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LumActiv® is a patented, photocatalytic coating that breaks down volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors, and a number of airborne pollutants. In addition to its ISO-tested and proven air-cleaning capabilities. The coating is powered by advanced TiO2 particles that not only have a “smog-eating” property but also creates a hydrophilic, self-cleaning surface, reducing the need for maintenance. LumActiv® combines photocatalytic TiO2 and advances in nanotechnology to create the most advanced light-activated functional surface coating on the market. LumActiv can be applied to many surfaces including glass, metal, plastic, wood, vinyl, fabric, painted surfaces, and porous surfaces.

LumActiv Indoor

  • Increased light-sensitivity for use in indoor environments
  • Coverage: 475 sq ft / 32 oz

LumActiv Multipurpose

  • Intended for use on all surfaces other than glass
  • Coverage: 570 sq ft / 32 oz

LumActiv Glass

  • Intended for use on glass surfaces
  • Coverage: 475 sq ft / 32 oz

LumActiv Primer

  • Non-reactive base coat to protect organic surfaces
  • Coverage: 570 sq ft / 32 oz

 

 

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In today’s rapidly growing society, air pollution is a serious threat to our health and the health of our environment. Air pollution can create a host of health issues, including lung damage, cancer, heart problems, impacts to the nervous system, and more. What’s more, pollution has lasting impacts on the environment around us and can directly impact things such as crop production, water quality, and plant and animal health. Fortunately, a break-through in modern science has found a potential solution to help with what has become a global health crisis.

LumActiv is a patented, photocatalytic coating that breaks down airborne pollutants, odors, VOCs, and other environmental toxins using the latest advancements in nanotechnology. LumActiv is powered by advanced particles that feature a “smog-eating” property to create the most advanced light-activated functional surface coating on the market. Use LumActiv throughout your home, office, or public spaces to actively clean the air and the environment while reducing the need for maintenance.

LumActiv is non-toxic, solvent-free, and ISO certified. Besides its benefit to a cleaner environment, use around the house to prevent stains from mold and mildew growth, protect the inside of your home from allergens, VOCs, and other harmful pollutants, or use in your car to prevent stains and eliminate odors. LumActiv is safe for human contact and can be safely used in schools, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, airports and more to provide cleaner air and surfaces.

 

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Uses/Features

Uses

Air and Surface cleaning in:

  • Residential

  • Schools

  • Hospitals

  • Hotels

  • Airports

  • Restaurants

  • Public infrastructure

  • Public transportation

  • Offices

  • Shopping centers

Features

  • Non-Toxic, Solvent Free / ISO Certified

  • Breaks down VOCs, NOx and other airborne pollutants

  • Improves air quality in dense urban environments

  • Reduces odor

  • Can be applied toward LEED credits for air quality

  • Creates healthier work & home environment

  • Creates a hydrophilic, self-cleaning surface

  • Interior/exterior application

  • Reacts with visible and UV light

  • Triggered by light energy, organic compounds decompose on a molecular level

  • Coating ideal for air filtration units

  • Creates a super hydrophilic surface allowing water to wash away contaminants

  • Reduces need for building cleaning and maintenance

  • Mold and fungus prevention on building facades

  • Break down allergens

  • Decompose endotoxins

  • Increase sanitation

  • Remove cigarette/cigar smoke from indoor fabrics

  • Break down mold, fungus in the air

  • Decompose over 60 types of VOCs

  • Prevent respiratory issues

  • Safe for the environment and for human contact

  • Water-based solution

  • Increase durability of all materials

  • Provide stain free surfaces

  • Increase PV efficiency & decrease maintenance

  • Saves water by breaking down dirt and making surfaces “self-clean”

  • Durable, lasts for 10-15 years once applied

  • The active ingredient is titanium-dioxide which is an FDA approved food pigment.

  • Each 142.8 Sq feet of LumActiv applied to a surface has the same photocatalytic power as a single full-grown leaved tree.

  • Breaks down VOCs, METHANE, BTEX, bacteria, NOx and other airborne pollutants on contact

  • Removal rate for Nitrous Oxides per m2 is approximately 200 cubic meters of air per day. VOCs can be removed at a rate of 60 cubic meters per day (Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, 2007 study for California Energy Commission)

  • Food-safe

  • Reapply every 10-15 years

DOESNO~1

Does Not Alter Appearance

ECO-FR~1

Eco-Friendly

NON-TO~1

Non-Toxic

STAYS CLEAN Stain blocker

Stays Clean

AIR-CLEANING (1)

Air Cleaning

REDUCE~1

Reduces Odor

Performance Testing

 

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10,000 ft2 of building facade-surface coated by LumActiv will remove the same amount of pollutants in a 12-hour period as 70 full-grown broadleaved trees.

2,000 ft2 of LumActiv coated roofing is able to decompose the same quantity of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) per year that a gasoline driven car emits during 10,563 miles of driving.

 

Photocatalytic:
ISO 22197: Photocatalytic material – Certified
ISO 22197-1:2007 (Removal of NOx)
ISO 22197-2:2011 (removal of acetaldehyde)
ISO 22197-3:2011 (removal of toluene)
ISO 22197-4:2013 (removal of formaldehyde)

Durability:
ASTM G 154: Artificial Weathering – No Changes
ASTM D 4585: Humidity – No Changes
ASTM D 1308: Chemical Resistance – No Changes

Application & Storage

  • Application: See technical manual for applications instructions.
  • Storage: Store in a cool dark place. Do not allow to freeze. Recommended storage between 5-25°C. Do not store in direct sunlight, light sensitive.
  • LumActiv Indoor
    • Increased light-sensitivity for use in indoor environments
    • Coverage: 475 sq ft / 32 oz
  • LumActiv Multipurpose
    • Intended for use on all surfaces other than glass
    • Coverage: 570 sq ft / 32 oz
  • LumActiv Glass
    • Intended for use on glass surfaces
    • Coverage: 475 sq ft / 32 oz
  • LumActiv Primer
    • Non-reactive base coat to protect organic surfaces
    • Coverage: 570 sq ft / 32 oz

 

How LumActiv Works

LumActiv uses photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles to absorb ultraviolet (UV) and visible light to drive the decomposition of water to hydroxyl radicals or organic and inorganic compounds to their oxidized forms (such as nitrous oxide (NOx) to nitrate salts). The hydroxyls produced can undergo further reactions with odors, organic and inorganic compounds, and pollution to eliminate harmful species in the air and produce water in a catalytic cycle.

In 1967, PhD student Akira Fujishima working in a small lab at the University of Tokyo discovered that the anatase form of titanium dioxide, a common food pigment, decomposes volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air pollutants when exposed to UV light. More than 49 years and over 3,000 academic studies later, scientists agree that global air pollution can be positively impacted by the widespread application of photo-catalytic anatase titanium dioxide coatings.

In the presence of light, the compounds that our coating is capable of decomposing include nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), formaldehyde, benzene, allergens, pathogens, odors and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These pollutants are converted into non-toxic compounds like carbon dioxide, water and nitrates.

 

 

LumActiv works by creating hydroxyl radicals and superoxide ions during photocatalysis – these ‘scrubbers’ break down harmful organic airborne pollutants such as VOCs, nitric oxides, carbon monoxide, and methane into harmless byproducts.

Additionally, thanks to advances in nanotechnology, LumActiv contains nano-scaled particles which allow for increased surface area of reactive material when compared to larger scale particles. As a result, LumActiv has a higher rate of photocatalytic activity and decomposes organic pollutants much more quickly than our competitors, as evidenced by the ISO testing results of the International Photocatalyst Standards Testing Centre.

Whether our customers are environmentally conscious and intent on decreasing the air pollution in urban environments, looking to create healthier indoor environments or simply interested in keeping their assets clean and decreasing building maintenance costs, DryWired’s LumActiv photocatalytic coatings offer an innovative eco-friendly solution.

Visible Light Photocatalysis
Photocatalytic oxidation had once only been possible under the presence of UV light and now with the chemistry DryWired has to offer, is now reactive into the visible light spectrum. The activation of this reaction in by visible light is possible through the doping of TiO2 with silver ions.

 

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DryWired's LumActiv coating is a patented, photocatalytic coating that breaks down volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odors, and a number of airborne pollutants. In addition to its ISO-tested and proven air-cleaning capabilities, LumActiv generates a hydrophilic, self-cleaning surface. LumActiv combines photocatalytic TiO2 and advances in nanotechnology to create the most advanced light-activated functional surface coating on the market.

DryWired's LumActiv coating not only reduces smog and other forms of air pollution but also prevents contaminants from accumulating on hard surfaces. This self-cleaning effect is ideal for glass building surfaces looking to reduce cleaning cycles and save water while contributing positively to local air quality.

FAQs

What is a photocatalyst?

Photo- meaning light and catalyst- being a component that speeds up a reaction without being consumed; therefore, a “photocatalyst” is a material that, in the presence of light, speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed. The reaction that is being sped up with LumActiv is the production of hydroxyl radicals from UV light. This is a naturally occurring process that occurs in the atmosphere to help clean the planet. Hydroxyl radicals are known as the “atmosphere’s detergent” for their impressive cleaning power. Water is a co-catalyst in the reaction to clean the air.

What version of LumActiv is used where?

LumActiv Glass: Glass surfaces such as windows, solar panels, automotive glass, architectural glass

LumActiv Indoor: Indoor surfaces exposed to mostly indoor light

LumActiv Multipurpose: Surfaces exposed to large amounts of UV light, outdoor applications

LumActiv Primer: Organic surfaces that LumActiv will be applied to, acting as an inorganic barrier. Plastic or other hard hydrophobic surfaces to increase adhesion.

What is the surface preparation required before applying LumActiv?

Ensure a clean, dry surface before application. For glass and other hard surfaces a surface degreaser, such as DryWired Glass Cleaner, can be used. If glass is heavily soiled, a glass scraper may be necessary. If the surface is organic in nature and will be exposed to large amounts of UV exposure, LumActiv Primer should be applied prior to the final LumActiv product.

When is LumActiv Primer used?

LumActiv Primer is used under two conditions, the first being on an organic surface to act as an inorganic barrier between the active LumActiv coating (Multipurpose or Indoor) and the substrate the coating is being applied to, such as an organic paint. The LumActiv Primer can also be used to increase adhesion and act as a binding agent between the surface and the coating.

What is the dry time of LumActiv?

3 to 12 hours are required for the film to fully dry. The dry time can be accelerated with heat so long as the temperature does not exceed 600C. Once the coating has fully dried, the coating will not dissolve in water.

What is the cure time of LumActiv?

The coating will fully cure in about 2 months. At this point, the coating will have achieved maximum hardness (2H-5H depending on the coating/substrate).

How is LumActiv removed?

If there is an area of the coating that needs to be reworked, the coating should be removed immediately. Coating can be removed by wiping with water and a cloth.

How should LumActiv equipment be cleaned?

All tools can be rinsed with water to remove any remaining coating solution.

What is the shelf life of LumActiv?

LumActiv Glass: 2 years, unopened, from the date of manufacture if stored under recommended conditions.

LumActiv Primer: 5 years, unopened, from the date of manufacture if stored under recommended conditions.

LumActiv Indoor: 5 years, unopened, from the date of manufacture if stored under recommended conditions.

LumActiv Multipurpose: 5 years, unopened, from the date of manufacture if stored under recommended conditions.

Is LumActiv certified?

Photocatalytic:
ISO 22197: Photocatalytic material – Certified
ISO 22197-1:2007 (Removal of NOx)
ISO 22197-2:2011 (removal of acetaldehyde)
ISO 22197-3:2011 (removal of toluene)
ISO 22197-4:2013 (removal of formaldehyde)

Durability:
ASTM G 154: Artificial Weathering – No Changes
ASTM D 4585: Humidity – No Changes
ASTM D 1308: Chemical Resistance – No Changes

What is TiO2?

TiO2 is titanium dioxide. It is one of the oldest known and well-studied chemical compounds. It is a naturally occurring compound that is widely used range of applications including paints, sunscreen, toothpaste, diary and food products.

What is UV?

Ultraviolet (UV) is invisible, high-energy light making up 6.6% of the incident solar energy that hits the planet from the Sun.

What is a nanoparticle?

A nanoparticle is any particle whose diameter is between 1-100 nanometers (nm) in size. A nanometer is 1,000,000,000 or 1 billion times smaller than a meter. These small particles have incredibly high surface areas and interesting chemical and optical properties. The high surface area increases the particle’s effectiveness in performing chemical reactions.