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Hansacolor, a shop selling Tikkurila decorative paints and industrial coatings, opened in the summer of 2013 in the Mustamäe area of Tallinn. Marketing begins as soon as you walk in the door: the large patterns and bold colouring of the floor designs are impossible to overlook.
Tikkurila’s new series of Temadur SC-F paints have shorter drying times than the previous Temadur SC series. Customers are extremely satisfied with these products because they can be used as single-coat paints because they have high sagging value and they contain anticorrosive pigments.
Akvilac FD 25 acrylate lacquer 31.05.2013
Akvilac FD 25 is a water-borne, one-component acrylate lacquer. Fast-drying, it is used as an all-round lacquer in interior premises.
The EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR) will become effective on 1 July 2013.
Temaline EPL 100 epoxy phenolic coating is suitable for steel surfaces exposed to immersion in and spatter from oil, petrol and water, for example.
Tikkurila continues the blog collaboration it started last year with the US trend guru Doty Horn.
In order to meet customers' requirements, we have expanded our collection of M1 classified wood finishes.
Colour Card – 150 Years of Tikkurila Stories 13.12.2012
The paint company Tikkurila turned 150 years on 14 August 2012. To celebrate this, a book has been compiled describing how a small oil press has grown into one of the leading paint companies in the Nordic area as well as in Russia and elsewhere in East Europe.
Design floor techniques for concrete floors 12.12.2012
Concrete and concrete floors do not have to be dull and grey. By using Tikkurila Design Floor Techniques you can make more individual and colourful floors without compromising wear resistance.
In May 2012, the Estonian Maritime Museum opened a new branch in the hangars of the Seaplane Harbour in Tallinn.
On the paint trail – Tikkurila 150 years 10.09.2012
Franck Media’s documentary series Key to Success tells the story of Tikkurila Paint Factories, originally established in 1862.
Temacoat is a product family with high-solids epoxy paints. Using them can reduce costs and solvent emissions. The painted surface is recoatable for a very long time without roughening, up to six months if recoating will be done with epoxy paints. Temacoat products are suitable for steel frameworks, pipe bridges, conveyors and other similar structures and equipment.
Kilden – a source of culture 18.07.2012
The Finnish Steel Construction Award (Vuoden Teräsrakenne) winner in 2011 is the theatre, opera and concert hall Kilden in Kristianstad, Norway. The impressive building is a fantastic example of Finnish architecture and competence in steel structure construction. The award was given to Arkkitehtitoimisto ALA Oy, Ruukki Construction Oy and Norwegian constructors, the main contractor and structural designer.
Crusell Bridge a new landmark in Helsinki 20.07.2012
The construction of the Crusell Bridge, spanning the Ruoholahti channel, was completed in Helsinki last year. The bridge pylons rise 49 metres above sea level, and the bridge has 5.25 metres of sailing height to ensure unimpeded boat traffic. A two-way road runs along this 143-metre-long and 25-metre-wide bridge, bordered by sidewalks for pedestrian and bicycle traffic and bisected by a tramway traffic area.
Tikkurila has started publishing a trend blog as part of its Profe service concept for professionals. The blogger is Doty Horn, a frequent speaker at design industry trade shows and a trend commentator in various media outlets. Horn’s first blog was posted in early March and the second one in June on Tikkurila’s website for professionals at www.tikkurila.fi/thecolorvoyantwatch.
Pinja Color Oil (439 0070) is a water-borne, oil-based translucent wood finish that protects wood from weathering, especially from humidity, sun light and dirt. The product slows downs humidity absorption and reduces the cracking of wood.
Akviwax Satin – for waxing wooden surfaces 05.07.2012
Akviwax Satin (472 6909), containing natural wax, is a water-borne product for indoor wooden surfaces. It is especially suitable for waxing objects in spaces with a high level of humidity such as sauna benches, panelled walls and ceilings as well for doors and window frames.
The steel structures of the winter entertainment complex Snow Arena in Druskininkai, Lithuania were painted with more than 50,000 litres of Tikkurila's coatings. Surface treatment was made with Temacoat RM 40 epoxy paint as a single coat system. Dry film thickness was 200 µm.
This year World Design Capital is Helsinki together with surrounding towns of Kauniainen, Espoo, Vantaa and Lahti. In Vantaa, the theme for the year is everyday design. The city’s exhibition room for World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, the Vantaa Design Window, will showcase projects in Vantaa during the design capital year, as well as developments in everyday lives and living environments made possible by design.
Temasolid SC products are now available in two gloss levels: 60 and 80. These products are particularly suitable for surfaces exposed to stress due to climate conditions and wear and tear, such as construction, excavation and agricultural machinery and other machines and equipment. Due to extremely high solids content, the products can be used cost-efficiently as single-coat paints without a separate primer.
For 150 years already, Tikkurila has offered beauty and protection. A small oil press has grown into one of the leading paint companies in the Nordic area as well as in Russia and other selected Eastern European countries. – Tikkurila inspires you to color your life.
A competitive edge with colours 25.10.2011
Colours generate a positive sense of the quality of a product. People often go for the one that pleases the eye when choosing between products with the same technical properties. Despite this, industrial production does not yet fully exploit the opportunities provided by shapes and colours for improving products’ competitiveness.
It was the company's impressive track record in supplying water-borne systems in demanding environments that led to Tikkurila AB winning the contract with Apply Emtunga AB to provide a paint solution for a living quarters module on an offshore platform in the Caspian Sea.
Fontemal – heat-resistant paint 18.10.2011
Fontemal contains a silicone-based binding agent, which enables the product to withstand temperatures of up to 500 ºC. The paint is suitable for steel and aluminium surfaces, and for coating cast-iron fireplace doors and sauna stoves in particular. Other applications include ovens, steel flue pipes, and vehicle exhaust pipes.
Merit Rubin 25 furniture lacquer 30.09.2011
A range of lacquers is available, for various uses within the furniture and fixture industry. Lacquers are chosen based on ease of use and time taken to dry. Merit Rubin 25, a two-component, catalysed multi-purpose lacquer is designed to meet the challenges of the wood industry.
M1-emission classification 30.09.2011
Finnish labelling system for indoor building materials, such as industrial water-borne products for wooden surfaces
Autumn’s most interesting furniture, design and interior decoration event is being held on 14–18 September at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Tikkurila’s Semi-transparent Wood Finishes Colour Card is now electronically available on our website. While the shades visible on the computer’s display cannot replace genuine colour samples, they are as close as possible to our original colour samples painted on a pine surface.
Modern exterior lacquer systems are nowadays mostly water- borne. Systems are based on an impregnation agent, medium and top lacquer combinations, and each product has a specific role in the overall system.
In recent years, emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been discussed extensively. As the issues have not lost any of their weightiness, it is perhaps time to examine briefly the requirements laid down for coating installations in EU directives.
Faster curing with Temadur SC-F 80 14.06.2011
Many customers have already found the benefits of the new fast curing Temadur SC-F 80. The popularity of this product is based on its versatile technical properties, as it can be used either a single-coat finish for agricultural and earth moving machinery and other equipment, or as a topcoat in epoxy/polyurethane paint systems for surfaces exposed to weathering and chemical stress in storage tank exteriors, steel framework and other steel structures.
Changes in the Safety Data Sheets 09.06.2011
The European Union has adopted a new regulation concerning Safety Data Sheets ((EU) No 453/2010), which brings changes to the format of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) of our products.
Tikkurila's Temaspray and Fontespray aerosol paints are easy to use for painting of small objects and repairing surfaces that might have been damaged during transportation, installation and usage. Small painting defects are also easy to cover discretely.
Many tourists and football fans will visit Poland to watch the European Football Championship games in 2012, and many of them will travel by train. For ensuring a nice welcome for travellers, the renovation of the Central Railway Station in Warsaw was started in September 2010. According to the schedule, the main hall will be ready by May 2011, the new façade by October and the platforms totally renovated by December.
Early in the year 2011, the results of many years of design cooperation between Tikkurila and the sculptor Antero Toikka were displayed at Galleria Sculptor in Helsinki. In many of the works seen at the exhibition, titled Day and Night, the artist used steel treated with Tikkurila industrial coatings. Tikkurila experts supported him in the selection of products and surface treatment solutions.
The city of Kemi, Finland, brightens its image with art in the public space, visible also to those speeding past the city on the motorway. Tikkurila was involved in an exciting design project to liven up the motorway bridge with a light gate.
Sustainable solutions by painting 17.01.2011
Environmentally compliant products are attracting increasing interest among consumers and industry. In Tikkurila’s paint production, sustainable solutions include reducing the amount of solvents, developing water-borne products and lengthening maintenance intervals.
Tikkurila have high quality non-yellowing and fast drying acid catalysed lacquers. These two component products are suitable for wooden surfaces such as furniture, kitchen cabinets and doors. Drying to sand time is only 20 to 30 minutes in 50°C temperature. In 70°C temperature, drying to sand time is only 15 to 20 minutes.
Tikkurila’s new water-borne products, Akvi Top 30 FD and Akvi Primer MDF, are user-friendly and more environmentally compliant. They are ideal for the surface treatment of doors, panels and mouldings, and other wooden surfaces and boards.
Tikkurila provided surface treatment materials for Finland´s pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The Shanghai World Expo ran from 1 May to 31 October 2010. Finland pavilion Kirnu is an architectural masterpiece designed by Helsinki based JKMM Architects, head architect being Teemu Kurkela. The pavilion is inspired by nature and called Kirnu in Finnish, Giant´s Kettle in English. Kirnu attracted 5,7 million visitors during the six months of World EXPO, which is some 8% of the total amount of 72 million visitors to 192 pavilions.
Building of the hull of the luxury cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse, ordered by cruise line Celebrity Cruises, was begun early 2009 at the shipyard of Meyer Werft GmbH in Papenburg, Germany. The vessel was handed over to its owner in July 2010. The interior decoration work of the ship’s main dining room was carried out by the Finnish Merima, using Tikkurila’s MED-approved paint products.
Sweden’s new national stadium, the Swedbank Arena, currently under construction in Stockholm, is the latest achievement in Tikkurila's and Rautaruukki’s twenty year co-operation. The steel structures and roofing elements, supplied by Ruukki, will be painted with Tikkurila products, which are proved to have excellent resistance to challenging weather conditions and heavy wear and tear.
Cost-effective and Energy-smart Coating 06.09.2010
Painting is an important part of the manufacturing process of steel structures and equipment. The effects of paint coating on product look, quality and cost of surface treatment are well known. Less attention has been paid to the environmental, energy and lead-time effects of the selected painting system.
More extensive than ever before, our floor coating selection now includes a conductive floor coating system comprising Temafloor 310 ESD epoxy primer and solvent-free Temafloor 4000 ESD epoxy screed. Together, these products form a floor coating that conducts or removes static electricity.
New products to the RAL EFFECT Collection 08.06.2010
In the manufacture of industrial products, the significance of colour design and colour marketing has been increasing for some time. In addition to brand-specific colours, customers seek highly visible, individual and distinctive products.
Painting systems ensuring long-lasting protection for construction in most demanded off-shore atmospheric.
Environmentally friendly and polyurea-based Temasolid SC 60 and Temasolid SC-F 80 represent the latest paint technology and Tikkurila’s many years of experience. Furthermore, Temasolid products, fulfill demanding customer’s requirements; cost-efficiency, low VOC emissions and excellent anticorrosion properties.
The NORSOK M-501 standards, developed by the Norwegian oil industry, set requirements for pretreatment, painting methods and protective coatings for structures which must withstand highly demanding conditions. These standards’ testing methods are therefore the most demanding on the market.
Temalac SC-F, an anti-corrosive, is designed as an alkyd-based single coat.
ZAO Enran is a diversified Ukrainian company that manufactures windows and furniture. Its business interests also include construction, investment, communications, transportation and trade. Enran has been active in the Ukrainian market for over 15 years.
Novipur products for demanding applications 26.08.2009
New polyurethane-based Novipur paints and lacquers have been developed for wood surfaces that require presentability as well as excellent durability. Novipur products are ideal for use on furniture at home, in hotels, offices, kitchens, bathrooms and public areas.
The Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland, is a breathtaking architectural accomplishment and a unique building that houses the Maritime Museum of Finland, the Kymenlaakso Museum, and the Maritime Centre Vellamo.
The importance of coating concrete floors in parking garages has long been a talking point in Poland, as coated concrete flooring provides good protection against chemical and mechanical stress.
Temacoat SPA Primer is designed as a primer or an intermediate coat for steel structures and equipment. It has a high solid content, which means lower solvent emissions compared to traditional epoxy paints. In addition, this higher solid content improves cost efficiency.
The product development of paints is progressing by leaps and bounds on various fronts. Nano particles are being used to improve wear resistance, while additives and binders are being employed in the creation of functional coatings. Paint coatings can also be used to impact on energy consumption. Even self-mending paint coatings have been developed under laboratory conditions.
We started a renewal project in autumn 2008 to build a product range offering higher quality and greater added value to our customers.
Temafloor PU is a new, solvent-free two-component polyurethane coating intended for floors that are exposed to mechanical and chemical stress in industrial and storage facilities where a more flexible and impact-resistant coating than epoxy is required.
Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has developed in cooperation with Phoseon Technology a new ultraviolet light (UV) curing coating method UVITEC® 2D for two-dimensional objects such as parquet boards, doors and other furniture components made of wood or wood-based materials.