The Surface Treatment Committee is responsible for standardisation and research in the field of surface protection.

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The SSG Surface Protection Committee, which was launched in 1974, works with SSG’s surface protection standards. The committee monitors situations and works to distribute experience in respect of surface protection, as well as working constantly to keep the documentation up to date and ensuring that new standards and aids are developed in the field. The SSG Surface Protection Committee is based on expertise and tried and tested experience in the industry.

The committee comprises representatives from industry, international paint suppliers, contractors and technical specialists in this area. Industry representatives also participate in various working groups. The committee works to distribute information and knowledge of the importance of choosing the right surface protection, and also to increase awareness of how SSG standards can simplify and improve work. The committee also aims to devise new tools and methods to facilitate surface protection work. 

The committee’s ambition

Everyone in the industry must understand the long-term profitability offered by having the right surface protection. Knowledge of SSG must be a self-evident element in the day-to-day activities of companies, and the surface protection standards must be the obvious choice for all procurement procedures and surface protection implementations in the forestry industry and other sectors where this is considered appropriate. The Surface Protection Committee must work to develop surface protection instruments that take into account environments in the forestry industry and other industry facing similar challenges in Europe, from a life cycle perspective. The environment, health and safety should always be taken into account and must be given priority when devising, developing and revising documentation, tools and methods for surface protection work.

Committee members

  • Jim Olovsson, SCA Munksund, chairman
  • Tarmo Kokko, BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön, vice chairman
  • Charlotte Persson ÅF, Division Industry
  • Josefin Bengtsson, International
  • Lars Lundén, Södra Cell Mönsterås
  • Mats Nordin, Tikkurila Coatings
  • Bengt Stewall, Jotun
  • Christopher Lood, Teknos
  • Tor-Björn Claesson, Plast & Målningsteknik AB
  • Sara Vedin, SSG

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