Indoor Air Quality Assurance

Did you know that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors? That is why we are committed to providing a high indoor air quality.

Actively Improving Air

Since people spend about 90% of their time indoors, the quality of that environment is vital.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency in the US, the volatile organic compound of formaldehyde can enter a building through products like engineered wood furniture, computers, carpeting, treated fabrics, hair sprays and cleaning materials. This potentially harmful substance can circulate throughout indoor living spaces and negatively impact on the air quality.

In fact, indoor air is often up to five times more contaminated than its outdoor counterpart. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to headaches, fatigue, concentration problems, allergies, asthma and more. It can be particularly threatening within healthcare settings where patients’ immune systems are already more vulnerable to illness.

Activ air

Activ'AirⓇ Technology

At Saint-Gobain Gyproc, we offer a family of products which have been designed to help improve the indoor environment for every room, building, and situation.   

Our plasterboards, ceilings and plasters featuring our patented Activ’Air technology actively clean the air by permanently removing formaldehyde from it and converting it into a safe, inert compound.

Activ'AirⓇ Benefits

  • Breathe easier: Activ’Air absorbs formaldehyde, contributing to improved indoor air quality.
  • Improve indoor air for generations: Activ’Air will continue to work for up to 50 years based on tests and analysis.
  • Add value: Upgrading to Activ’Air for a new home or project is a smart long-term investment.

Indoor air quality is a crucial consideration for any sustainable project. Installing products featuring Activ’AirⓇ technology in conjunction with implementing smart indoor air quality (IAQ) design and good building operation practices go a long way towards improving indoor air quality and comfort for building occupants.


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