Paint with active carbon technology absorbs formaldehyde for better indoor air quality

Nippon Paint's new Odour-Less AirCare uses active carbon technology to cleanse the air by absorbing formaldehyde, a common indoor air pollutant.

Available through Nippon Paint (India) Pvt Ltd, the paint was developed to improve indoor air quality in India.

The Active Carbon Technology has the ability to continuously absorb harmful free formaldehyde from the air and convert it to water vapor while simultaneously strengthening the paint film. Hence, the indoor air is cleaner and a healthier living environment is created.

Formaldehyde is a very common indoor air pollutant that can be found in virtually all homes and buildings. It is emitted into the air from sources such as furniture, carpeting, flooring, cabinets and wallpaper. Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde, while others have no reaction to the same level of exposure. In particular, children and aged people are likely to be more sensitive to the emission, making them prone to sickness. Those suffering from chronic respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis are also more sensitive to the fumes.

Research by the National Toxicology Programme — an interagency program of the Department of Health and Human Services classified formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen.

Nippon Paint launched the first odorless paint in Asia, the Odour-less Premium All-in-1, which has almost no paint odor, and is near-zero volatile organic compounds (VOC), said Ramakanth V. Akula, president-decoratives, Nippon Paint (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Nippon Paint India offers a complete range of eco-friendly and low VOC coatingsfor concrete, wood, and metals. "Odour-Less AirCare is in line with this continuous endeavor of bringing forth paint solutions that are both eco and health friendly,’’ Akula said.

Nippon Paint Odour-less AirCare is designed for protection and high performance as it is fungus resistant, strong scrub resistance (more than 10,000 scrubs), washable against household stains and gives a beautiful eggshell finishes with superior coverage.

The new product is also anti-bacterial and free of heavy metal and ammonia, which makes it suitable for consumers who want paint that is safe for their health and the environment.

Presently, the product is available at all leading paint and hardware stores as well as exclusive Nippon Paint outlets in the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The product will be rolled out in other markets in the coming months. Nippon Paint Group is based in Japan and has over 132 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry and has been in the Indian market since 2006.

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Topics: Paint | Low VOC and No VOC


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