Formaldehyde is found in adhesives,solvents, varnishes and wood preservatives, and can also be released by smoking or candles when lit: the noxious substance may be present in many products and materials and it can damage human health. Particularly when formaldehyde is emitted over a long period of time, it makes sense to tackle the chemical compound with an air purifier to improve air quality in the room. The French fabric manufacturer Linder is showcasing a curtain fabric at Heimtextil 2019 which performs this function in a decorative and successful way. To achieve this, a substance is applied during the fabric dying process which breaks down the formaldehyde in the room and renders it harmless. The innovation is produced in France.
The family enterprise, which is based near Lyon, has pulled off an environmentally friendly coup with this product. The long-established company is already selling the curtain fabrics successfully to the hotel and catering industries – including the Asian market.”You don’t need to install an additional piece of equipment in the room to eliminate formaldehyde”,says company owner Patrick Linder, in describing his product. “Hoteliers and private persons can use it to ensure healthy indoor air for themselves and their guests”, he continues. “This constitutes significant added value and a huge distinguishing criterion”. Needless to say, the French fabric manufacturers have also brought along their new collection of curtain and upholstery fabrics to Frankfurt.
You can find out more about the long-established French company Linder in Hall 8.0, stand G64.