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What's "Sick Building Syndrome"

It is reported that many people have complained of symptoms associated with acute discomfort, e.g., eye or throat irritation; headache; dizziness and nausea after spending some time in new buildings or newly renovated housings in recent years.
These symptoms are defined as "Sick Building Syndrome". There have been real needs for the investigation into cause of Sick Building Syndrome and its solutions.

We have various products with the function to absorb and decompose formaldehyde, which is a majour cause of "Sick Building Syndrome". Formaldehyde absorption and decomposition performance can be added to most of our products.

What's Sick Building Syndrome?
The term "Sick Building Syndrome" is used to describe a range of symptoms that pose a serious health risk to building occupants, which are caused by polluted air, containing chemicals used in construction materials or furniture, or combustion gas generated by equipment such as heating. Poor ventilation systems designed for energy-saving believed to be a factor as well.

So many sources of formaldehyde!
Formaldehyde, which is one of the majour causes of "Sick Building Syndrome", is contained in interior decorating of houses, adhesives used for furniture or flooring, or building materials and is emitted inside the buildings. Also, formaldehyde can be transmitted from invisible area as it is often used for sub-flooring. Thus extra caution is needed for possible pathways for formaldehyde. Tiger Hi-Clean Board provides the ability to absorb and decompose formaldehyde emitted inside the building at short times and creates safe and comfortable indoor spaces.

The levels of formaldehyde inside buildings increase as temperature rises.
The amount of formaldehyde emission increases significantly as room temperature rises. Especially in summer, the amount of formaldehyde emission from building materials, including structural plywood, plywood reinforcement, plywood under flooring, particle board, increases due to temperature rise in the whole housing.

Flagship Product Against Sick Building Syndrome

(Plaster Board with formaldehyde absorption and decomposition performances)

  • Excellent formaldehyde absorption and decomposition performances - the ability to absorb and decompose formaldehyde emitted from new or renovated buildings, or new furniture within a short time.
  • Achieves levels of formaldehyde 0.05ppm, which is less than the maximum value of 0.08ppm set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan under the certain conditions.
  • No reemission of formaldehyde - due to chemical absorption and decomposition
  • Effect of decreasing levels of acetaldehyde contained in tobacco smoke
  • No loss of excellent performances of plaster board as itself, such as incombustibility, easy installation, etc.

Tiger Hi-Clean Board can reduce formaldehyde permeation.
High concentration of formaldehyde may be found in spaces of interior walls and transmitted into adjacent rooms through plaster boards or vinyl wall coverings. However, levels of formaldehyde emission from internal walls or ceilings into rooms can be almost restrained by using Tiger Hi-Clean Board.

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