The mould growth on media as construction materials can cause problems such as visual degradation or changes in their physical or chemical properties. The presence of mould may cause a risk to human health (housing, workers). When degradation is effective (at the beginning of the fungal growth), isolation and identification of fungi strains provide information on the origin of this contamination and allow establishing appropriate control methods.
To prevent such moulds developments, biocides are widely used even if the European legislation (98 / 8 Directive) is stricter and stricter. From the analysis of issues concerning relations between materials and moulds, to standards for verifying the effectiveness of the technical solution (biocides, surface treatment, modified physico-chemical ...) selected for the development of these materials, our expertise and independence may be crucial for rapid development of your new products.