The foundation of Osmo wood finishes has been based upon purified and refined natural resources through the last 40 years. The dry finish fulfils both the DIN EN 71.3 (suitable for children's toys) and DIN 53160 (fast to perspiration and saliva) and as such is safe for humans, animals and plants. Osmo uses carefully harvested natural oils (sunflower, soya, linseed and thistle oils) and hard waxes (carnauba and candelilla waxes) for it's finishes. The inorganic pigments used for Osmo wood finishes are created from natural ores, these are cleaned and refined until a level of physiological purity has been achieved and only a pure mineral element remains.
Osmo has been working for many years with 'High Solid Products' which contain only a small amount of solvents. For years now Osmo has also been working to develop products which are completely free from solvents (VOC's), as a result of this research the Osmo 'Full Solid' range of products was launched, Osmo is still striving to develop this technology further for years to come.
Products are in accordance with, and certified to, relevant VOC-regulations as per DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 (Quality management systems) and 14001 (environmental management systems) demonstration that Osmo, as a responsible manufacturer of wood and wood finishes, is committed to developing itself and it's products to meet both the ecological and economical challenges which are faced in modern times. Due to the low amounts of solvents used in our products, the Osmo production facility has not been bound by the German emissions law since 1998, in addition to this technical systems are also encapsulated to ensure that very little emissions can enter the atmosphere.
Osmo supports sustainable forestry and works diligently to ensure that the origin of timbers used can be proven. To help improve, and with our natural resources in mind, Osmo has taken on the high standard of FSC©-certification for certain products.
Osmo has been certified since January 2005 for the production and sale of FSC© products, certified products can be found in the catalogue carrying the FSC© logo.
Further information can be found on: www.fsc-uk.org