ACTIVE SURFACES® ceramics by Fiandre combines the quality and aesthetic benefits of porcelain stoneware with a unique functionality that improves the well-being of the people who use the spaces they inhabit.
ACTIVE SURFACES® is the result of research conducted by the Iris Ceramica Group and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Milan. The porcelain stoneware products are the only kind in the world that is photocatalytic, anti-pollution, antibacterial, and antiviral, ISO certified, and boast two European patents.
ACTIVE SURFACES® ceramics are able to permanently and continuously eliminate polluting molecules in the air, this includes the most dangerous and toxic kinds for people. This is possible by using the light and humidity in the room. Using these surfaces on an external facade for example would help eliminate harmful molecules before they enter interior spaces. There are many other indoor polluting sources that ACTIVE SURFACES® can help remove.
- Antibacterial and Antiviral
The oxidation process induced by the ACTIVE SURFACES® photocatalysis destroys bacteria that comes into contact with the surface. The additional presence of silver on the material makes the surface remain antibacterial in the dark. The surface is able to combat both common strains and particular strains dangerous to human health. This includes antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It also was proven to impede the formation of biofilm and is 99% effective against Coronavirus SARS CoV-2. Certifications include:
- Recent ISO certifications for antiviral activity. Tested on two insidious and contagious viral strains - the H1N1 flu virus and Enterovirus 71 - 99% efficacy was achieved against the viruses.
- Certified anti-mold and antifungal properties.
- Verified antiviral properties against SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus eliminating 94% of the strain after 4 hours of low-intensity UV exposure.
ACTIVE SURFACES® is able to break down the main molecules responsible for bad odors in an effective and powerful way, even under LED lights. Thanks to the photocatalytic properties, odor-causing molecules that come into contact with the ACTIVE SURFACES® are degraded and destroyed, thus eliminating bad odors.
Dirt adheres less to ACTIVE SURFACES® due to the photocatalytic properties, helping to remove it. This makes remaining dirt easily removable with rainwater, lowering maintenance and repair costs for traditional external walls and reducing the use of toxic detergents to clean surfaces
ACTIVE SURFACES® Versus Ordinary Surfaces
ACTIVE SURFACES® is the only photocatalytic ceramic in the world that works with any type of lighting: natural, artificial, as well as the new energy-saving LED lamps. The exclusive production process makes ACTIVE SURFACES® effective 24 hours a day and ensures its action never ends, even with prolonged and intensive use of the surface.
Thanks to its properties, ACTIVE SURFACES® is recommended for all environments seeking high standards of health, hygiene, and cleanliness. This includes: Homes, wellness spaces, hotels, gyms, restaurants, clinics, schools, hospitals, laboratories, offices.
Made of high quality porecelain stoneware, ACTIVE SURFACES® is suitable for indoor and outdoor floors, walls, furnishings and other surfaces. Its durability makes it applicable even in high traffic areas.
Manufacturing and Ordering
ACTIVE SURFACES® can be created, in minimum pre-set batches, selecting any semi-polished, natural and structured finish product already included in the Fiandre Architectural brand range. Fiandre also has a complete ACTIVE SURFACES® product range.