Yuka Yoneda

High-Tech Wallpaper Cleans the Air!

by , 09/21/10
filed under: Air quality, Green Products

Saratech Permasorb, air quality, air cleaning wallpaper, green wallpaper, green products, air, toxins, green design

We’ve seen wallpaper that monitors your environment and wallpaper that tells a scientific story, but now there’s even wallpaper that cleans the air! That’s right, Blücher Technologies has come up with a “breathable, glass fiber/polyester nonwoven paper-like covering” with absorbents that capture icky toxins like PCB, PCP, pesticides, and radon. The air purifying wallpaper is a smart way to get around “sick building syndrome” if you’re doing a retrofit of a space that was built in an era where “no-VOC” didn’t mean diddly to anyone.

Saratech Permasorb, air quality, air cleaning wallpaper, green wallpaper, green products, air, toxins, green design

The key to the wallpaper, which is called Saratech Permasorb is a network of tiny, round black balls that are almost perfectly uniform. These charcoal-like absorbents are small, evenly distributed, and extremely porous, giving them a large internal space to capture and store harmful contaminants. And if you have leftover wallpaper after you’ve covered your walls, you can use the excess to line your shoes and keep bad odors out of them!

+ Blücher Technologies

Via 3Rings

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3 Comments

  1. Heat Your Home With Sol... October 14, 2010 at 10:45 am

    [...] the system doesn’t, like competitors’ versions, heat up water or vacuum pipes, but clean air. The tiles are installed on top of a black nylon canvas, under which air slots are mounted. The [...]

  2. Lucide September 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    First thought that came to mind is when does this stuff need to be replaced? I assume the charcoal is going to stop being effective eventually…

  3. traditionalpainter September 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    charcoal like wallpaper. what is the flammability like?

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