Italy's Iris Ceramica Group has reached another important milestone in terms of research and development of international scientific value. ACTIVE Surfaces has been the subject of a major study by the University of Milan, the Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Health Sciences to certify its antiviral properties against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.
Thanks to the oxidation process induced by photocatalysis, ACTIVE Surfaces is certified to kill 99.99% of bacteria. Furthermore, ACTIVE can eliminate particularly contagious viruses and tests have been carried out with Influenza A, H1N1 and H3N2 strains, Enterovirus 71 and Polioviruses. ACTIVE Surfaces have obtained ISO certificates (antiviral activity ISO 21702 - ISO 18061) and (antibacterial activity ISO 27447 - ISO 22196).
Titanium dioxide combined with silver boosts the antibacterial and antiviral performances of ACTIVE Surfaces, making them effective in both daylight and LED light, in low light conditions and even in the dark.
ACTIVE Surfaces have set a milestone in the fight against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19), according to the data, its able to eliminate 94% of SARS-CoV-2 after only 4 hours of exposure to low intensity ultraviolet light (natural light and traditional lamps).