New Crown Paints meet BREEAM and LEED
Crown Trade has introduced introduction of two new low VOC products, Crown Trade Clean Extreme Clean Air and Crown Trade Extramatt.
The new paints have both been certified as meeting BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) regulations.
BREEAM is the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification system for sustainably built environments, while LEED is the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
Both new paints are low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and are equipped with Crown Trade’s unique breatheasy 99% solvent free technology.
Clean Extreme Clean Air also features innovative air purifying technology that absorbs formaldehyde from the surrounding environment, helping to improve the air quality of a room from the very first coat.
Formaldehyde is a chemical found in materials like new flooring and furniture which can cause health implications such as skin rashes, shortness of breath, wheezing and changes in lung function
The paint manufacturer also takes proactive steps to minimise waste from decorating, including its market leading Can Back scheme.
The initiative allows old paint cans, from any brand, to be recycled in Crown Decorating Centres.
The Can Back scheme is made possible through Crown’s partnership with NIMTECH, a social enterprise based at Crown Paints’ Hull manufacturing facility, which recycles all the components from the used cans.