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Safe solutions for healthier building & living

Safe solutions for healthier building & living

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The basis for a healthy climate of well-being in one's own home is a long-term healthier and safer indoor air. In order to achieve this high level of healthy living in one's own four walls, the health quality of the products used should be taken into account right from the start when building a house. Low-emission wood-based materials such as Pfleiderer's LivingBoard, which is glued without formaldehyde and has particularly low VOC emissions, are ideal for ensuring a healthy future in your own home. Healthy and modern timber construction places high demands on the materials used: stability, physical properties and emissions are decisive parameters. Especially where raw wood-based panels are used, such as in prefabricated house and timber frame construction, the building owner should be particularly careful when choosing the products.


The air quality indoors depends, among other things, on the VOC emissions (VOC = volatile organic compounds) of the materials used. Volatile organic compounds enter the room air when solvents evaporate or liquid products dry. However, they can also escape from solid materials such as plastics and natural products such as wood.


However, there are alternative wood-based materials that have significantly lower emissions. For example, Pfleiderer LivingBoard is made from fresh forest and sawmill by-products, such as rind, wood chips and cuttings, which consist almost exclusively of low-resin spruce. The concentration of VOC emissions from Pfleiderer LivingBoard is so low that the board has been awarded the "Blue Angel RAL-UZ 76" eco-label and has received the "Premium Quality" certificate from Qualitätsgemeinschaft Holzwerkstoffe e. V. for the use of low-emission glues, wood from sustainable forestry and low pollution. Low formaldehyde emissions are another decisive factor in achieving a high-quality indoor climate.