What is activ’ air?
Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s Activ’ Air
, is a plasterboard that uses an innovative technology to actively improve indoor air quality, by removing VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) from the air and keeping them out, offering a healthier internal environment.
Activ’ Air’s technology takes VOCs and converts them into safe, inert compounds that once captured in the board cannot be released back into the air. It is a passive system that works without one knowing it’s there. Several tests conducted on the product have proven that even after multiple renovations the board continues to clean the air for 75 years.
Why is it an important product to use in a home?
Most people spend 90 per cent of their time indoors and as a result there is a growing awareness of the importance of indoor air quality and its impact on health and productivity. Many impurities are found in the air and long-term exposure to these pollutants, which are naked to the visible eye, can cause health problems and reduce general well-being.
Indoor environments are affected by many factors, including local climate, building materials, occupants and potential containment sources such as furnishings, moisture and outdoor pollutants. The source of many of these pollutants, include; computers, copiers and printers, cleaning materials, paints, solvents and adhesives, smoke, dust, carpet fibres, pesticides, carbon monoxides from car exhaust fumes and carbon dioxide from combustion of fossil fuels from heating equipment and generators.
The new Activ’ Air plasterboards with air purifying technology offers the ideal way to absorb all impurities and reduce overall health risks. It removes 100 percent of aldehydes and almost completely removes any other pollutants, which occur in the form of VOCs.
Gyproc Activ’ Air is not only characterised by its purifying effect on indoor air, it also exhibits a range of quality features that make it a versatile drywall construction solution. The application of water based acrylic paint or breathable wallpapers do not affect the working of the product. It has a high fire protection classification, and its hard surface makes it resistant to everyday mechanical stresses such as knocks and scratches.
For more information visit www.gyproc.co.za or contact heidi olivier on 012 657 2800