Move over Martha Stewart, green technology has now entered the area of interior decorating. With more interest on health issues due to interior environmental problems, Blücher Technologies has now developed a wallpaper that functions as an air filter. Due to the large surface area of the common home or office building, this new technology introduces a combination of environmental friendliness with interior style. It’s introduction onto the world market could change the health of many who suffer allergies/respiratory problems due to interior pollutants.
How It Works
Made of a breathable, glass fiber/polyester non woven paper-like covering, it contains special absorbents that captures various toxins (PCP, PCB, pesticides, and radon). The key element to its function is a mass of very small, uniform black spheres. These charcoal-like spheres are extremely porous, so they capture the toxins and keep them trapped within. One would think the thickness of the wallpaper would be a problem. It is, however, no thicker than a medium to heavy grade paper you’d find in any home today. It comes in various colors/designs.
Aside from the possible aid for those suffering allergies, this new “breathable” wallpaper might be a feasible solution for “Sick Building Syndrome”. This term is used to describe when people sharing a building become ill/suffer discomfort due to airborne elements within its walls. Until now, new buildings were not an environmental problem due to green construction materials/methods. It was, however, the older buildings, especially those built in the 1960’s and 70’s which used building materials which proved hazardous that problems occurred in regard to getting them up to environmental code we deem acceptable today. With the introduction of this new wallpaper, it has now become possible to environmentally upgrade an older building in an affordable manner. With the help of this new green decorating technology, the uses for this air purifying product are being discovered daily.