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Formaldehyde Removal Coat, Moldefeat

Formaldehyde Removal Coat, Moldefeat


The Solution for Indoor Air Pollution
and Sick Building Syndrome to Protect Your Life from Formaldehyde Gas

Moldefeat was developed as the solution for indoor air pollution. In the several substances of indoor air pollution, formaldehyde is the most serious issue and affects our daily life directly. Formaldehyde is known as a cancer-causing. Nevertheless, it is found in various products such as plywood, particleboard, building materials, and insulation, which are necessary for our life. It means we always have the risk of being sick by formaldehyde in our living environment. Therefore, we need to deal with this formaldehyde gas emission problem. Moldefeat absorbs and eliminates formaldehyde gas very easily. The efficacy lasts for a long term, such as several years, once it applies.


Fig. 1 Images of ”Moldefeat, Type S-3T”

Major Features and Advantages

  1. High performance of eliminating formaldehyde gas by our own technology method

  2. Formaldehyde removal functions.
    Moldefeat can absorb and eliminate several aldehyde gases, such as acetaldehyde, crotonaldehyde, etc. (Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans).

                                                                  Fig. 2 Formaldehyde gas removal efficacy

  3. Long lasting formaldehyde removal effect
    The test specimens (Moldefeat and Blank) were placed in each flask filled with 100 ppm of acetaldehyde and stored under 50 degrees Celsius for 24 hours. This test result shows the decrease in gas concentration for 24 hours.

                                                       Fig. 3 CH3CHO repeat test (comparative test method)

  4. Transparent coating film
  5. Safety materials (Confirmed laboratory test)
  6. Long durability
  7. Easy to handle (Spray, Brush, Roller coating)
  8. Other use
    Moldefeat eliminates not only formaldehyde gas but also burned smells such as fire disaster places and other including aldehyde gases.

Technology Data

Possible applications

    Think about your healthy life.

    The risk of formaldehyde

    What is formaldehyde?
    Formaldehyde is the chemical substance that has the acute toxicity, and it has a strong odor. IARC alerts the risk causing of Group 1, Carcinogenic to humans.

    How can you be exposed to formaldehyde?
    You can find formaldehyde in various products—plywood, particleboard, building materials, insulation, furniture, cigarette smoke, etc. Therefore, we are constantly exposed to small amounts of formaldehyde emission from those products.

    Health effect of formaldehyde (Sick building syndrome)
    ✓Headaches ✓Irritation of eye ✓Cough ✓Irritation of throat ✓Fatigue ✓Running nose ✓Rash skin ✓Nausea ✓Fever ✓Difficulty breathing ✓Tightness in the chest ✓Dizziness✓Allergy-like symptoms ✓Backache ✓Buzzing ✓Diarrhea ✓Constipation  

    If you have these symptoms after the renovation, purchasing some new furniture or moving house, it might be a sign of health damage by formaldehyde.

    【MoldefeatTo protect your life from formaldehyde risk
    Moldefeat is the best solution to protect against formaldehyde exposure. We provide you clean indoor environment.

    How to use?

    Application 1: As the coating agent
    Moldefeat can be used in various locations to protect people from formaldehyde risk. (e.g., House, Hotel, Condominium, Office building, Hospital, School, Nursing home, Furniture, etc.)
    Recommend coating application method: Spray coating, Roller coating, Brush coating. You don’t need the professional techniques.

                 Apartment room

    Spray coating






    Before Coating application

    After Coating application

    Application 2: As the additive materials under the manufacturing process
    Adding Moldefeat under the process of manufacture helps the manufacturer create the original product that can eliminate formaldehyde gas. This must be a stand-out characteristic and could be a great promotion to appeal to the brand.

    Recommend user:
    Plywood manufacturer, wallpaper manufacturer, furniture manufacturer

    Competitive advantage

    1: Mechanism to remove aldehyde gas

    Generally, a formaldehyde eliminator is manufactured based on a neutralized effect. However, we developed a new technology of absorbing and eliminating formaldehyde formulated based on SiO2 with amino groups (NH2) by sol-gel method.

    Fig. 4 The image of amine modified silica particles

    Moldefeat is made from silica that has the chemical treatment by the amino group. The amino group reacts against the aldehyde group, which leads to absorbing and eliminating formaldehyde gas.

    Moldefeat has a unique adsorption structure, and to be formed of the steric constitution, it can be adsorbed with massive formaldehyde substance at the coated surface.

    Fig. 5 Image of the steric constitution and SEM photograph

    Since it is generated without gaps on the surface, the specific surface area is about 20 times that of the flat state. Therefore, it enables the adsorption of a large quantity of formaldehyde at once.
    The number of these crystalline needles creates 400 million per square centimeter.

    Fig.6 Image of surface comparison for standard paint and Moldefeat.

    2: Long lasting efficacy

    Moldefeat continues to eliminate formaldehyde gas for 4~5 years compared to other products that last only 1 or 2 years. Therefore, there is no need for frequent maintenance, and it leads to saving running costs.

    3: Long durability

    There is no deterioration on the coated surface, and keep a clear appearance.


      1. Maximum eliminating performance: 600mg/m2(600,000μg/m2)
      2. Long lasting efficacy: 4~5 years
      3. Performance of formaldehyde reduction: 99 %

                                Test Certification

      Technical maturity / Past record of introduction

      Moldefeat was developed in 2011. Since then, we have provided many counties to protect against formaldehyde risk.
      As the most recent data, we exported Moldefeat as the materials for 800,000㎡ area (as of annual 2021).
      Our primary market is Southeast Asia and East Asia. However, we would like to expand this great product, Moldefeat, to worldwide because the formaldehyde problem is a social issue globally.

      Information on patent related to this technology


      Company Data

      Company data

      Address 171 Tajimacho, Sano-shi, Tochigi, 327-0031 Japan
      Capital 10 million JPY (as of September 2022)
      Contact person Mr. Takayuki YOSHIKAWA
      Tel: +81-283-22-1901
      Corporate website:
      Number of employees 17 (as of September 2022)
      Date of company foundation 1 July, 1983
      The type of business Textile manufacturing and chemical products manufacturing

      International operation

      Number of employees for international operation 
      Overseas offices

      City, Country Name of Company (if applicable)
      Hong Kong, China CAP Global Limited.

      Modality of business transaction


      1: We would like to establish a partnership with a local company that can import Moldefeat and implement the coating application.

      2: We would like to introduce and export Moldefeat to the manufacturers and make them develop formaldehyde-free products.

      Export of product
      We would like to export Moldefeat to trading companies.


      Schematic illustration of the technology

      Product guide: Moldefeat_EN.pdf

      Contact Person(s)

      Mr. Takayuki YOSHIKAWAE-mail:

      *Please mention that you saw UNIDO's website when making the first contact with the company.

      Registered Category

      • Environmental Technologies : Pollution Prevention and Control
      • Human Health Technologies : Public health