We are all going through a very difficult time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of kitchen sinks, holds two important international patents concerning the use of photocatalytic titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2) in the production of items for the kitchen, bathroom and furnishings in general.
The Plados-Telma Group, unique in the world, has been using for at least 6 years this technology, for commercial simplicity named ARIAPURAin its own production of kitchen sinks and in the production of raw material for composite sanitary ware.
The main benefit of using titanium dioxide nanoparticles is to trigger a powerful photo-catalytic activity.
In practice, in the presence of natural or artificial light, the titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2), through the phenomenon of photocatalysis, attack and transform the pollutants present, through a complex process of decomposition. This means that the organic compounds responsible for bad smells in the kitchen can be transformed into non-smelly molecules and pollutants such as fine dust, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mold, microorganisms, bacteria, and according to recent and authoritative studies, even viruses, can be effectively eliminated thanks to the photocatalytic action of TIO2.
The reasons that led the Plados Group - Telma to use TIO2 nanoparticles is due to the fact that the photocatalytic properties of TIO2 nanoparticles are superior when compared to other photocatalysts with respect to the photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants in the air. Surfaces of products made with TIO2 nanoparticles are particularly effective for air purification and exhibit advanced antimicrobial properties, thus contributing to the reduction of human health risk factors.
For more information on this technology: https://www.pladostelma.com/it/ariapura.
Important international scientific publications are focusing on these studies, claiming that products made with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2) help to counteract and slow down the spread of pathogens, bacteria and microorganisms.
In an English-language article in the well-known scientific journal "Photochemical & Photobiolocical Sciences" published by the Royal Society of Chemistry the efficacy of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2) with respect to, for example, the normal seasonal influenza virus is highlighted.
The possession of the above mentioned patents allows the Group to Plados - Telma to produce, unique in the world, kitchen sinks equipped with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2). A sink with these characteristics makes it possible to breathe healthier and cleaner air inside the home, ensuring important protection for the family and helping to slow down the spread of bacteria, microorganisms and viruses, not excluding flu.
The foregoing is further confirmation of the soundness and farsightedness of the significant investments in research and development that the Plados-Telma Group has been supporting for several years. Circular economy, environmental protection and safe, reliable and eco-sustainable products are the objectives that the Group pursues with strength and great determination.