The eco-active Active Surfaces® ceramic surfaces by Iris Ceramica Group, patented and certified to ISO standards, are the green response to our safety and well-being needs. Present on the market for over 10 years, the innovative Active Surfaces® technology exploits the photo-catalytic properties of titanium dioxide which, combined with silver, transforms simple ceramic slabs into eco-active materials with antibacterial and antiviral (including Covid-19), anti-pollution, anti-odour and self-cleaning properties. The effectiveness of these four actions continues throughout the ceramic life cycle, making them a significant investment for the future.
One of the projects focusing on eco-sustainable development is the restructuring of the University of Milano-Bicocca. In the rooms in the Agorà building, the architect Laura Vergani chose the wall and floor coverings from the Pietra di Basalto Active collection by Fiandre Architectural Surfaces - an Iris Ceramica Group brand -, which mirrors the contemporary and sustainable ideals underlying spaces marked by well-being. The beige texture emphasises the three-dimensional effect, and is in line with the university’s ecological reconversion programme, as these are eco-sustainable materials produced in Zero Emissions factories and are 100% recyclable.
Active Surfaces® combine innovation, design and sustainability, making them the ideal solution for the University of Milano-Bicocca and all public places that demand constant cleanliness and hygiene. Using the eco-active Active Surfaces® also helps to obtain major green building certifications: WELL Building Standard, Gold Standard, LEED and BREEAM Certifications.