No limits for green project, with Active Surfaces®
Suitable for any project
Four different collections translate the characteristics of Active Surfaces® into unique forms and colours, inspired by both nature and urban contexts. A wide range, responding fully and sustainably to the needs of every designer.
Good for people and the environment
The attention paid by Iris Ceramica Group to the well-being of humans and the environment can be found in the antibacterial and antiviral, anti-pollution, anti-odour and self-cleaning action of Active Surfaces®. These properties respond to the need for living in healthier spaces, in which cleaning is quick, easy and effective. Furthermore, by breaking down the polluting particles in the air, Active Surfaces® make both indoor and outdoor public and private spaces safer.
An extra resource for your projects
Active Surfaces® improve quality of life in any space, ensuring maximum well-being and simple, lasting protection. An authentic added value for all your projects.
Innovation that matches your style
Iris Ceramica Group’s attention to design and sophistication can be found in the four different Active Surfaces® collections, all created to meet different styles and adapt to the aesthetic sensitivity of any project.
The Active Surfaces® product range allows you to precisely identify the most suitable surface for any application. This is made possible by the range of different thicknesses, from 6 to 12 mm, and formats, from the most common to large formats measuring 100x300 cm, 150x300 cm and 328x154 cm.Discover all the collections
Where the idea comes from
Active Surfaces® are the result of research which began more than ten years ago between Iris Ceramica Group and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Milan.Find out more
100% Italian technology
Conceived, developed and made in Italy, Active Surfaces® boast superior qualities that make them antimicrobial, anti-pollution, anti-odour, and easy to clean. The materials used to make Active Surfaces® even work in the dark.Find out more
Using Active Surfaces® is like planting trees, find out how many
Number of trees in your space Trees*
*The indicated conversion is based on a purely indicative average value referred to outdoor application. Calculation not executable for indoor installation..
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A circular material
The ceramic surfaces of all the Iris Ceramica Group brands are made using a careful selection of raw materials and are 100% recyclable. Active Surfaces® are made with 40% of recycled materials, in conformity with the LEED requirement.
Furthermore, laboratory tests have demonstrated that 1 m2 of eco-active Active Surfaces® takes just 2 years to compensate the nitrogen oxide emissions linked to its production, in contrast to traditional inert construction materials.
ACTIVE SURFACES® FOR BUILDINGS CERTIFICATIONS
The innovative and sustainable technology of Active Surfaces® also makes it easier to obtain a number of buildings certifications.
WELL Building Standard
WELL certification was launched in 2014 by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). The system sets out to define the parameters for measuring how buildings can improve people’s lives.
The Gold Standard is one of the strictest standards for the certification of carbon credits. Specifically, it ensures that renewable energy projects effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions and produce benefits for the local population.
The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system assesses and certifies the environmental, social and economic sustainability of buildings considered as a whole.
BREEAM is an environmental sustainability assessment method which considers the principles and strategic requirements for measuring the environmental, social and economic impacts of the whole life cycle of a building.
The effectiveness of Active Surfaces® is proven and documented by laboratory tests and the certifications obtained over the years. In particular, the antibacterial and antiviral properties of Active Surfaces® are certified in accordance with ISO standards, which certify their effectiveness at the international level.Read all certifications