It may come as a surprise that the air on an urban road with average traffic may actually be cleaner than the air in our living rooms. Studies indicate that some harmful air pollutants can exist in higher concentrations in indoor spaces than outdoors. Airlite brings a breath of fresh air into our houses with a paint that purifies indoor air using only sunlight.
Airlite's paints purify air with a technology based on the photocatalytic oxidation effect of Titanium dioxide (TiO2). To produce this effect, the paints use just the energy of light, and not even much of it, without making noise and without needing maintenance.
The paints are free of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – chemicals that can be dangerous for human health and the environment. Airlite's paints reduce pollutants by 88.8% and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses from the treated surfaces. This has a repelling effect also on mould, spores, dirt and unpleasant smells.
Airlite also reduces the energy consumption needed to cool indoor spaces as it reflects the hot component of sunlight, avoiding that rooms overheat.
The starting point of Airlite was a new and innovative approach to materials science, which showed that the photo-catalytic activity can be attributed to cement-based paints showing a positive and synergistic effect in the reduction of pollutants. The paint differs from photo-catalytic paints in so far as they are completely natural and inorganic and last for years.
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