Gyproc® Activ'Air board is a high-performance board consisting of an aerated gypsum core with special additives encased in, and firmly bonded to, strong paper liners. Gyproc Activ'Air boards improve indoor air quality by taking formaldehyde out of the air and converting them into safe, inert compounds that, once captured in the board, cannot be released back into the air.
Gyproc® Activ'Air is ideal for buildings with good indoor air quality requirements. It is suitable for most system applications where normal fire, structural and acoustic levels are specified. Suitable for direct decoration.
Features & benefits
Permanently reduces formaldehyde - even after multiple renovations.
tests and analysis
Provides at least 50 years of formaldehyde absorption based on tests and analysis.
Can be used with most breathable water based acrylic and epoxy paints and breathable wallpaper.
Is a passive system - more effective in reducing formaldehyde than additional ventilation.
ACTIV’ Air is plasterboard with an innovative technology that improves indoor air quality by permanently removing Formaldehyde and other pollutants circulating indoors
* It cannot be tested outside the Lab and in India, we do not have any demonstration tool to prove its performance.
Inert means it doesn't react chemically with any other materials, and is safe for humans and animals.
The special additive is a patented additive of Saint-Gobain Gyproc, which is certified by ISO-16000 for its performance (reduction of Formaldehyde from the air). It is safe for human health as per the various tests conducted in the Gyproc laboratories.
In a test environment Activ'Air reduces aldehyde concentration by 70%. Tests were conducted by the the EUROFINS laboratory group in Denmark certifying Activ' Air's effectiveness.
Paint: Breathable Water-based acrylic paints, primers and breathable wall paper can be used on Activ’ Air.
Cutting and finishing: cutting of board like any other board does not affect its performance in any aspect.
Note: Non-water based or oil based paints are strictly prohibited for Activ’ Air board because it reduces its performance in terms of absorbing formaldehyde and other pollutants.
Activ'Air is ideal for buildings with stringent indoor air quality requirements.
Activ'Air is lightweight, easy to cut and install and does not require special tools. It is handled and installed like all other Gyproc boards.
Activ’ Air can be identified by its logo and the edge tape.
Activ'Air can help to eliminate bad odors, but is not the absolute answer. A concentration of a given substance may be so high that you will experience odor nuisance before it impacts your health and vice versa.
Yes, it is always necessary to ventilate. Activ'Air cleans the air inside your home, but a fan base remains essential.
Simulation conducted by the Saint-Gobain R&D department estimates that the process is active for at least 75 years (source: R&D Saint-Gobain)
Indoor air is the air inside the buildings in which the occupants live and breathe.
There is a rapidly growing awareness regarding indoor air quality and its impact on health and productivity. People spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors; therefore it is important to manage indoor air quality by improving occupants and potential contaminant sources such as furnishings and outdoor pollutants.
Most pollutants present in indoor air may constitute nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons & dust. The study FLIES (Flanders Indoor Exposure Survey) (2007/MIM/R/024) showed that aldehydes concentration is the highest.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are hydrocarbon compounds that evaporate easily. With some of them, harmful effects on health have been demonstrated. 3 out of 4 VOCs contained in indoor air are aldehydes.
Aldehydes are often contained in glues and resins used in industrial processes to manufacture all types of materials. They are present in perfume, lacquers, paints and some building materials. They are also found in cigarette smoke.
Formaldehyde is the most harmful aldehyde. It is contained in glues and resins used in the production of chipboard, wood panels, flooring and pre-pasted wallpaper. Smoking also causes the emission of relatively high concentrations of formaldehyde. It is also found in varnishes for wooden flooring, paints, cosmetics (shampoos, deodorants,) and textiles (curtains). Formaldehyde can cause health problems.
High concentrations of formaldehyde in the air can irritate the mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory system. This results in watery eyes, runny nose, dry throat and cough. In some cases, it can cause mild or moderate inflammation of the mucosa of the eyes (conjunctivitis). According to some, formaldehydes are carcinogenic. IARC (2004) classifies formaldehyde as a Group [1 Carcinogenic to humans. Carcinogens are responsible for cancer.
Make your building ventilated and use the product which is helpful in reducing the VOC content from the indoor air.
Gyproc ActivAir® board is a Gypsum board with advanced ActivAir® technology. The boards are 12.5mm thick and come in size 1829mm * 1219mm.
ActivAir® boards can absorb up to 70% formaldehyde.
ActivAir® boards can be used for Walls and ceilings. When used for walls, it is advisable to use these boards in the outer layer of the partition wall. It can be used for dry areas in interiors of – Offices, Hospitals, Hotels, Educational buildings, Residential, Industrial, Retail and Entertainment applications.
Breathable paints that allow formaldehyde in air to pass through them and reach the board surface can be used on ActivAir® boards. Any water based paints can be used.