Germany-based Blücher Technologies has created a material called Saratech Permasorb Wallpaper that removes toxins embedded in wall surfaces, improving the air inside the room. It is like traditional wallpaper but is actually a non-woven glass fiber/polyester covering.It is breathable “paper”.
Pollutants are absorbed from thousands of tiny spherical “absorbers”, contain thousands of branching passageways like our lungs. Off-gassing of building interiors has tangible impact on our health and well-being. Common symptoms of exposure include headache, nausea, and dizziness and can intensify into severe allergic reaction and fatal poisoning. Contaminants stem, Industrial toxins are absorbed. The Blücher website says the size and shape of the absorbers are crucial to product performance. Particle size distribution, mechanical properties, and surface chemistry can be customized to suit requirements of each project.
he company suggests that their product is an excellent solution to “sick building syndrome” as it can be direct-applied over lead-based paints and surface coatings with high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Designers could rev up their buildings’ air-cleaning capacity by using smog-busting paint to coat exteriors.