Fermacell Greenline dry-lining board tackles VOCs
Greenline dry-lining board
Key component of Greenline absorbs the VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) found in many building materials such as paint, lacquers, glues and adhesives
Dry-lining application provider Fermacell launch Greenline
Benefits of Greenline
- mirrors the qualities of Fermacell’s original dry-lining board
- achieves the same fire, acoustic and impact qualities
- often with less layers and no need for reinforcement as traditional drylining methods
- helps guard against other common VOCs, such as ethanol which is found in cigarette smoke
Andrew Richardson, Technical Manager at Fermacell, said: ’The need to address the prevalence of VOCs is now starting to move to the top of the agenda throughout the building industry and over the next five years, tackling this issue will become increasingly important.
’VOCs can create chronic conditions so the need to address the root cause of their effects is a key priority’.
David Prout, Marketing Manager at Fermacell, said: ’Greenline reinforces Fermacell’s position as an innovative company prepared to tackle and solve challenging issues facing the construction industry.
’VOCs include a variety of chemicals and, not surprisingly, are present in far higher concentration indoors.
Common VOCs is chemical formaldehyde
- becomes a gas when exposed to room temperatures.
- emission of this gas can lead to irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, as well as headaches, dizziness and nausea
VOCs can come from
- new furnishings
- wall coverings
- offices equipment such as photocopy machines
’Most modern buildings have low levels of natural ventilation, which is helpful in reducing VOC concentration, due to air conditioning.
’Fermacell’s Greenline board addresses this by effectively reducing VOCs in any environment where it is installed’.
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