Environmentally conscious construction means energy-efficient planning. It also means deliberately choosing durable, most renewable, harmless materials that are easy to dispose of, such as ecological paints for exteriors and interiors. It makes a crucial contribution towards a better future and a better quality of life.
Today, the choice of materials is one of the most important aspects in terms of ecologically optimising construction.
In addition to the energy consumed when a building is in use, the characteristics of construction materials such as paints, play a role in determining the ecological footprint of a building. Even if they only make up a very small share of the materials required, the effects of paints for exteriors and interiors should not be underestimated. In addition to direct effects caused by the content of harmful substances or emissions during application, factors such as consumption of resources and durability have a tangible effect on the ecological balance.
KEIM paints have an outstanding ecological profile: from raw material extraction via production, application and the entire life-cycle of the coating for exteriors and interiors, through to disposal of the existing coating. Many KEIM paints for exteriors and interiors are recommended by Sentinel Haus Institute. The Sentinel Haus website offers clients and architects a quick and easy overview of certified, sustainable construction products and ecological paints. To date, KEIM exterior paints are the only paints throughout the whole of Europe to have been awarded the natureplus eco label. This label confirms compliance with high quality standards in terms of sustainability and is awarded by accredited test institutes on the basis of independently produced guidelines. A large number of categories are tested, including aspects such as paint manufacture, working conditions and harmless use through to disposal or recycling of the paints.
Mineral paints, natural paints or so-called ecological paints exploit their positive characteristics to their fullest. Our ecological interior paints are based on natural raw materials. Due to their formulation, they contain no problematic additives such as solvents, plasticisers, biocides or preservatives which could be emitted into the surroundings. Ecological paints ensure safety for people and the environment.
The immense durability of mineral exterior paints saves resources as well as money, with far longer intervals between renovations. If renovations are necessary, the old facade can be simply cleaned with water. Due to the fact that mineral paints do not form thick layers on the substrate, no expensive stripping and disposal of the paint is necessary. Mineral paints protect the valuable building substrate from harmful environmental influences, making an immediate and natural contribution to sustainability.
Paints for exteriors and interiors by KEIM are optimised in terms of construction physics. Our silicate paints are highly vapour permeable. Moisture contained in the building structure can be evaporated, avoiding tricky moisture build up and preventing long term damage. In combination with low water absorption, this offers optimum protection from water and frost damage. The alkalinity and fast drying times of our paints makes them resistant against algae and fungi, eliminating the need for biocide additives which would be leached out of the facades into the groundwater by the rain.
In addition to paints for exteriors and interiors, KEIM offers a wide range of mineral thermal insulation composite systems. Our thermal insulation composite systems stand for sustainable, ecological construction and refurbishment, for saving energy and active environmental protection. The specific KEIM renders and paints help protect resources by extending the renovation intervals.
Our paints are made in Germany. We try to keep the supply chains for the raw materials as short as possible and use 100 % green power in the production process, thus further improving the ecological footprint and sustainability of our products.
See for yourself the quality of our sustainable, ecological paints and products. The following pages provide more information about our environmentally friendly paints for exteriors and interiors and thermal insulation systems, all of which are harmless to us and the environment.