ACTIVE SURFACES: where design and science meet, beauty and well-being live


Focused on:

  • Active Surfaces
  • Design
  • Science
  • Well Being

Date: 1 July

Days to go: 18

Time: 9 AM London / 10 AM CET

Innovative materials that serve the needs of human beings, while fully respecting and protecting the environment.

Fiandre Architectural Surfaces, a brand of Iris Ceramica Group, expresses a culture that underlines the importance of ceramics as one of the noblest materials in nature, which has accompanied mankind since the discovery of fire through every evolution in the geological eras that have followed. Ceramics are capable of expressing an authentic and original beauty, and at the same time have intrinsic technical features that make them the most highly performing material in the world.

The materials we choose for architectural and interior decoration projects must therefore guarantee maximum well-being, protecting our health in a simple, lasting way. ACTIVE SURFACES are cutting-edge ceramic materials that feature unique technical properties while being aesthetically beautiful, thus meeting the need for both well-being and safety.

Through close collaboration with the Chemistry Department of the University of Milan, research studies on ACTIVE SURFACES have been conducted from the outset, also with a view to constant scientific validation. ACTIVE SURFACES eliminate pollutants and microbial agents (viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria, fungi and mould), as well as bad odours. They are also highly self-cleaning surfaces.

Presented by

Claudia L. Bianchi,

Full Professor of Industrial Chemistry ā€“ University of Milan, Italy

Prof. Claudia L. Bianchi: full professor of Industrial Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Milan where she also holds the role of Coordinator and AQ referent of the Master Degree in Industrial Chemistry and head of the Departmental Analysis Laboratory.

LCA expert and researcher in the field of advanced materials and sustainable catalytic processes, for water and air remediation. Member of the Council of the European Society of Sonochemistry and of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Congress of Advanced Materials, annual congress gathering the leading experts in the field of advanced materials all over the world, from both research institutions and the industrial sector.

Author of over 240 papers in scientific journals with Impact Factor (h-index 45) and communications to national and international conferences.

Key Learning Objectives

  • ACTIVE SURFACES are the evolution of ceramics in which art, creativity and science coexist in perfect harmony, creating unique outstanding surfaces characterised by innovation and aesthetics but which are also profoundly valuable as materials serving the needs of human beings, while fully respecting and protecting the environment.
  • Iris Ceramica Group developed this cutting-edge technology in 2009, capable of making ceramics eco-active: thanks to a photocatalytic process using titanium dioxide decorated with silver ā€“ a technology covered by international patents ā€“, ACTIVE SURFACES eliminate pollutants and microbial agents (viruses, bacteria, fungi and mould), as well as bad odours, and are also able to create self-cleaning surfaces.
  • ACTIVE SURFACES are high-performing antibacterial and antiviral ceramic materials certified according to ISO standards. Would you like to discover the opportunity to make more conscious decisions when selecting materials?


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