly credentials.

Versatile Structures’ collaboration with Interpon ensures that their shade structures not only provide much-needed relief from the sun but also contribute to a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable environment. The eco-friendly coatings not only protect the structures but also the planet.

In conclusion, the partnership between Versatile Structures, the shade structure provider in Brisbane, and Interpon, the brand owned by AkzoNobel, is a testament to their shared commitment to sustainability, innovation, and quality. By using Interpon’s powder coatings, Versatile Structures can offer their customers safe, clean, economical, and eco-friendly shade solutions. This partnership serves as a shining example of how two companies, from different parts of the world, can come together to create a brighter and more sustainable future for all.


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    Jamie Howard - Director

    Co-founder and Director Jamie has been hands-on in the shade and steel industry since leaving school. With over 15 years’ experience in shade, membrane and steel projects, Jamie is excited about the design opportunities shade structures offer in the commercial and industrial sectors. Jamie’s extensive design skills give him a competitive edge in situations with technical design complexity. He has won two personal industry awards for his designs, alongside many company-won awards.