Our business idea is to simply and effectively ensure healthy indoor air. We humans spend perhaps 80% of our lives indoors. Therefore, it is of major importance that this air is healthy. cTrap should be the obvious first choice to remedy emission problems. We would also like cTrap to be used in a preventive manner – before health problems arise.

History

cTrap was developed from research at Lund University on the link between moisture damage and ill-health. With the idea of an emission barrier in the form of an adsorption cloth, and with the help of LU Innovation, the cTrap cloth was patented and cTrap AB was formed. Over the years the company has grown steadily, with constant quality assurance as a guiding principle.

See the timeline below!

2020

Today

After the cTrap has been used successfully throughout the Nordic region for several years it is time for new markets and the first installations are carried out in Germany and the UK.
2019

December

A cTrap installation made in 2013 led to a reduction in floor emissions from 63 to 1.5 µg/m3 2-ethylhexanol (directional measurement). A follow-up 6 years later shows that the lower value remains.
2019

May

All patent applications for the USA, Canada, China and Europe have been approved.
2019

April

In a room where the walls contained tar material most of the wall surfaces were covered with cTrap, which caused the odor to disappear and the air concentration of PAH to decrease from 1726 to 139 ng/m3.
2019

February

The cTrap effectively stops the odor of tobacco smoke entering from neighbouring apartment(s) through leaks in the ceiling/floor construction.
2018

January

Today, the cTrap is installed in properties throughout the Nordic region and the company continues to grow and ensure a good indoor air quality.
2016

March

cTrap is proven to be able to effectively prevent emissions of PCBs from contaminated concrete as well as chloroanisols and chlorophenols from impregnated wood.
2015

June

cTrap receives the SKAPA Foundation’s Future Innovator award.
2014

March

cTrap is nominated as the most innovative new building material at Nordbygg.
2014

January

cTrap Ltd continues to expand and the company now also has representatives in Finland.
2013

October

The cTrap is consolidated as a long-term sustainable solution: the cTrap cloth was installed in a room with heavy floor emissions – after a year less than 1% of the cloth’s adsorption capacity had been consumed.
2013

April

cTrap Ltd. is formed. Johan Mattsson is appointed CEO of the company.
2012

March

A new prototype of the cTrap arrives for testing. This version became the final cTrap cloth, which in subsequent laboratory studies is shown to fulfill the requirements regarding adsorption efficiency, capacity, durability, moisture permeability etc.
2011

September

cTrap gets the Big Innovation Prize from PwC, Lund Municipality and Lund University Innovation (LUIS) and goes to the regional final in the national business plan competition Venture Cup.
2011

July

The first factory made prototype of cTrap arrives for testing.
2010

July

Pawel Markowicz is employed as a PhD student. In the next few years, Pawel will engage in tests of cTrap in the laboratory as well as in real cases of damage.
2009

June

The cTrap idea undergoes a novelty search. The result: It is confirmed as unique.
2009

March

Lennart Larsson, researcher at Lund University, presents his idea – an emission barrier in the form of an adsorption cloth – to Thomas Rundqvist at Lund University Innovation (LUIS).

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