Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in facilities located in hot, humid climates are overwhelmingly caused by the combination of poor building design & construction practices; resulting in high indoor humidity levels and moisture intrusion. When outdoor humidity levels are high, moisture will intrude into a building's envelope and the interior occupied space; mildew will grow - and so will complaints from the occupants.
Mold & mildew, a consequence of high humidity levels, adds significantly to the deterioration of coatings and other interior items such as carpeting, wallboard, and most FFE items. This can lead to substantially shorted life cycle on FFE items, room closures, as well as potential costly litigation.
Triarch products, particularly Duroplex and Plexture contribute to a positive Indoor Air Quality by providing a vapor permeable wall finish that does not trap humidity. Both materials, Duroplex and Plexture carry a warranty against the growth of mold or mildew on either material, Field Bulletin 060203 Duroplex in Tropical Environments.
The primary ingredients for Triarch materials are natural aggregates (quartzite), water based acrylic resins, and pigment (refer to SDS sheets for additional information).
All TRIARCH products enjoy a low VOC rating. Some Triarch products also meet the criteria established under LEED EQ Credit 4.2 (Low Emitting Materials).
End of Useful Life
Triarch products are typically not recycled as they are typically left in place becoming part of the substrate and re-coated. If they were to be removed, they are biodegradable and require no special handling.