Many insulation materials are porous or fibrous. In these types of materials the presence of moisture and organic matter allow the growth of bacteria, mould and fungi. Our products are resistant to this and thus contribute to the quality of the air that we breathe. We do our best to ensure that our products do not emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to further protect air quality by changing the ingredients and production process and ensuring that the products are from certified suppliers. In the USA our products are certified GREENGUARD by the AQS (Air Quality Science) Laboratories. This prestigious qualification in the “GREENGUARD for Children & Schools” programme ensures that the product does not emit toxic substances. In Europe there is a similar certification from the German institute EPA which has approved our product as completely harmless with regard to the emission of airborne substances. Elastomeric insulation is not made of fibrous material, and does not release harmful particles into the air. This,therefore, is regarded as an ideal product for use in public places such as schools and hospitals. It is also used in clean rooms: for the production of microchips where the minimum of dust and the absence of pollutants are a necessity for efficient production processes.