Two of Tikkurila's interior paints, Joker and Remontti-Ässä, were granted the Swan label on November 7, 2011.
VANTAA, Finland – Two of Tikkurila's interior paints, Joker and Remontti-Ässä, were granted the Swan label on November 7, 2011. The recognition highlights Tikkurila's goal to develop products with a minimum impact on the environment. In addition to stringent environmental regulations, paint bearing the Swan label fulfills precise requirements for quality, which covers the entire product lifecycle from raw materials to the product's manufacture, use, and waste disposal.
Joker, with its silky matt finish, is ideal for interior walls and ceilings in living rooms, bedrooms and similar dry spaces. The semi-matt Remontti-Ässä is best suited for wall and ceiling surfaces, especially in interiors requiring continuous cleaning, such as kitchens, entrance halls, and stairwells.
Joker and Remontti-Ässä belong to the top M1 category for indoor air as defined by the Finnish Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate. This is restricted to building materials from which very little or no compounds evaporate into room air. Both products also bear the EU Ecolabel and the Allergy and Asthma Federation's collaboration symbol. Joker also fulfils the requirements of the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) for fire safety. The Key Flag logo on the packaging confirms the Finnish origin of these products.
Only products and services belonging to the best in their group are granted the official Nordic Ecolabel, known as the Swan label. The label's criteria are set so that a maximum of 20–30 percent of products or services in each group can meet them. These criteria are revised every few years to ensure that the Swan label continues to differentiate the best products and services, from an environmental perspective.
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