CIN, the Iberian leader Portuguese brand in the coatings market, has just launched the first functional interior air purifying paint - Artilin Respirae. Exclusive in the market, this is yet another innovative solution from CIN, placing technology at the service of health, comfort and wellbeing for people in interior spaces.
With proven efficiency for up to 7 years, Artilin Respirae is a satin paint for interior walls with a technology that absorbs domestic odours (from smoking, cooking or pets, for example) and up to 80% of interior air pollutants. One example of these pollutants is formaldehyde, which is released by building materials, furniture, decor items and electronic material and causes allergies, asthma, nose and eye irritation, rhinitis and migraines.
Being an air purifying and odour absorbing functional paint, Artilin Respirae is particularly indicated for nurseries, kindergartens, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other facilities frequented by frailer individuals who are more sensitive to these types of aggressive substances. CIN therefore marks this product's launch with a donation of Artilin Respirae to paint three children's institutions: ‘O Século’ Foundation, Ajuda de Berço and Fundação do Gil.
As explained by Marcos Castro, Marketing Director for CIN: “the air that we breathe inside buildings is 90% of the time poorly ventilated and filled with harmful pollutants. Several scientific studies focused on this domestic pollution, concluding that we are surrounded by harmful chemicals that can cause allergies and more or less serious chronic diseases. The new Artilin Respirae is a new generation of paints created to improve people’s lives in these spaces”. He proceeds to contextualize the donation to the chosen institutions: “Children and the elderly continue to be the most affected by this type of pollution and CIN wanted to take this latest innovation to those who need it the most. With this offer we tried to give our contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of the users of O Século’ Foundation, Ajuda de Berço and Fundação do Gil,” he concludes.
The initiative was applauded by those institutions and Sandra Anastácio, Chairperson for Ajuda de Berço, highlights the “availability and generosity showed by CIN with the donation of Artilin Respirae paint, which will be used in maintenance works in the most run-down areas of the association. We thank CIN for the support and supply of tools that will allow us to give the 40 babies and children we accommodate a safe shelter.”
“O Século” Foundation also shares this recognition, stating that “it was a pleasure to receive CIN’s contribution of Artilin Respirae paint to improve the conditions of the children living here. We were also given support to be able to carry out the necessary works which are essential to the comfort and health of our children, elderly and other users. Finding companies such as CIN, which are aware of these institutions’ needs, is commendable and represents a great help for us within the current setting,” states António Júlio de Almeida, the Foundation's President.
Patrícia Boura, Chief Executive of Fundação do Gil, explains the importance of this donation: “the institution's main mission is to promote the clinical, social and emotional wellbeing of children at risk. CIN’s Artilin Respirae paint ensures our facilities have maximum quality. Therefore, everyone frequenting our Events Area will feel a truly welcoming atmosphere.”
Artilin Respirae is the most recent creation from CIN’s R&D laboratories, and is now reaching stores all over the country. It will be available in pastel colours, always with CIN’s maximum quality and experience.
TIPS FOR A GOOD RESPIRATORY HEALTH
Committed to contributing to a better quality of life, CIN shares 5 tips for a good respiratory health:
1. Air humidity – the use of air conditioning tends to dry the nose, altering the defence system and facilitating respiratory infections and allergic reactions. It is therefore advisable to use a humidifier, or at least place a water filled basin in the room, to ensure an adequate level of moisture.
2. Hydration – mainly in winter, it is common for people to drink less water, since the cold does not create so much thirst. However, even in the cold weather, at least 2 litres of water a day must be consumed. Water contributes to the hydration of the nose tissue and relieves problems caused by dry air.
3. Ventilation – it is good to avoid very crowded places with little circulation of air, since closed environments increase de proliferation of diseases. Whenever possible, keep the windows open.
4. Cleaning the air conditioning – the adequate maintenance of the air conditioning devices is essential to preventing respiratory infections. By periodically cleaning the devices, the propagation of pollutants, fungi, viruses and bacteria can be avoided.
5. Vaccines – keeping vaccines up to date helps to drive away respiratory infections, mainly in risk groups such as children and the elderly.
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