Plados Kitchen Sinks with “ARIAPURA” technology to purify the air and hinder pathogens

We are all living a difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Group, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of kitchen sinks, holds two important international patents concerning the use of photocatalytic titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2) in the production of kitchen, bathroom and furnishing items in general.

Plados-Telma Group, the only one of its kind in the world, has been using this technology for over 6 years, for commercial simplicity called ARIAPURA, in its production of kitchen sinks and in the production of raw materials for sanitary fittings in composite material.

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, titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2), through the phenomenon of photocatalysis, attack and transform the pollutants present, through a complex decomposition process. This means that the organic compounds responsible for the bad odours present in the kitchen environment can be transformed into non-smelling molecules and pollutants such as fine dust, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, moulds, microorganisms, bacteria, and according to recent and authoritative studies, viruses can also be effectively eliminated thanks to the photocatalytic action of TIO2.

The reasons that led the Plados-Telma Group to use TIO2 nanoparticles are due to the fact that the photocatalytic properties of TIO2 nanoparticles are superior when compared to other photocatalysts regarding the photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminants in the air. Surfaces of products made with TIO2 nanoparticles are particularly effective for air purification and have advanced antimicrobial properties, thus helping to reduce risk factors for human health.

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Important international scientific publications are focusing on these studies, claiming that products made with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2) help to counter and slow down the spread of pathogens, bacteria, microrganisms

In an English-language article in the well-known scientific journal “Photochemical & Photobiolocical Sciences” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the effectiveness of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2) with regard to, for example, the normal seasonal influenza virus is highlighted.

The possession of the above mentioned patents allows the Plados-Telma Group to produce, unique in the world, kitchen sinks equipped with titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TIO2). A sink with these characteristics allows you to breathe healthier and cleaner air into homes, provides important protection for the family and helps to slow down the spread of bacteria, microorganisms and viruses.

The above is further confirmation of the goodness and foresight of the important 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.

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