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ACTIVE SURFACES® HAVE ACHIEVED A NEW AND IMPORTANT RESULT IN THE CONTINUING CHALLENGE OF CONTRIBUTING ACTIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE.
Iris Ceramica Group has achieved a new and important result in the continuing challenge of contributing actively and effectively to improve the quality of life.
The Active Surface® technology is able to make eco-active also large-sized slabs using the digital application. This important step forward means improving the photo-catalytic performance of ceramic slabs, whose properties are certified in accordance with the ISO International Standards, ensuring greater efficiency in the degradation of bacteria and viruses, air pollutants and bad odours.
The technological progress of Active Surfaces® was developed through the Digitalife project, funded by the European Union (LIFE ENV/IT/000140), which led to the production of new eco-active slabs with an even closer eye on the environment.
The new technology, developed by the Iris Ceramica Group, still uses titanium dioxide in micrometric size, but ensures greater uniformity in the distribution of the eco-active material on the surface of the slabs, increasing the efficiency of the photo-catalytic process at the base of Active Surfaces®.
The latest laboratory tests, conducted and documented by the Department of Chemistry of the University of Milan, showed a marked increase in efficiency in the photocatalytic degradation of NOx and VOC in the air, which are responsible for outdoor and indoor pollution.
This is an important scientific and technological improvement, highlighting an increase in the tangible benefits of Active Surfaces®.
The new Active Surfaces® technology does not alter but potentiates the features of the ceramics, allowing the application as floors and walls, indoor and outdoor, not only in conventional contexts but also in unusual fields such as furnishing and architecture.
The synergy between Active Surfaces® and the large-sized slabs combines the advantages of both technologies in a new, high-performing material, which helps to obtain general benefits for buildings both indoor and outdoor. The new technology creates self-cleaning ceramic surfaces that, above all on external facades, prevent changes in colour and help to maintain the original appearance and brightness over time.
The implications in the world of architecture and design are countless.
The antibacterial, anti-polluting and anti-odour actions of Active Surfaces® also make the large-sized slabs even more effective in situations with particularly high requirements in terms of health and hygiene, such as clinics and hospitals, kindergartens and nursery schools, as well as spas or, more generally, to the places destined to accommodation and welfare.
The effectiveness of Active Surfaces®, combined with the extraordinary size and lightness of ceramic slabs, makes it ideal in rooms used for catering, where floors, walls and kitchen tops can be entirely made of a material that is able to produce beneficial effects on the spaces and human health.
The Active Surfaces® technology is available on request for all the ceramic surfaces of Fiandre, FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, Iris Ceramica and Ariostea.