Osmo Holz und Colour
In conversation with Mr. Christian Cordes, Managing Director, Osmo Holz und Colour GmbH & Co. KG
The correct handling, processing and long-term protection of wood as a natural construction material has been our utmost priority. We know that only a suitable wood finish can meet the needs of wood so that it retains its natural beauty and durability for a long time.
Q. Could you please let our readers know about your company and product range?
A. Osmo is the place where wood meets colour. You can rely on wood and finishes from Osmo- thanks to our in-depth expertise in both these areas. We know what it comes down to in terms of wooden products and finishes so you can benefit from over 100 years of our experience. The correct handling, processing and
long-term protection of wood as a natural construction material have been our utmost priority. We know that only a suitable wood finish can meet the needs of wood so that it retains its natural beauty and durability for a long time. To achieve exactly these goals, Osmo has been developing micro-porous, natural oil and wax-based finishes since last 40 years.
Q. Would you please share us about UV-protection oil and wax product range of Osmo?
A. Sure. All exterior woods grey into a patina colour over time, but UV-Protection Oil has been developed to maintain the wood’s natural colour and slow the greying process by (UV factor) 12 times in comparison to untreated wood. Our specially developed UV-Protection Oil is ideal for windows, doors, cladding, fencing and other vertically structured joinery. Natural oil-based and the microporous finish does not crack, flake, peel or blister. It is water and dirt resistant; moisture regulating and reduces wood swelling and shrinkage.
Similarly, we have a specially developed wax named UVIWAX® UV-PROTECTION. It is clear or transparent, satin wood finish with a wax-like character for interior use. OsmoUviwax® UV-Protection guards the lignin in the wood against harmful UV radiation. The natural yellowing of wood is greatly reduced, and the natural, lightly coloured wood tone is preserved for a longer time. The dry finish is safe for humans, animals and plants.
Q. Which are the important big markets for your product?
A. Germany is obviously the biggest market for us. Then comes the UK. Japan is the prominent export market for us. Apart from these countries, we are exporting to over 60 countries and China is growing fast. To cover the local Chinese market, we have appointed eight partners in Shanghai.
Osmo is a century old German company specialized in handling, processing and protecting the natural resource of wood.
Today, Osmo is one of the leading producers and providers of numerous modern wood products. Osmo has been developing micro-porous, natural oil and wax-based finishes since last 40 years. Today Osmo’s products are available in 60 countries worldwide.