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AirMaster® 2013

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DESSO AirMaster® The carpet that clears the air Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark sublicensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute CM with EcoBaseTM backing

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Join us on Facebook: Watch our videos on YouTube: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on LinkedIn: Descriptions, colours and specifications are subject to change without notice. Desso is not responsible for typographical/photographical errors. Actual product may differ from illustration. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the prior written consent of the copyright owner. The information presented in this document does not form part of...

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nnovation to improve the quality of everyday life 5 Clean air Is of vital Importance 6 What Is particulate matter? 8 How particulate matter enters your body 1' The essential role of DESSO AlrMaster® 12 Capturing fine dust using patented technology 14 ^roven effectiveness In cleaning air 16 TNO study confirms previous findings 19 deducing fine dust In the breathing zone 2C Continuous air filtering capacity 22 Express yourself, create your own world 24 Contributing to a better office environment 26 mprovlng air qualty In healthcare facilities 29 Eiringlng healthy air to high traffic locations...

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Innovation to improve the quality of everyday life At Desso, we are always asking ourselves how our carpet solutions can do more for people in their daily lives. The development of products that make a difference is at the heart of our business. Desso is committed to delivering superior products and developing pioneering solutions through continuous innovation. Our innovation strategy is concentrated in 3 key areas: Creativity Functionality Cradle to Cradle® Spearheaded by Desso’s design philosophy CARPETECTURE® and our international concept Circles of Architects® Pioneering solutions that...

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Clean air is of vital importance The air that we breathe has a crucial effect on our health and well-being. Since we spend on average more than 90% of our time indoors1), the air quality inside is of utmost importance. The presence and size of particulate matter (PM) or fine dust is a determining factor in air quality and is directly linked to potential health problems2). Once inhaled, these particles can contribute to the spread of microbial contaminants, such as mould, pollen and allergenes3). In addition, they can affect the heart and lungs and cause serious physiological problems (e.g....

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What is particulate matter?

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PM 2.5 <2.5 µm in diameter Human Hair 70 µm average diameter 90 µm in diameter Fine Beach Sand Particulate matter, also known as particle pollution or PM, is a mixture of extremely small particles. The size of particles is directly linked to their potential for causing health problems. The smaller these particles are, the more hazardous they are to your health. Particulate matter can be grouped into two categories: Inhalable particles, with an aerodynamic diameter of up to 10 μm (all smaller particles are included). Particles of this size cause health problems, because PM10 these are the...

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How particulate matter enters your body Particulate matter enters our respiratory (lung) system through the nose and throat. The larger particulate matter is eliminated through coughing, sneezing and swallowing. Smaller particulate matter can penetrate deep into the lungs. It can travel all the way to the alveoli, causing lung and heart problems and delivering harmful chemicals to the blood system.

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DESSO AirMaster® According to a study performed by the German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB)5), it is proven that the burden from fine dust is dramatically reduced when using carpet, as opposed to hard flooring. With the introduction of DESSO AirMaster® this functionality is taken to the next level. Its patented6) technology has been specially developed to capture and retain hazardous particulate matter. In fact, DESSO AirMaster® is 8 times more effective in capturing and retaining fine dust than hard flooring and 4 times more effective than standard carpet solutions (PM10)7), making...

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DESSO AirMaster® Capturing fine dust 8) using patented technology The Desso engineered product is able to capture fine dust, without the use of chemical additives. It is the carpet’s structure that delivers a mechanical solution, making this functionality permanent and without side effects. The high pile consists of ultra fine yarn filaments (DESSO AirFiltersTM), capturing and retaining the smallest particulate matter (< 10 μm). The coarser dust is captured in the thicker yarns of the lower pile (DESSO DustCollectorsTM). The open product structure ensures that dust is easily released during...

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Enlarged profile of DESSO AirMasteA Very fine dust is captured and Coarser fine dust is captured in The unique structure of DESSC -etained in the fine yarns of the the thicker yarns of the DESSO AirMaster® prevents the dust from AESSO AirFilters™ DustCollectors™ becoming airborne again

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DESSO AirMaster® Proven effectiveness in clearing the air To prove the superior filter function of DESSO AirMaster® tests are performed in the laboratory of the independent German test institute GUI, which specializes in the analysis of indoor and outdoor air quality. During the tests a specific amount of fine dust is blown into a room simulation with a certain flooring solution (hard floor, standard carpet or DESSO AirMaster®). The room simulation is then left to allow the fine dust to settle on the floor. After a certain period of time the air in the room is circulated again, which...

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Breathing zone DESSO AirMaster® laboratory test - Particulate Matter (PM10) Fine dust concentration [µg/m3] Hard Floor Standard carpet solution DESSO AirMaster® With DESSO AirMaster® the amount of airborne particulate matter is 8 x lower than with hard floors. With DESSO AirMaster® the concentration of particulate matter drops significantly faster than with hardfloors. With hard flooring the amount of airborne particulate matter stays consistently higher than the peak level of DESSO AirMaster®. Start circulation Time [minutes] Measurements are carried out at a height of 80 cm and 110 cm (in...

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