Specification Product Update

Issue 2 2021

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Welcome l 3 www.specifi cationproductupdate.com To make an enquiry - Go online: www.enquire2.com or post our: Free Reader Enquiry Card PUBLISHING DIRECTOR David Stiles - david@tspmedia.co.uk SALES MANAGER Martyn Smith - martyn@tspmedia.co.uk SALES DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Katie Heath - katie@tspmedia.co.uk DESIGN & ARTWORK Kat Jones - kat@tspmedia.co.uk PRODUCTION copy@tspmedia.co.uk CIRCULATION circulation@tspmedia.co.uk Mitsubishi Electric has launched its new Plasma Quad Connect air purifier for improved indoor air quality. The bolt-on device can neutralise six key indoor pollutants, as well as inhibit 99.8% of SARS- CoV-2 [i]. Plasma Quad Connect can be bolted on to Mitsubishi Electric's air conditioning for both new and existing indoor units across the M Series, Mr Slim and City Multi ranges. Unique to the manufacturer, Plasma Quad Connect works like an electrical curtain to catch and neutralise even microscopic particles in the air, to significantly improve indoor air quality. The technology, has been independently tested against SARS-CoV-2 by the Microbial Testing Laboratory, Japan Textile Quality and Technology Centre in Kobe, Japan. Plasma Quad Connect has also been found to be effective against bacteria, dust, viruses, mould and allergens such as pollen, in addition to microscopic particles down to PM2.5. "There's a lot of debate around indoor air quality, especially as we look to move back into offices and buildings and good ventilation is the first thing any business should look at," explains Mark Grayston, Product Marketing Manager for Mitsubishi Electric. "At the same time, air conditioning with good filtration can play a significant role in optimising indoor air quality." The level of pollutants inside buildings can be as much as up to five times higher than the outdoors, so being able to remove harmful particles in the air is essential to occupant wellbeing. With greater regulation pushing for air tightness in buildings, improving indoor air quality is also becoming an increasing priority for businesses. "Plasma Quad Connect significantly improves indoor air quality, providing peace of mind for the building owner and reassurance for building occupants," adds Grayston, "It works with new installations but we've also designed the device specifically to address existing equipment, making it ideal for hotels, leisure facilities, medical centres, retail outlets and offices." The device's bolt-on capability provides flexibility of installation and offers a more cost-effective solution, which means businesses can avoid costly refits. With regular maintenance, Plasma Quad Connect has the same service life as an indoor unit and it can be installed with wall mounted units, ducted units and ceiling cassettes systems. "Plasma Quad Connect is automatically powered when the air conditioning is in operation," adds Grayston. "Our design engineers have not only developed something that is simple to install, it is also easy to use so building owners now have a straightforward and highly effective solution to improving indoor air quality." Further details on the system can be found on the company's website https://les.mitsubishielectric.co.uk/indoor-air-quality New bolt-on air purifier neutralises indoor pollutants Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, Shropshire TF2 9TW www.specificationonline.co.uk Tel: 01952 234000 T A N N E R S T I L E S P U B L I S H I N G TSPMEDIA Welcome Recovery strengthens but concerns remain about materials The recovery in construction product manufacturing continued in the fi rst quarter of 2021, according to the Construction Product Association's (CPA) State of Trade Survey. So far, the pick-up in construction activity has been led by private housing, infrastructure and the repair and maintenance sectors. Nevertheless, a constrained global supply of raw materials and components, as well as the associated increases in prices, is weighing on the outlook for the year ahead. Both heavy side and light side manufacturers anticipated a rise in product sales over the next year, on balance. The government's extensions of its job support schemes and housing market stimulus, plus activity on large-scale infrastructure projects, look to have underpinned confi dence that the recovery will continue. The supply of raw materials and components now registers as the primary concern for product manufacturers, however, refl ecting global supply issues for inputs such as steel, timber, PVC and chemicals. Rebecca Larkin, CPA Senior Economist said: "The construction industry continues its V-shaped recovery, resulting in another quarter of increased sales for product manufacturers. This appears to be the case particularly in private housing, which is experiencing a fl ow of pent-up demand and policy support from Help to Buy and the stamp duty holiday. "Infrastructure and the repair and maintenance sectors are also driving activity as work on major projects accelerates and homeowners and commercial occupiers re-assess their use of space. "Encouragingly, manufacturers expect continued growth over the next year. This risks being held back by bottlenecks in the global supply of raw materials, however, notably in categories where a high proportion is dependent on imports. "Inevitably, rises in input prices have followed and almost all manufacturers expect this infl ationary pressure to persist over the next 12 months." Paul Groves // Group Editor 12 11 14 15 16 17 18 Roofi ng, External Walls & Insulation External Works & Drainage 6 Product Highlights Heating, Ventilation & A/C Doors, Windows & Entrance Systems Safety, Security & Fire Protection Kitchens, Bathrooms & Washrooms Floors, Walls & Ceilings

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