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Wolf Group and Krimelte at BAU 2015

13.01.15

BAU Munich 2015, the “World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems” is taking place January 19-24, 2015.

Please feel invited to visit Wolf Group at Hall A6, Stand 420.

BAU Munich is the largest and most important biennial fair solely focused on the building industry. Wolf Group will be represented on it with own stand for first time. 

Wolf Group acquires majority of shares in Olive Química S.A., a Spanish company

06.02.14

The transaction gives opportunities for strengthening Group’s presence in Western Europe and the Spanish-speaking markets worldwide.

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Member of FEICA, Krimelte, signed a Declaration of Intent

02.01.14

In September 2012 European one-component foam (OCF) manufacturers representing more than 90% of the market came together to sign a Declaration of Intent aimed at implementing international standards and enhancing the reputation of the industry. An early achievement has been the development of standardised test methods, which will allow the performance of OCF products to be measured, compared and communicated in an accurate manner for the first time.

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Krimelte foams fitted with a new economic applicator

06.05.13

Starting from 1 February, all straw foams manufactured at Krimelte factories are fitted with a new straw applicator that has a new design and an optimum diameter. The new applicator has been designed by Krimelte in order to make the use of straw foams easier and more economic.

The new straw is thinner than before and based on the tests, it ensures better results under various conditions, compared to other diameters.blank-strawfoam

In comparison with the traditional wider straw, the advantages are:

34% better outflow
40% more accurate measures
20% smaller post-expansion
33% tighter structure

Besides that, the new straw trigger has a special nozzle for attaching the straw during pauses of up to 1.5 hours to avoid clogging in the straw.

Wolf Group delivers its best financial-year performance of all time

06.05.13

Wolf Group, which exports construction foams, joint sealants and breathable facade solutions to nearly fifty countries, has delivered its all-time best business performance. In the 2012 financial year, the sales turnover of the group of companies grew by approximately 12%, amounting to 91 million euro. Wolf Group posted an operating profit of 8.3 million euro. The business performance was positively impacted by an increase in production efficiency, an expansion of exports to new countries, and a strengthening of positions on the existing export markets.

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Krimelte intensifies cooperation with University of Tartu

01.10.12

Krimelte, a producer of joint sealants and construction foams that imports approximately 95% of its produce, and Tartu University Foundation announced a grant aimed at the support of gaining education and pursuing scientific work in the field of chemistry.

The grant is open for application to all master’s candidates of the field of chemistry in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Tartu.

“We have enjoyed many years of successful cooperation with the University of Tartu and the initiation of this grant programme is a natural continuation of our fruitful joint endeavours,” Alar Salum, the managing director of Krimelte, comments on the new grant fund.

Salum says that the development of the field of construction chemistry has been impressive.  “Our success is continuously based on our keeping track of the developments in the field, and hence our intention is to inspire students to research the contemporary methods used in the production of polyurethane foams,” 

The grant winner will be selected during the month of November by representatives of Krimelte and the University of Tartu, and the grant is officially handed over on the anniversary of the Estonian-speaking University in the beginning of December.

Krimelte foams fitted with a new economic

01.08.12

Starting from 1 February, all straw foams manufactured at Krimelte factories are fitted with a new straw applicator that has a new design and an optimum diameter. The new applicator has been designed by Krimelte in order to make the use of straw foams easier and more economic.

The new straw is thinner than before and based on the tests, it ensures better results under various conditions, compared to other diameters.

In comparison with the traditional wider straw, the advantages are:

34% better outflow
40% more accurate measures
20% smaller post-expansion
33% tighter structure

Besides that, the new straw trigger has a special nozzle for attaching the straw during pauses of up to 1.5 hours to avoid clogging in the straw.

People's favourite Penosil foam sculptures will be installed in the Old Town

01.05.12

Penosil Art having won the hearts of the visitors of the Old Town by giant foam sculptures the last year will return to Treff Festival also this time. Today, on the 24th of May at 13.00 at the festive opening ceremony of Treff Festival, the public will be introduced to eight foam sculptures of Penosil Art.

Three-dimensional sculpture letters are prepared by the students of the faculty of sculpture and installation and jewellery and smith art of the Estonian Art Academy and about thousand balloons of construction foam were spent on preparing them.

According to Kirke Kangro, artist and head of the sculptures faculty of the Estonian Art Academy, the public can read the word TAVALINE (COMMON) when passing by the letters. This should make us think about our daily life and moments in it. “This is what we find natural, granted, common, boring and where the different matters are actually hidden,” Kangro listed only a few questions applied by sculptures that make us think.

According to the author of Penosil Art project and N-letter Mats Laes Nuter, the N-letter is an experimental and flexible effort to make a bended figure out of something straight. “3D in its most flashing key or what would be the N like if it was not plane and what would be of its name and face,” discusses Nuter.

“To my opinion, the author marks of graffiti artists are their signatures in principle,” said author of L-letter Pauliina Jokela from Finland. “Combining the figures of hare and angel by L-letter, the common letter became my personal author mark in the word “TAVALINE” (“common”),” adds the young artist with pride.

According to Jaan Puusaag, leader of the project and great supporter of Treff Festival, it is a pleasure to see the continuous development and three-year tradition of Penosil Art effort. “Foam sculptures are great examples of art creation and synergy between two different areas that gives an added value to the foam as a construction material and highlights its potential that is unique and cannot be noticed at the first sight,” added Puusaag.

The last year, the sculptures of singer Georg Ots, prime ballerina Kaie Kõrb, conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, wrestler Georg Lurich, actress Ita Ever, historian Jüri Kuuskemaa, poet Juhan Viiding and former president Lennart Meri were prepared for the sculpture exhibition of Penosil Art.

However, the first foam figure appeared into the town room during the Old Town days in 2010 when the figure of the nun Elsabe prepared by the design of the artist Kalju Kivi and based on the legend of Jüri Kuuskemaa was exhibited next to the Estonian Youth and Puppet Theatre.

Tempsi enters the Chilean market of prefabricated houses

01.11.11

Krimelte Tempsi OÜ, part of the Wolf Group and the Estonian market leader of ventilated façade solutions, has thanks to its partners also made it into the Chilean market of prefabricated houses by the current moment. The first containers with house assemblies were dispatched last week.

Tiit Arro, the executive manager of Tempsi speaks with business-daily Äripäev.

Krimelte awarded Estonia’s most prestigious entrepreneurship award

01.09.11

Enterprise Estonia, the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Estonian Employers Confederation has given Krimelte, which belongs to the Wolf Group, the Design Applier 2011 award. Design Applier 2011 is one of the Entrepreneurship Award categories, which recognises Estonian companies that have accomplished economic success with original design and encourages local companies to work with Estonian designers.

Krimelte has consistently and strategically implemented design since 2005. The company has focused on product design, involving graphic as well as renowned industrial designers. In addition, Krimelte also uses design in its motivational system for workers and co-partners, where the Wolf Club has become a separate brand.

The Entrepreneurship Award is the state’s highest recognition awarded to companies and entrepreneurs and it is also the longest standing entrepreneurship competition in Estonia. During the contest, the most successful are selected in six business activities that are considered most vital to the state.

The Wolf Group is an umbrella group that encompasses the sales and production companies of the leading construction chemicals and building materials producer – Krimelte – in Estonia as well as abroad. The Wolf Group has factories in Estonia and Russia, as well as sales units in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and Denmark. Its export market covers nearly 50 countries from Norway to Australia, and Brazil to Japan.