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2022 | 2023 - Looking Back and Looking Forward

In 2022, as in 2021, many things went differently than we thought or had planned. In business terms, Corona and all its ramifications still had us in its grip at the beginning of the year.

Since February 2022, Russia's war against Ukraine has marked a turning point – politically and economically. Many German companies, including Deffner & Johann, had to decide quickly how to react to the new situation. It was basically a question of whether one can still do business with Russia - and wants to.

January 17, 2023

Deffner & Johann on Tour: Nanorestore®-Workshop in Tallinn, Estonia

The Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation of the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA for short) organized a Nanorestore® workshop in cooperation with Deffner & Johann GmbH from December 12 - 14, led by Yngve Magnusson (Dipl. Rest. Univ.).

December 21, 2022

Review of the 14th denkmal in Leipzig

We are looking back on three intensive days at the fair, where you could feel the enthusiasm of everyone involved at every second. After the pandemic-related cancellation two years ago, the 14th denkmal returned very successfully to the great delight of all exhibitors, partners and visitors. 351 exhibitors from 12 countries presented their products and services from all areas of monument conservation and restoration at denkmal.

December 9, 2022

Deffner & Johann on Tour: denkmal 2022, Leipzig

Europe's Leading Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation from 24th - 26th November 2022 in Leipzig.

One-Stop Quality and Service

Deffner & Johann is the leading supplier of materials, tools and equipment for the preservation and restoration of historical monuments, art objects and cultural assets.
In its 140-year history, the family-owned company has made a name for itself as a specialist wholesaler for preservation and restoration supplies well beyond the German-speaking countries.

November 7, 2022

The Deffner & Johann Catalogue 2023 – now available

The new 2023 Deffner & Johann general catalogue is hot off the press and contains a wide range of exciting products.

We are pleased to be able to present to you on more than 270 pages a multitude of innovations, proven products and solutions for historic preservation, restoration and art handling.

November 3, 2022

Ottosson Swedish Linseed Oil Paints – Summer Special

Ottosson Swedish Linseed Oil Paints are well established as a natural and historic painting system and offer an environmentally conscious alternative to water- or solvent-based paints. The linseed oil paints are characterised by their extraordinary coverage, very good ageing properties and short drying times.

July 31, 2022

Back in our range – Wood-Burned Lime Putty

We are pleased to be able of offering wood-fired lime putty again. It is particularly important to us that the lime is produced according to traditional methods and in resource-conserving ways.
Our experienced and very reliable lime burner

July 31, 2022

European Restoration Paper - Handmade

Searching for a high quality European handmade restoration paper, we found what we were looking for. With this blog post, we would like to introduce you to a special paper that we have recently added to our product range.

May 30, 2022

Workshop "Soft Particle Blasting - the Gentle Dry Cleaning" at the University of Fine Arts (Dresden)

From May 18th to 19th, 2022, Deffner & Johann organized the two day workshop "Soft Particle Blasting - the Gentle Dry Cleaning" at the University of Fine Arts in Dresden, directed by Maren Dümmler M.A., a specialist on paper conservation. Soft particle blasting can be used to clean paper, parchment, wood, glass, wax seals, metal and many other surfaces gently.

May 25, 2022

Plastic paints The Environment

Study Reveals Paint Is the Largest Source Of Microplastics In The Ocean.

It is well known that microplastics in the oceans are a serious problem. However, the exact origin of these tiny particles has been largely unclear until now.

April 25, 2022
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