Fermacell's new Greenline product breathes in VOCs so you don't have to
Fermacell, the market leader in gypsum fibre board, is launching a revolutionary new product called ‘Greenline’ at Ecobuild (Stand N861) to tackle the health issue of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). VOCs are potentially harmful gases that can be found in many of today’s materials and products including building materials and furnishings, paints, lacquers, cleaning compounds, glues and adhesives.
Target market segments for Fermacell Greenline include: hospitals, healthcare, social housing, student accommodation, nursing homes, high-end new-build domestic housing and self-build. The main difference between standard Fermacell and ‘Greenline’ is the addition of a natural additive that absorbs VOCs leaching out of compounds as gases.
Fermacell Greenline not only reduces hazardous materials like formaldehyde, but helps remove unpleasant smells such as cigarette smoke. Benefits of Greenline include: providing the same performance as regular Fermacell; improvement of living environment; increase in BREEAM rating (as with standard Fermacell); possible BRE innovation BREEAM in offices - VOCs result from new furnishings, wall coverings and office equipment such as photocopy machines, which can off-gas VOCs into the air. Good ventilation and air conditioning systems are helpful at reducing VOC emissions in the indoor environment. Studies also show that relative leukemia and lymphoma can increase through prolonged exposure of VOCs in the indoor environment.