HeiQ: Curtains reduce indoor air pollutants

Curtains reduce indoor air pollutants


The supplier of finishing technology, HeiQ Materials AG, Zurich/Switzerland, has added a new dimension to air management in the HeiQ Fresh product range – air purifying functionality that will be used in curtains from IKEA BV, Leiden/Netherlands, to reduce indoor air pollutants such as the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) acetaldehyde, formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide (NO).

The Gunrid curtain, which will be available in 2020 from IKEA, looks like an ordinary curtain but purifies indoor air because it is infused with HeiQ Fresh Air. This mineral-based technology purifies the indoor air by using transmitted ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun to transform problematic VOCs into components of fresh air.
By working closely with the Leibniz University, Hannover/Germany, test norms have been selected, capable of characterizing the air purifying performance of fabrics infused with HeiQ Fresh Air.

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