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Tikkurila Oyj: Tikkurila Drytech functional products solve many problems

Tikkurila Oyj

Press release
March 31, 2015, at 11:05 a.m.

Tikkurila has launched functional Drytech products whose function is based on
unique, microporous matrix technology. These products offer professionals,
industries and consumers effective solutions to problems with condensation,
mold, noise and asbestos.

The operating principles of the Drytech products are based on the physical
processes occurring in micropores, such as accumulation and evaporation of
water. The microporous structure breaks the surface tension of droplets, thus
allowing water to be absorbed into a large area of porous coating. The
coating will release the absorbed water when the surrounding humidity
decreases. From the functionality point of view it is essential that the
premises, where these products are used, are ventilated and moisture has a
chance to evaporate from the coating.

These products are waterborne and also easy to use, compared to making
structural changes. They meet the requirements of EU Health and Safety
regulations, and they have a long track record in the Nordic countries and in

GrafoTherm - anti-condensation coating

The main uses for the anti-condensation coating are un-isolated metal surfaces
with problems caused by condensation or dripping water. The product is
suitable for use indoors and also outdoors on rain-sheltered surfaces.
GrafoTherm has been granted the MED approval which means that it can be used
inside ships.

The millions of micropores in GrafoTherm form a multi-layer structure with
excellent moisture absorption capacity. When the surrounding humidity
decreases, the moisture absorbed by the coating evaporates rapidly.

BioRid - coating for mold protection

The BioRid coating is intended for eliminating condensation problems and
keeping surfaces dry. The coating temporarily accumulates condensation water,
and when the surrounding humidity decreases, the moisture from the coating is
evaporated into the air.

This product can be used for unpainted and previously painted interior
surfaces, when there is a need to protect the treated surface against mold.
Suitable areas of use include cellars, parking garages, food industry
premises, warehouses, animal sheds, etc. BioRid products cannot be used for
repairing moisture damages caused by inadequate ventilation or structural

Acoustics - noise-damping coating

The same physical properties, as in the other Drytech products, are utilized
for noise damping. The large surface area of the coating layer in the
Acoustics coating absorbs sound waves, and spreads them into the micropores,
which reduces noise and vibration effectively.

Acoustics forms a coating layer that prevents both condensation and spreading
of flames. Recommended areas of use include steel roofing sheets, metal
surfaces in vehicles and railway cars, ventilation ducts, and metal surfaces
in areas with vibration and noise problems. This product is suitable only for
indoor use.

AsbestGuard - coating for encapsulation of asbestos

AsbestGuard is a functional coating for encapsulating and sealing of asbestos
in cases which the asbestos cannot be removed. This product is for indoor use
only, and is intended for surfaces with asbestos cement, asbestos-sprayed
concrete surfaces, acoustic panels, and insulation of ventilation ducts.

Further information:


Žydrunas Cepkauskas
Group Product Portfolio Manager, Metal, Business Portfolio and Brand
Management, Tikkurila Oyj
Mobile phone +37065613687, e-mail zydrunas.cepkauskas(at)


Liselott Jönsson
Group Product Portfolio Manager, Interior, Business Portfolio and Brand
Management, Tikkurila Oyj
Tel. +4687756210, e-mail liselott.jonsson(at)

Tikkurila is the leading paints and coatings professional in the Nordic region
and Russia. With our roots in Finland, we now operate in 16 countries. Our
high-quality products and extensive services ensure the best possible user
experience in the market. Sustainable beauty since 1862.


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