Breath easy (photo)

We usually think of air pollution as an outdoor problem, but according to various experts, indoor air pollution is one of the biggest threats to human health. In fact, some claim that the degradation of indoor air quality by harmful chemicals and other materials can be up to ten times worse than outdoor air pollution.

You might wonder how a company like AkzoNobel can make a difference and contribute to improving well-being in indoor spaces. Well, the answer lies in our continued push to lead the way in top quality, sustainable products.

Our Wood Finishes and Adhesives business recently launched two new formaldehyde-free coatings for use on interior wood applications, which give solvent borne performance while remaining environmentally responsible. Marketed under the Chemcraft brand and known as Airguard, the products (a catalyzed lacquer and a conversion varnish) can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces, including office and household furniture and kitchen cabinets.

Airguard also includes a line of both water and solvent borne products that meet the stringent testing standards of GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification. They can also be used to comply with LEED, IAQ and BIFMA indoor air standards for formaldehyde.

Ready to use for indoor environments without sacrificing performance, using Airguard means that you can breathe easier knowing these products contribute to the creation of cleaner interiors.

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