Ekotex Clean Air (Schone Lucht)


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Ekotex Clean Air is a revolutionary, patented glass fibre wallcovering that neutralizes more 100 harmful chemicals from the air, including formaldehyde. Tests show it can remove up to 70% of formaldehyde from indoor air. From measurements recently carried out in the province of Gelderland, it appears that the air quality in a large percentage of primary schools does not meet the standards of the WHO (World Health Organization), which leads to health problems. Ekotex Clean Air actively contributes to a healthier and better indoor air quality and meets the programme requirements for ‘Frisse Scholen’ (Fresh Schools)’. Currently, 80% of classrooms in the Netherlands do not meet the requirements of this program.

Ekotex Clean Air glass fibre wallcoverings are air-purifying for at least 10 years and neutralize volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde. Ekotex is not made from fossil fuels, recycles/reuses materials and meets BREEAM requirements. With limited financial resources, an optimal and sustainable wall finish is achievable.  The five categories for the Fresh Schools programme are: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort, Visual Comfort and Acoustic Comfort. Each theme has an ambition ranking system of Class C (acceptable), Class B (good) or Class A (very good). During new construction or a renovation, Ekotex is able to upgrade components to achieve the ambitious level of Class A (very good).

Ekotex Clean Air wallcoverings are pigmented and painted. Three attractive designs are available: smooth, fine and medium. These wallcoverings are an opaque white, so in most cases, they can be finished with the first coat of paint. Ekotex Clean Air also has outstanding technical and ecological properties. It is in accordance with DIN EN 13501-1: 2007, certified for fire protection and meets Class b-s1, d0. Ekotex also meets the high quality Ökotex Class 1 standard.

This material consists mostly of natural quartz sand, which is melted to glass and then spun into a yarn. This glass fibre wallcovering has a minimum life of 30 years and can be painted repeatedly.

Ekotex Clean Air is a complete system consisting of Ekotex Excellent glue and Ekotex Eco paint. The final appearance is determined by the texture, colour and gloss of the selected finish.

Because of the different designs and combinations with various finishing systems,  Ekotex glass fibre wallcoverings are designed in different ways. Due to their unique technical and aesthetic characteristics, these wallcoverings are ideal for interior design, both in commercial and non-commercial applications.

As a material, Ekotex Clean Air is ideal for education and care centres, sheltered housing and offices, areas with increased exposure to VOCs, spaces with limited ventilation, spaces after redecoration or refurbishment, as well as in areas where there are sensitive or allergic people.


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