The 2017 World Expo is held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, between June 10 and September 10, 2017. The theme of the expo is "Future Energy" - promotion of sustainable energy and sustainable design.
Development of high-quality exterior products results in the long life-cycle of exterior surfaces and decreased environmental impact. Climate conditions set a variety of requirements for products that must function both in heat and frost, rain and sun.
Already for generations, sustainability has been a key requirement in viticulture and oenology. High quality winemaking is also setting strict sustainability requirements – especially for wine cellars.
The planning and development of paint and surface treatment products is carried out by young, promising researchers who create products that are a more responsible choice every day.
Tikkurila’s research, development and innovation move with the megatrends. In the next 30 years, we will see renewable raw materials enter the field due to a scarcity of resources, diminishing natural resources, and climate change. With new kinds of paint components, the carbon footprint of paint can be halved.
Tikkurila’s cooperation partner Emballator Lagan Plast is constantly working on ways to cut down loss and waste generated from production and supply chain to improve the sustainability of the paint packaging.
Seeing the world with the eyes of a child 05.12.2016
"Stop for a moment in the middle of your busy routines and try to look at the surrounding world through the eyes of a child. Can you see all the different colors?"
Tikkurila China is piloting a new solution for consumers to choose their favorite colors in a creative way. The Virtual Reality (VR) system is a technology providing a new way to experience and decorate apartments.
Every painter knows that after a painting project there is quite often some paint left over. The usual way is to store it for the next painting project. Instead of storing the paint at home or disposing it, one very kind and socially responsible way is to utilize the consumers' leftover paints in various community projects.
Beautiful murals were painted with Tikkurila's paints in seven cities in Finland.
We are launching Paint Fund in Sweden 17.05.2016
As part of our work within social responsibility and as a responsible actor in the community, we are now launching an initiative in Sweden that gives the general public the opportunity to realize socially beneficial painting projects. We call it the Paint Fund (Färgfonden).
Tikkurila has launched a new-generation wood stain, Valtti Plus Kesto, whose new binder guarantees maintenance intervals that are twice as long as with traditional stains for wood façades.
Tikkurila annually chooses and rewards the "Social Project of the Year". The 2015 winner is Tikkurila Kazakhstan and their “Bright Childhood” project in Almaty.
The latest innovation comes from Sweden from Beckers who offer paint in a new, environmentally friendly package with a screw-on cap. The new packaging needs less than 70 percent of the packaging material compared to a normal paint can and is easy to use.
Part of the Feel the Color collection, Fjord (color code M442) has a deep, mysterious glow and takes its inspiration from an ecological lifestyle.
Tikkurila has received a recognition for its investment activities in Kazakhstan. The annual investment awards recognize foreign investors in Kazakhstan for their investment activity and development for local production and high-tech industries.
Tikkurila is one of the main partners of the first ever Our House Festival for Suburbia, to be held on August 8–15 in Vantaa, Finland.
At the Arabia Street Festival in Helsinki, an eight meters high mural depicting the Arabia district was painted to the facade of an apartment building.
Tikkurila to partner with Vallila 04.05.2015
Tikkurila and Vallila Interior will start a partnership, which will make it easier for consumers to select matching wall colors and Vallila curtain designs to create harmonious interiors.
The Swan eco-label awarded to Tikkurila's industrial coating is a concrete indication that it is possible to develop industrial coatings that meet sustainability standards without compromising functionality or quality.