Three of Saint-Gobain's Top Products from MU-Weber Have Passed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Test
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(Singapore, August 4, 2020)

At the beginning of the month of independence in Indonesia, Setsco Services Pte Ltd based in Singapore has issued an official test report stating that 3 of top products from Saint-Gobain MU-Weber, namely; MU-400 GranitFix, MU-380 ThinBedMAX and, MU-200 SkimWall are categorized as Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) products because they have been tested to have very low, even almost non-existent, VOC content. This is of course important for Saint-Gobain MU-Weber, as a manifestation of concern for the health of all consumers and users of its products, which follow the values that the company holds firmly: We Care.


An environmental protection agency in America; The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) as all components of organic chemicals (excluding methane gas, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metal carbides, and ammonium carbonate) which can evaporate and pollute the air, both at during the production process, application and use until it has been shaped into a finished product used by consumers. Therefore, the VOC content is very important to be paid attention to because if the products we use have very high VOC content, of course, it can endanger the health of its users.

 

In addition to the definition from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) itself, they state that there are several health problems that can be occurred if users of those building material products breathe in excess VOC content that has been accumulated in the air. Health problems that can occur include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, dizziness, loss of balance and nausea, liver, kidney, and central nervous system damage, and cancer if the VOC content we breathe has accumulated in very large amounts. In addition, it is not only harmful to human health, waste, and evaporation residue from products that have high VOC content can also have negative impacts on the environment, such as contributing to global warming.

 

Therefore, maintaining the quality of products that are guaranteed to contain very low, even almost non-existent Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is very important for Saint-Gobain MU-Weber. We care about the health of all members of our production team, all contractors and product applicators, to the end consumers who enjoy living and have lots of activities in the building, can be guaranteed and maintained by Saint-Gobain MU-Weber products that have passed the VOC test.

 

Product at a glance

MU-400 GranitFix

Instant Mortar for installing Granite Tile (Homogeneous Tile) & natural stone on walls and floors. Made from cement, selected sand, fillers, and additives that are mixed homogeneously. Available in packs of 25 kg size, can be used for wall or floor applications.

 

MU-380 ThinBedMAX

Instant Mortar for installation and lightweight brick adhesive (AAC) with a thickness of 3 mm. Available in sizes 40kg.

 

MU-200 SkimWall

Instant mortar for plasterwork on plaster and concrete wall surfaces, both interior, and exterior. Available in 20kg and 40kg packs, suitable for interior and exterior applications, ready to maximize wall paint color without hair cracks that reduce aesthetics

 

Overview of Saint Gobain

Saint Gobain Group is an international corporation from France that has been around for more than 350 years and is a world leader in the field of construction products that puts forward innovative solutions to provide products that are caring and environmentally friendly. Saint Gobain is committed to presenting a variety of innovative products to the best service for its customers. In this way, Saint Gobain, which is present in 68 countries with more than 170,000 employees, is the best choice to create comfortable buildings, with cutting-edge technology and make the quality of life better.