KEIM MINERAL PAINTS LTD
Deer Park Way, Donnington Wood
Shropshire TF2 7NA
Tel: 01952 231250
Fax: 01952 231251
Company Registration Number 2343394
Keim Ecosil-ME - Allergy Friendly Product Certification
Keim Mineral Paints are delighted to announce that Keim Ecosil-Me has been certified as an Allergy Friendly Product by Allergy UK.
What problems can conventional paints cause?
Some people, such as chronic asthma suffers and people with other respiratory conditions and allergies, are particularly sensitive to airborne pollutants and the chemical effects of paints. Whilst air quality in general, particularly internally, is not necessarily a cause of health conditions, fumes from conventional paints can exacerbate pre-existing health problems.
Conventional acrylic based paint systems contain volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs are chemicals which become a gas at room temperature. As a result, products made with harmful VOC components release the gases into the air as they are used. This is called off-gassing. If high concentrations of harmful chemicals are off-gassed and breathed in, it can cause health problems and is a specific issue to people with sensitive health issues. The health effects of exposure vary from one person to another. The most common symptoms are eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing, headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Why is Keim Ecosil-ME different?
Keim Ecosil-ME is a mineral paint, which means it does not contain any petrochemicals or VOCs and is both environmentally friendly and sustainable. Mineral paints are odourless and since they do not off-gas any chemicals, rooms can be occupied very quickly, as soon as the paint is dry without being a danger to health. Keim Ecosil-ME is certified as an Allergy Friendly Product by Allergy UK.
In addition to being a mineral paint, Keim Ecosil-ME is particularly beneficial paint as it is a photocatalytic paint. Photocatalytic paints contain a catalyst, in this case titanium dioxide, which when activated by light, enables a reaction converting harmful air pollutants into harmless substances.
The pollutants which Keim Ecosil-ME helps to reduce include formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, as well as other VOCs such as benzene and toluene. Nitrogen oxides and ammonia can also be reduced by the photocatalytic reaction.
The photocatalytic reaction also inhibits and kills bothing living and dead bacteria. Dead bacteria cells still have a toxic and allergic potential and Keim Ecosil-ME has been independently tested and proven to reduce living bacteria by 99% and dead cells completely.
Benefits to using Keim Ecosil-ME –
· Keim Ecosil-ME offers all the features and benefits of Keim Mineral Silicate interior paints:
· High breathability (moisture vapour permeable) for dry walls and healthy room climate – this is very good for the fabric of the building and helps to reduce condensation which can lead to mould and fungal growth.
· Non-combustible to avoid toxic gases in the event of a fire
· No solvents or plasticisers added, therefore no pollutant emissions
· Resistant to mould and fungal growth due to natural alkalinity
· Excellent ecological profile
· Mineral matt surface appearance – high quality finish, without any sheen
· Increases light reflectivity – great for making light bright rooms
· Lightfast and UV stable – no fading of colours
· Class 1 wet abrasion resistance – can be cleaned if necessary
Where can you use Keim Ecosil-ME?
Keim Ecosil-ME can be used on almost all internal walls and ceilings and can also be applied over existing paint coatings using a base coat called Keim Ecosil-Grund. It is suitable for all rooms in the house, including bathrooms and kitchens.
How to order Keim Ecosil-ME –
Orders should be placed directly with our sales office (01952 231250 or sales(at)keimpaints.co.uk). We accept card payments over the phone (all major credit and debit cards accepted) or bank payments can be made. We have a special delivery code available in promotion of our allergy certification and this can be quoted to get a free delivery (normally charged at £18). If you do not have a flyer with the promotional code please contact Hannah.maiden(at)keimpaints.co.uk.
Colour choices –
Mineral paints are available in a wide choice of colours and swatches, colour cards and product samples can be arranged, free of charge, but contacting our sales office as above.