The photocatalyst in ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™ is Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) in the form of micrometric particles fixed at high temperatures. The micrometric (not nanometric) dimensions of the TiO2 employed excludes all risks to human health and the environment during the process of manufacture, application and final use.
The photocatalyst activates and accelerates the reaction degrading pollutants in the air, but its particles, though involved in the oxidation process, are not consumed so that the titanium dioxide’s action remains the same over the years. During the photocatalytic reaction, pollutants in the air are broken down by titanium dioxide, oxygen, moisture and light into forms which are not harmful to the health. Fixing of TiO2 onto ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™ tiles at high temperatures (around 700 C°) also makes the surface of the tiles highly resistant to scratching due to tread, even with intense traffic, guaranteeing a long-lasting photocatalytic effect.