ACTIVE 2.0 is a revolutionary photocatalytic surface that is antiviral, antibacterial and anti-odour. Active 2.0 reduces indoor nitrogen oxide and VOC levels, and its self-cleaning properties ensure ease of maintenance, reflecting the need for product performance to deliver beyond its physical appearance.
Fused to MAXIMUM porcelain panels or Fiandre porcelain tiles panels, ACTIVE 2.0 acts in a photocatalytic process to form an invisible and permanent surface that provides the following properties:
These properties make Active 2.0 an ideal choice for internal, external, floor and wall usage in a variety of commercial projects. Active 2.0 is of particular benefit in hospitals and medical centres, where it reduces cross contamination, and the self-cleaning, anti-odour and antipollution action improves indoor air quality. Active 2.0 provides a non-toxic, easy-to-maintain surface for interiors of offices, hotels and residential buildings, and meets the demand for sustainability and wellbeing in the sector. Its 100-per-cent natural composition is free of toxic resins and chemical binders used in engineered stone, and its aesthetic beauty mimics natural stone, marble, concrete and more.
The invisible process offers a permanent solution that won’t wear out or wear off and is suitable for internal, external, floor and wall usage. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties, even under LED lights or in the dark, means that it kills bacteria and viruses, including MRSA and H1N1 swine flu and its self-cleaning hydrophilic properties result in little or no need for detergents or physical cleaning, even when used for building façades.
Active 2.0 is the only product on the market certified * as antiviral. Titanium dioxide in micrometric form is fused to porcelain surfaces at high temperature and pressure, forming a fine skin that can kill different types of viruses. Producing antiviral surfaces requires a fine level of precision because virus particles are smaller than bacteria. As such, inferior products on the market have only antibacterial properties.
MAXIMUM ACTIVE 2.0 also severely degrades airborne pollutants such as NOx, all VOCs and odours, physically cleaning the air around it. The “healthy building” benefits of ACTIVE 2.0 include its 100 per cent natural composition, free of the toxic resins and chemical binders used in engineered stone, and of course, its aesthetic beauty, with colours and markings mimicking natural stone, marble, concrete and more.
“ACTIVE 2.0 is the singular building product on the market that is a true antidote to sick building syndrome. For business owners, its means less sick leave, greater productivity and greater profitability. And for all of us, it means a greater sense of wellbeing and a healthier life.” – Phil Brenton, Artedomus Managing Director
ACTIVE 2.0 is available in the standard range of colours shown below in sizes described on the product pages with no minimum order. Contact a sales consultant for more information.
- Test certification disclaimer
ACTIVE 2.0 was tested with two viruses, using two different ISO testing regimes: H1N1 (2009 swine flu pandemic) and Enterovirus 71 (hand, foot and mouth disease). It is not currently possible to test with COVID-19 as this is virus is not allowed to be used in laboratories at the date of publication. The two viruses tested are considerably more infectious than COVID-19. It may be assumed Active 2.0 will have the same effectiveness on COVID-19 but data is not currently available to confirm this.
Certifications for H1N1 and Enterovirus 71 are available on request:
- ISO 21702:2019 – Antiviral test in the dark
- H1N1: 99.13%
- Enterovirus 71: 61.12%
- ISO 18061:2014 – Photocatalytic antiviral test
- H1N1: 99.91%
- Enterovirus 71: 71 99.92%