Products (2012)

   
Q4 2012

Wooden Floor Protection

Bona Naturale is a treated wooden floor protection. It has a natural untreated look as compared to traditional wood treatments which involve the use of varnish, oil and wax.

Q4 2012
 
Philips’ new range of Ledino Gen III luminaires incorporates the latest lighting technology
and contemporary designs. They feature a minimalistic design suitable for modern
homes. The wafer-thin disc of light uses light emitting diode (LED) discs and creates a play of effects.

Q4 2012

Virtual Environment Software

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design and operation, has released its virtual environment software suite, IESVE 2012. This includes the new ModelViewer II which features solar shading, solar arc and improved reporting capabilities, and is available to all VE-Gaia and VE-Pro users. 

Q4 2012
 
Thermobreak is a flexible thermal insulation material made from irradiated cross-linked closed-cell, polyolefin foam, reinforced aluminium foil, and acrylic tissue. With a lower thermal conductivity than any other flexible insulation material, and close to zero vapour permeability, it provides energy saving performance, as well as easy installation and operation, which could lead to cost savings.

Q3 2012
A vertical maintenance-free garden, MOSStile is made using moss which remains stable over time needing just 50 percent or higher humidity. It does not require irrigation or fertilisation, it does not have to be pruned and it can be placed in rooms without natural light.
 

Q3 2012
Philips has launched its myVision range of LED light bulbs. Designed to resemble a traditional frosted light bulb, they can fit into existing lamps with screw or bayonet cap sockets, facilitating the transition to using LED lighting alternatives.

 

Q3 2012
 
EchoPanel is an enabling material for designers, furniture manufacturers and end-users. It is a possible replacement for textile covered tiles in workstation systems and as a lighter, more flexible and highly recyclable wall panelling and partitioning system.

 

Q3 2012
The Personal Occupant Requirement Terminal (PORT) Technology by Schindler is an intelligent transit management elevator system that seeks to change the way people move through buildings, thus enhancing traffic and energy efficiencies, and building security.

 

Q2 2012
 
The air around us contains various contaminants and pollutants including dust, odours, and harmful gases. In particular, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been found to be present in higher levels in indoor areas. The emissions could come from building materials, furnishings, cleaning products, etc., which could adversely affect occupants’ health.

 

Q2 2012


World of Laminates is a range of eco-friendly high pressure laminates (HPL) by Evershine. The product is GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified and also certified under the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme “Environmentally Improved Low Emission Low Toxicity” category, ensuring that the product meets strict chemical emissions limits.


 

Q2 2012
 
One of the world’s fastest-growing plants, bamboo has greater strength, flexibility and endurance than most hardwoods. Specialising in the manufacture of bamboo flooring and products, Star Bamboo uses only bamboo from certified renewable sources. The company has received the Green Label certification from the Singapore Environment Council (SEC)...

 

Q2 2012
 
InterfaceFLOR, a global leader in carpet tiles recently unveiled its latest Doodle range that is heavy on bold colours and retro patterns inspired by the Milan-based Memphis design movement of the 1980s. Available in 20 different colours, customers can mix and match the colours of Doodle in any format they like.

 

Q2 2012
 
Cairnsmith is the world’s first instant rendering application for interior designers. Developed by a Singaporean research and development firm Sheer Industries Group, the workflow software application (for mobile devices such as the iPad2) allows interior designers to help their clients visualise 3D drawings onsite.

 

Q1 2012
 
Mipolam Symbioz is a homogeneous floor covering that is made up of over 75 percent sustainable or renewable raw materials. Containing a 100 percent plant-based plasticiser produced using grain residue (wheat, corn, etc.), Mipolam Symbioz has low VOC emissions and is fully recyclable.

 

Q1 2012
 
Studies have shown that prolonged human exposure to VOC emissions can cause health problems. Committed to developing products that are environmentally friendly and promote wellness, Nippon Paint has launched its Well series, a range of paints with near-zero VOCs that is water-based, lead-free and alcohol-free. The series is Singapore Green Label certified and contains products that are formulated for both internal and external applications.’

 

Q1 2012
 

Problems traditionally associated with creating roof gardens and green walls include buildings not being able to withstand the heavy weight of these gardens, plants that die without proper soil conditions, and soil crumbling and scattering, leaving surrounding areas dirty. Seeking to resolve these problems, Suntory Midorie Limited has come up with Pafcal, a urethane-based spongy gardening material that serves as a soil substitute for growing plants.


 

Q1 2012
 
A personal zone air purifier makes it possible for anyone to enjoy clean air at the workplace or at home, vital locations where the most time is spent. Developed by Humanscale, ZON is a state-of-the-art personal air purifier which contains Disposable Electrostatic Precipitation Technology by Swedish inventor Andrej Loreth, and product design by Humanscale Design Studio New York.

 

Q1 2012
 
Instead of the rigid heavy stone furniture commonly found in our public spaces, Jonite has come up with the Banco series of street furniture. Made of reinforced stone which contains more than 30 percent recycled content, Banco is durable and built to withstand the elements.

 

Q1 2012
 

Competition between engineering companies has led to more pressure for innovative designs and tighter deadlines for deliveries. Design automation stands out as a means of producing fast and accurate drawings with little compromise on quality.


 

Q1 2012
 
Using solar and other forms of renewable energy reduces reliance on fossil fuels for energy production, thus directly reducing CO2 emissions. One of the ways solar energy can be ‘employed’ is for the heating of water. In many regions, solar water heaters are now a viable supplement or alternative to electric or gas hot water production.

 

Q1 2012
 
A new generation of glass mineral wool, EcoWool by PGF Insulation Sdn. Bhd. is made from up to 80 percent recycled glass and locally sourced raw materials. Produced by advanced fibre forming equipment and technology, EcoWool consists of fibres with much smaller diameters than man-made vitreous fibre insulation material.

 

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