As part of its strategy to develop sustainable solutions and services and to use less fossil-based materials Teknos has launched a renewable, waterborne external furniture wood oil. The renewable WOODEX BIOLEUM wood oil is sold on the consumer market. 60% of the wood oil's total carbon content is bio-based (based on C14 analysis according to EN 16640).
In WOODEX BIOLEUM, the use of non-renewable resources such as crude oil has been minimized and replaced by vegetable oil-based solutions. Further, due to fact that the product has a higher volume solid than conventional wood oil, a smaller amount of the product is needed to treat a larger surface.
Only one layer is needed and should be applied to get the best results. The main raw material in the furniture oil is linseed oil, which has been chemically modified. Treating the furniture with the wood oil will extend the lifespan and protect the object from weather conditions such as rain or sun.
WOODEX BIOLEUM product is designed to protect garden furniture and is sold on the Finnish and Swedish market. Extension to other markets and objects are in the pipeline.
Teknos actively seeks for new alternative solutions, such as bio-based and secondary raw materials, to replace fossil-based ones and investigates the possibilities to utilize side streams from other industries in terms of circular economy.