Ceramic tiles are already recommended even without this special coating – after all, their smooth surface structure prevents permanent infiltration by house dust mites, for example, which can trigger allergic reactions among people. According to tests by independent institutes, bacteria and mould are destroyed and new growth effectively impeded simply through contact with the HT surface.
Active against microorganisms
HT activates oxygen in the air in a photocatalytical process which decomposes microorganisms such as bacteria, fungus and germs. At the same time, new growth is effectively impeded, whereby HT is entirely non-toxic and free of irritants. This innovative technology therefore sets entirely new standards wherever particular cleanliness and hygiene are paramount inside a building.
Thanks to innovative HT technology, all of this works entirely without additional chemicals or any health risks for people. Furthermore, the effect is permanent as the natural catalyst is burned firmly into the tile glaze. Accordingly, the antibacterial effect does not diminish but is rather retained over the entire service life of the ceramic. Hygienic cleanliness in all areas of application: HT-coated ceramic tiles make a valuable contribution towards naturally hygienic interior areas.
On contact with the HT ceramic surface, up to 99% of bacteria are destroyed (under test conditions by Dr. Ralph Derra, ISEGA Forschungs- und Untersuchungsgesellschaft mbH, Aschaffenburg).