Aiding Healthcare Sector reach it's Pinnacle
January 2015

Aiding Healthcare Sector reach it’s Pinnacle

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People spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors and breathe between 8,000 and 12,000 litres of air per day

healthcare-sectorSaint Gobain India, Gyproc Division; the world leader in drywalls and ceilings promoted its Gyproc Activ’Air board, revolutionary plaster board that uses innovative technology in improving indoor air quality that in turn ensures patients health in hospitals. People spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors and breathe between 8,000 and 12,000 litres of air per day i.e. approximately 15kg of air. It has been proved that the indoor air that they breathe is polluted and that it directly impacts the health of the occupiers. Although it’s an issue for housing and schools that becomes even more critical when healthcare facilities are concerned. The air inside closed spaces gets polluted by different pollutants released by commonly used entities such as carpets, furniture, cleaning materials, and the like.

Activ’Air helps in improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) by removing formaldehyde (major indoor pollutant) from the air inside closed spaces and converting it into safe, inert compounds that once captured in the board, cannot be released back. Activ’Air when used in ceilings and walls of healthcare facilities tends to provide healthier environment that facilitates patient’s well-being.

Dry walls play a very important role in healthcare construction, as they faprovide faster construction possibilities and durability factors along with impact resistant features. Boards displayed included Rigidur Board- Paperless board for extreme impact resistance, Robust Board for severe impact resistance and Moisture Resistant Board for wet area applications.

The team said “Our solutions offer a range of benefits not only for the hospital infrastructure but also its inhabitants. With faster construction now gaining prominence with parallel emphasis on improving the hospital ambience on functional aspects- The healthcare sector is poised to reach a notch higher while partnering with us”.

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