Numerous factors can have an effect on the quality of the air inside our homes: human behaviour, ventilation, products used in the home such as detergents, furniture and building products all give off volatile organic compounds (VOC) which have an influence on the air in confined spaces.
Mapei has developed solvent-free products with low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) with the ability to guarantee good air quality inside the buildings where they are used, for the well-being of both those who use and apply the products and those who use the buildings.
Since 2005, these products have earned the right to carry the EC1 (very low emission of volatile organic compounds) mark and, since 2010, the EMICODE EC1 PLUS (very low emission of volatile organic compounds-PLUS) mark.
Both marks are awarded by GEV (Gemeinschaft Emissionskontrollierte Verlegewerkstoffe, Klebstoffe und Bauprodukte e.V.), an association which checks emission levels of products used for floors, adhesives and various materials used in the building industry, and of which we are a member.
Mapei products also carry other voluntary, certified marks which guarantee their eco-sustainability and that they meet the requirements of regional markets, as well as those mandatory in Germany, France and Belgium such as Der Blaue Engel, the German ecology label to identify products that respect the environment, floor layers and end users.