The kitchen is now a bacteria fighter
At Veneta Cucine, a new buzzword has been circulating for some time now. “Green Thinking” is environmentally friendly thought placed at the service of innovations which lead to a healthier environment and safeguard the wellbeing of the user, besides enhancing the functionality of the company’s products.
One of the most interesting new ideas is BBS® Bacteria Blocker Silverguard, a trademark created for an antibacterial treatment using silver ions. The surfaces of laminates are given this treatment, which reduces bacterial growth by 99.9%.
The great advantage of the system is that the antibacterial power remains unchanged over time, since the silver is not in liquid form; instead, it is encapsulated into particles when the materials are impregnated, so it does not evaporate.
BBS® Bacteria Blocker Silverguard: the star of an historic technological innovation.
BBS® Bacteria Blocker Silverguard is the result of advanced, long-term research into sanitizing with treatments containing precious metals.
One of the most interesting new ideas is BBS® Bacteria Blocker Silverguard, produced by and created for an antibacterial treatment using silver ions. The surfaces of laminates are given this treatment, which reduces bacterial growth by 99.9%.
In other words, the bacteria are first made harmless, and then prevented from proliferating, so that they disappear completely from surfaces in contact with foods and from laminate countertops in the kitchen.
The only anti-pollution and antibacterial ceramic material in the world certified iso.
- ISO 10678:2010
- ISO 27448-1:2008
- ISO 27447:2009
- ISO 22196:2011
- UNI 11484:2013
What is ACTIVE?
ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial CeramicTM is the only photocatalytic, anti-pollution and antibacterial ceramic in the world with ISO 10678: 2010, ISO 27448-1: 2008, ISO 27447: 2009 , ISO 22196: 2011 e UNI 11484: 2013 certifications. ACTIVE slabs purify the air from dangerous pollutants, eliminate bacteria that can cause serious illnesses, destroy the molecules responsible for bad smells, and are easier to clean thanks to their hydrophilic properties. All of this is possible because titanium dioxide (TiO2) is applied to ACTIVE Clean Air & Antibacterial CeramicTM slabs, transforming them into a photocatalytic material. Photocatalysis on ACTIVE slabs means that, in the presence of air, humidity and light, a powerful oxidative process takes place that leads to the decomposition of organic and inorganic contaminants that come into contact with ACTIVE surfaces.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is applied to ACTIVE slabs in the form of micrometric particles and by means of the digital printing technique, which allows for a completely homogeneous distribution of the particles of TiO2 on the surface of the slabs. These particles are fixed on the slabs at high temperature (in the industrial kiln at 680° C). Upon leaving the kiln, the slabs are washed and brushed vigorously to remove any TiO2 particles that might not have adhered to their surface. The micrometric (rather than nanometric) dimension of the TiO2 used in this process prevents health and environmental risks during manufacture. In addition, the ink’s composition and the fixing at high temperature of the TiO2 on ACTIVE Clean Air and Antibacterial CeramicTM slabs make the surface of these slabs unaltered and extremely resistant to abrasion caused by traffic (even by heavy traffic). This guarantees a long-term photocatalytic efficacy.
ACTIVE, now more effective and powerful
ACTIVE maintains ACTIVE’s four photocatalytic properties (antibacterial, anti-pollution, self- cleaning and anti-smell). However, the addition of silver to titanium dioxide in ACTIVE reinforces these four properties. The presence of silver in ACTIVE also ensures:
- Antibacterial activity even in the dark.
- Anti-pollution efficiency even under LED lights.
For more informations visit www.active-ceramic.it.