About Us

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HOW IT BEGAN

SMI Trading was initially established in 1986 as a chemical component supplier to Zambia.

 

In 1991 – Management decided to pursue a manufacturing philosophy of being an intermediate supplier.

Trade Mark Silkwood was established in the central trading area of Johannesburg.

Since its establishment SMI Trading has grown throughout the years to become a significant distributor and stockist of wood coatings in the South Africa region. Silkwood provides superior wood protection, care and treatment products for interior, exterior and garden wood. 

 

Renowned throughout the professional and DIY markets for offering the very highest possible standard of wood protection, products bearing the Silkwood name benefit from the most recent advances in coatings technology. The Silkwood range offers decorative wood coating products and sealers which range from those of industrial application to those for DIY/ Domestic use.

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WHERE HERITAGE MEETS INNOVATION

At Silkwood we pride ourselves on creating the very best in wood protection products; drawing on more than 30 years of experience. Silkwood has a product for every project from preparation and pre-treatments to top coats – products that will ensure lasting superior wood protection whether in the home or in the garden.

SILKWOOD-ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY UNDERPINNED BY OVER 30 YEARS OF HISTORY

Silkwood offers a wide range of professional products, offering the very highest possible standard of wood protection. With over 30 years of innovation and experience, every product ensures superior wood protection.

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Superior Quality

Silkwood provides superior wood protection for all interior, exterior and garden timber. The woodcare products in Silkwood’s vast portfolio are long lasting and durable, whilst maintaining the natural beauty of the wood. Silkwood recognises that a meticulously designed building requires an immaculate finish, whether commercial or residential.

Silkwood products are subject to paramount research and development which ensures that they remain at the forefront in terms of technology and performance, while exhibiting high environmental credentials. The continuous upgrading of the wood treatment product range and the inclusion of customised raw material components has created a range of products that are outstanding in terms of: Minimising wood degradation such as warping and cracking and other factors including durability, cost performance, low maintenance and aesthetic appeal.