About us

Our Product History

 

PINUS AMBER natural amber varnishes and impregnants are inseparable from the recipes of old manufactories,
workshops or craftsmen of the Baltic (East) Sea. We offer you only organic products of origin, in which the history
of amber began even more 50 million years ago.

In the twentieth century, with the development of the chemical industry and the development of synthetic materials,
the production of amber varnish was forgotten, although these products are now used in luxury skin care products,
space technology, architectural monuments, gilded roofs and other details, art or cult restoration.

 

Our small but constantly improving team, based on the theoretical and practical experience of some modern
scientists (Doctor of Chemistry Andžejus Voitechovičius, etc.), revived one of the oldest traditions in the Eastern
Baltic – the production of natural amber varnish. A philosophical approach, rather than a consumer one, has allowed
us to maintain a sustainable relationship between environmental (ecological) aspects and industrial factors. Our
production processes do not generate waste, only 100% is used. natural substances from sources that renew as
quickly as possible (flaxseed or other oils, common coniferous resin turpentines). As only a smaller part of the
amber raw material (about 30%) is used in the production of jewelry, we have the opportunity to use the non-jewelry
part of this mineral for the production of Pinus Amber varnishes and impregnants.

Our values

how we do it

Natural materials

Our production processes use only natural materials from rapidly renewable sources

Eastern Baltic traditions

One of the oldest traditions of the Eastern Baltic – the production of natural amber varnish – has been revived

Philosophical approach

A philosophical approach, rather than a consumer one, has allowed us to maintain a sustainable relationship between environmental aspects and industrial factors.

Interesting facts

Pinus Succinfera (Latin) is a species of particularly succulent pines that grew in our latitudes during the Eocene. Its fossil resins, over time and undergoing oxidation, polymerization and microorganism processes, have turned into amber – a mineral whose physical and chemical properties make our multi purpose varnish and impregnants exceptional: extremely resistant to moisture, water, UV rays, mechanical impact and most importantly – bioagressors and microorganisms. This determines the longevity of our declared PINUS AMBER varnish.

Even in Viking times (in Jutland), masters purposefully used the properties of amber to protect ships or other structures from adverse natural factors: salt water, excessive molluscs and algal growth below the waterline, which greatly reduced the speed and maneuverability of ships. Everyone has ever heard about the special timbre of the violins made by master Antonius Stradivarius, who lived in the 17th-18th centuries. There is no doubt about the quality of his works, but few people know that Antonius Stradivarius used natural amber lacquer to decorate his violins. Natural amber lacquer was doing it’s best in the production of furniture, art, interiors of the most luxurious palaces (e.g.Hermitage parquet).

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