Image titleIntroducing the new AIRSURE range from Dulux Trade - wall emulsion paints that not only offer great performance but are also 99.9% VOC Free*, helping to minimise the impact on indoor air quality**.

All products in the new Dulux Trade AIRSURE range are BREEAM and LEED compliant to enable you to gain maximum paint specification points and help you to meet your sustainability objectives.

New Dulux Trade AIRSURE, the sure choice for indoor air quality.


What are the benefits of AIRSURE?


Airsure Vinyl Matt

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    Excellent opacity, coverage and finish
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    Ultra low VOCs and low emissions, to minimise the impact on indoor air quality**
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    Suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces
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    Lower carbon footprint†
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    Coverage rate of up to 17m2/ltr
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    2-4 hour drying time






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Sikkens Alphatex SF Matt

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    Excellent opacity, coverage and finish
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    Ultra low VOCs and low emissions, to minimise the impact on indoor air quality**
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    Suitable for all normal interior wall and ceiling surfaces
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    Scrub class 1 (ISO 11998)
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    Coverage rate of up to 16 m2/ltr
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    2-4 hour drying time






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Airsure Diamond Matt

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    Tough durable matt finish
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    Contains Scuff, Scrub and Stain Resistant Technology
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    Ultra low VOCs and low emissions, to minimise the impact on indoor air quality**
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    Class 1 ISO 11998 and Type C BS 7719 scrub ratings
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    Tested to 10,000 scrubs
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    Suitable for all normal interior walls
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    Coverage rate of up to 16 m2/ltr
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    4-6 hour drying time
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The importance of indoor air quality

The quality of the air we breathe affects us all. It can have a major impact on our health, wellbeing, environment, and we cannot afford to ignore it. Typical outdoor pollutants come mainly from transport, industry and energy generation. These same pollutants are also found indoors, entering buildings through windows, doors and openings.

However, we add to these pollutants thanks to household emissions. This means there is 2-5x more pollution indoors than outdoors. As we spend 90% of our time inside, the air we breathe is particularly important.

Paint & VOCs

The main ingredients in paint that have an influence on indoor air quality are known as Volative Organic Compounds (VOCs), which are used to help the flow of the product and provide an even finish.

The challenge though, is that VOCs evaporate away from paint into the air even at room temperature. Once in the air and exposed to sunlight, VOCs react with nitrogen oxides already present to create pollution which can, in high concentrations, cause irritation to our eyes, nose and throats.

Although the pollution impact of the VOCs from paint is very small (less than 2% of the total amount of VOCs emitted), we know they contribute to indoor air pollution and that is why we're pionerring new ways to reduce them.

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What are VOCs?

Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs for short is a collective term for chemical compounds that vaporise readily under normal conditions.

Around 350 different VOCs are present in the indoor environment.
VOCs are emitted from many different sources including household cleaning products, printers and soft furnishings as well as paint.

Why should we be concerned?

Adverse health effects - for example, headaches or allergic skin reactions***
Source of indoor air pollution.
Rich in carbon which is damaging to the environment.

 Colours

Airsure Vinyl MattWhite & RAL9010

Sikkens Alphatex SF Matt—Full DT tinted colour range

Pack Sizes

Airsure Vinyl Matt—10L

Sikkens Alphatex SF Matt5L
Airsure Claims
  • 99.9% VOC Free*

  • Ultra Low VOCs to minimise impact on indoor air quality**

Product Claims

Airsure Vinyl Matt

  • Excellent Opacity, Coverage & Finish

Airsure Vinyl Matt

  • High Opacity
  • Scrub Resistant

Scrub Class

Airsure Vinyl MattScrub Class 3

Sikkens Alphatex SF MattScrub Class 1
Spread Rate

Up to 17m2/Ltr for Airsure Vinyl Matt and up to 16m2/Ltr for Sikkens Alphatex

Drying Time

2-4 hours

Carbon gCO2eq/ltr

Airsure Vinyl Matt1249 (Cradle to Grave)

Sikkens Alphatex SF MattCarbon varies with colour
Carbon Saving v Previous or Equivalent Formulation

Airsure Vinyl Matt38.1%

Sikkens Alphatex SF Matt—Variable due to colour
Sheen @ 85

Airsure Vinyl Matt3.1 (White)

Sikkens Alphatex SF Matt—Variable due to colour
Application

Roller, Brush & Spray

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*Based on in-can VOC content, measured in accordance with ISO 11890-2:2013. **Independently tested for emissions, including formaldehyde, TVOC, TSVOC and Cat 1A & 1B carcinogens. Compliant with the emissions criteria in BREEAM New Construction 2018. (UK and International), LEED v4.1 & WELL 2.0. ***Source: Public Health England Indoor Air Quality Guidelines

† Compared to standard DuluxTrade Vinyl Matt. See Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for more details.

*Kornartit C et. al.. Activity pattern and personal exposure to nitrogen dioxide in indoor and outdoor microenvironments. Environment International, 2010; 36, 36-45.

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