Blocking harmful emissions by encapsulation
Encapsulation is a solution that can be applied when structures release identified harmful emissions into indoor air, such as VOCs and PAH compounds. It involves trapping harmful substances into structures to prevent their emissions from escaping into the indoor air. Encapsulation is also used to control moisture resulting from capillary action and diffusion.
Examples of encapsulation applications and solutions:
NOTE: Solutions for encapsulation applications must always be designed for the particular site in question.
VOCs in indoor air
An indoor air study of a listed building found that harmful VOCs are released from the structures into the indoor air. A solution was designed for the building using Kiilto Block barrier to encapsulate harmful components.
PAH compounds in indoor air
Coating containing PAH compounds on the ground slab of a detached house built in the 1960s. The chosen solution was to encapsulate the ground slab using Kiilto Hydrablock. This also dealt with the problem of possible residual moisture from the subsurface drain.
Products designed for professional use to block harmful emissions escaping into the indoor air. Kiilto Block is suitable for the control of VOCs, PAH compounds and ammonia. Kiilto Hydrablock is suitable for controlling VOCs and PAH compounds, radon as well as moisture resulting from capillary action and diffusion
The benefits of co-operation with Kiilto
We provide designers with comprehensive support, documentation and our extensive knowledge of the chemicals used in the industry. We help manage risks because as a developer of building materials, we truly know our products. Thus a researched compatible system can be determined for the site.
When products are developed with the needs of the users in mind, the product makes the professional’s job much easier. One of the ways in which we help contractors in their work is by providing training on the technical features of our products and correct working methods.
For persons in charge of premises
The results of indoor air studies in numerous locations show that Kiilto’s solutions have enabled excellent results. When indoor air exchange is pure and controlled, and no harmful emissions are released into the indoor air, the building is functional for its users.