One of the innovations that Plascon brought to market is Double Velvet Pure, set to change the way that industry professionals experience paint. Plascon’s premium Double Velvet has long held the title of ‘South Africa’s preferred indoor paint’. Now, thanks to innovative engineering, the iconic coatings product has been reinvented to offer even more benefits – making it more than just a paint.
The next-generation Plascon Double Velvet Pure drastically improves indoor air quality by incorporating new air purifying technology to reduce harmful formaldehyde. This pioneering formaldehyde abatement technology is the first on the South African market! This means that Plascon Double Velvet Pure is now even more relevant to architects and interior designers working on green building projects. The paint provides a viable means of helping to combat “sick building syndrome”.
Formaldehyde is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) that is used as a binding agent in many composite building materials like chipboard, textiles and furniture, as well as several other products such as detergents and pesticides. These items are most commonly found in office and home settings where people spend 90% of their time. Formaldehyde is released into the air from these sources and, although it is not the only culprit, it is one of the major contributors to making indoor air five times more polluted than the air outside.
The formaldehyde abatement technology present in Plascon Double Velvet Pure absorbs formaldehyde particles emitted from fabrics, woods, building materials and furniture in the surrounding environment and by reacting with specific compounds present in the paint, irreversibly converts the formaldehyde compound into harmless water vapour that is safe for breathing.
The reengineered premium product will retain all of its quality, strength and elegance as well as its existing technologies such as the Stain BarrierTM, Silver ProtectTM and BreatheasyTM. Plascon Double Velvet Pure’s unique Stain BarrierTM forms a multilayered protective coating that prevents dirt from penetrating the coating. The BreatheasyTM Technology contains zero VOCs, allowing the product to be virtually odourless and making it ideal for enclosed interior spaces. No emission VOCs mean cleaner, more breathable air. Plascon Double Velvet Pure is highly stain-resistant as it is reinforced with Silver ProtectTM Technology, offering users a luxurious finish that is easy to maintain. This technology also inhibits mould and bacterial growth.
The reinvented Plascon Double Velvet Pure is the obvious choice for trade professionals who are active in the eco architecture and interiors space, or who are working with clients who want to put the wellness of a building’s occupants first, whilst experiencing the premium, luxurious quality for which Plascon Double Velvet has always been known.