Researchers in Germany are developing new wall materials which are capable of keeping indoor humidity levels at bay in order to create healthier indoor environments for occupants and prevent the formation of mildews or moulds.

Paint manufacturer Keimfarben GmbH teamed up with Bayreuth University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC to develop additives for paints and plasters which are capable of altering the air quality of indoor environments, with a particular focus on humidity levels. They discovered that the addition of porous, flake-shaped glass particles…