The new era of fire blankets
The new Fire Blanket with acrylic coating extinguishes fire better than before.
Jalo Helsinki fire blankets are made from acrylic coated glass fibre. The new acrylic coated material is proven to be more effective than ordinary glass fibre. In addition to the proven performance, all Jalo Helsinki fire blankets comply with the european standard for fire blankets en 1869:1997.
Acrylic coating makes the blanket more airtight, which helps in smothering the fire more effective than before yet the blanket is approximately 40% lighter compared to an ordinary fire blanket.
Tove Jansson was a novelist, cartoonist, painter and illustrator. Today she is known for her Moomin characters worldwide. Through her works she often spoke out for minorities and dealt also with difficult subjects such as loneliness and death. First sketched in 1930´s, the tolerant and heartfelt Moomin characters have shared their wisdom to both children and the adult audience.
Erik Bruun is a graphic designer who is best known and beloved from his posters but has also created designs for stamps and even Finnish currency. Finnish nature has been a major inspiration for the artist and depicting nature in it's full accuracy has become his trademark.
Harri Koskinen believes good design means finding ways to do things better than before. Cooperation with Jalo Helsinki started already with the smoke alarm Kupu, and has now expanded to a new product category. Alongside with Kupu, Alaska showcases the designer's simplistic Nordic style.
Erja Hirvi is a textile artist who believes in bringing beauty into people's lives. Green plants are close to her heart which can be seen from her works, including the Coral collection. For Erja Hirvi it is important to trust to one's own inner vision and love one's work, for her it is about putting a little bit of her soul to every creation.
Oiva Toikka is a glass artist who has had a significant impact on the field of Finnish glass design. During his long career Toikka has influenced in numerous fields such as costume and textile design, but is the best known for his unique pieces of glass art. His rich and colourful works are distinguishable from the Nordic tradition.
Frequently asked questions
Placing battery operated smoke alarms in your house is widely recommend. In some countries a wired smoke alarm, connected to a power source, is required in new buildings. Please check from your local authorities, which kind of smoke alarm is needed in case you live in a new building. Please note that it is recommend to change the smoke alarm in every 10 years. Our Kupu and Lento smoke alarms are equipped with 10-year battery, so they will last their entire recommend lifetime.
Requirements vary country-to-country. Please check the requirements from your local fire safety officials. Our suggestion is based on Finnish official requirements. You should place one smoke alarm per starting 60 square meters per a floor. In addition, we recommend placing smoke alarms also in the sleeping rooms.
Our smoke alarms are approved for use in all European Union countries and UK. In order to be sold for consumers smoke alarms have to earn a certification from an independent laboratory for compliance with CE EN 140604 standard. So, all our smoke alarm models are manufactured according to the CE EN 14604 standard and reviewed by third party inspectors.