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On the occasion of the ARCHITECTURE+CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS event that took place in the Japanese capital from 9th to 12th March at Tokyo Big Sight, our excellent partner ARC&TEC has entirely dedicated its exhibition space to Fiandre Architectural Surfaces.

Born as an offshoot of the Japan Shop event, this exhibition dedicated to building materials has had a constantly growing path of evolution. With the aim of offering a wide overview of the choice of materials and solutions essential for the world of design, ARCHITECTURE+CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS becomes the opportunity for showcase construction professionals in the residential, retail and real estate sectors. The focus of the ARC&TEC presentation was ACTIVE SURFACES™, a cutting-edge ceramic surface, able to safeguard the wellbeing of the people, protecting the environment.


More precisely, ACTIVE SURFACESTM ceramic surfaces, thanks to their photocatalytic properties with titanium dioxide combined with silver - a technology certified by two European patents - are "activated" thus eliminating the presence of pollutants, microbial agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi and moulds) as well as having the ability to eliminate bad smells, as well as being self-cleaning surfaces. ACTIVE's ability to fight viruses and bacteria around the clock impressed the visitors of ARC&TEC who were offered an important training opportunity on this extraordinary product. Tests conducted according to ISO and UNI standards scientifically validate the effectiveness of ACTIVE SURFACESTM.
Furthermore, it was recently confirmed that ACTIVE SURFACESTM ceramic surfaces are 94% effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for Covid-19, after only 4 hours of exposure to low intensity UV light (natural light and traditional bulbs). These tests were carried out in the biosafety laboratory in collaboration with the University of Milan. ACTIVE SURFACESTM represents the evolution of matter, in which art, creativity and science coexist in perfect harmony.