The BEECK inking units
A company introduces itself
In 1894, the company founder Ludwig Beeck began developing and manufacturing pure, silicification-active mineral paints based on water glass in Breslau. He succeeded in creating an inseparable bond between the paint and the microporous substrate with BEECK pure crystalline, a mineral paint system that is suitable for particularly valuable historical building materials indoors and outdoors. These original recipes are still in use today in the field of monument preservation and convince with their wide range of colours and enormous durability.read on
A new and cheaper type of product, synthetic resin dispersion paint, meant hard times for a consistent mineral paint manufacturer during the construction boom of the 1950s and 1960s. Mineral paints were almost forgotten and structural damage caused by the misuse of synthetic resins on porous mineral building materials increased.
Despite the discernible trend towards synthetic resin dispersion paints, BEECK's inking units remained true to the development and production of purely natural coating systems. On the basis of experience with purely mineral paints made of lime and water glass, investments were made in the development of paints based purely on plants. Since then, the AGLAIA Naturfarben brand, created in 1968, has rounded off the BEECK product portfolio.
The following owner, Gerhard Osterle, was also a specialist in the field of mineral and natural paints and devoted himself specifically to their further development. With the construction of the new production facility in 1972 on the Swabian Alb in Laichingen, he invested in modern machinery, his own development and application laboratory and outstanding specialists as the most important knowledge carriers.
The building tradition had changed in the past decades and with it the requirements for high quality and modern paints. Since the company was founded, we have worked consistently with natural raw materials such as beeswax, linseed oil, dammar and milk casein. To this day, BEECK offers an exquisite range of colours that meet the highest demands.
BEECK´sche Farbwerke - natural vegetable and mineral paints from a single source!