Mapei ensure sustainable, pollution reducing building chemicals and products.
Pollution from the outdoors, animal hair, mould and bacteria, chemicals from building materials, as well as cleaning products and gases from fireplaces or log-burners all contribute to air quality inside a building.
As a manufacturer of building chemicals and products for construction Mapei can help reduce the impact on indoor air quality by reducing the pollution from the manufacture and installation of such products; formulating products with a low environmental impact is of paramount importance.
One crucial path in the prevention of indoor pollution is to develop products with low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – organic substances that change from a liquid to a gaseous state at room temperature and under a normal pressure.
Typical VOCs include all organic solvents, as well as fuels such as gasoline and diesel oil.
Everyday items such as processed timber products along with textiles, plastics, perfumes, scented candles, and electronic equipment can all contribute to the background level of VOC in any building.
Mapei try to avoid a temporary increase in these levels resultant from the application of levelling compounds, membranes, adhesives and grouts.
Mapei has always been strongly focussed on the development of safe yet functional products for the construction industry. Therefore a more stringent global environmental focus fits hand in glove within Mapei’s own philosophy and company ethic.
Mapei currently directs approximately two-thirds of its R and D investment towards research into healthier products.
Sustainability is firmly embedded within the company’s culture and values and can be traced right back to the early 1970’s when a range of water-based products focusing on low solvent content qualities was introduced in to the market.