2 Types of Anti Bacterial Tile Technology

Originally created and patented by TOTO, this technology has been famously used worldwide on their waterless urinals.

Upon more studies to prove its efficiency in killing 99.9% of bacteria and to last forever (even by laboratories in Singapore), this Hydrotect technology was later used in tiles under the patented technology called BIOS Self Cleaning and BIOS Anti-Bacterial.

Read further to understand this innovation that uses silver ions, titanium dioxide, and other noble metals, to not only prevent the spread of bacteria, but to kill them as well. You will learn that unlike other anti-bacterial tiles in the market, those equipped with BIOS by Casalgrande Padana and Malford Ceramics offers you 24/7 protection with and without the presence of sunlight. 

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For Indoor and Outdoor Use
Active anti-bacterial activity even in complete darkness, this is suitable for walls or floors even in areas of heavy traffic. The perfect solution for a safe space.

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For Outdoor Use Only
Upon exposure to sunlight, a reaction is triggered. This results in the decomposition of bacteria and the end product, oxygen, is formed.

A Common Misconception – Anti-Microbial versus Anti-Bacterial

Anti-bacterial tiles are often confused with Anti-microbial tiles. Anti-microbial tiles do not eliminate bacteria, but simply prevent bacterial growth on the surface of the tile. They therefore do not provide the protection that is required.

Anti-microbial tiles are available from many factories in the market. However, it is often mistaken that they kill bacteria too.

Anti-bacterial tiles are engineered to kill bacteria. In this case, 99.9% of it. A perfect layman example would be to attempt to cure a human using just vitamins, or through antibiotics.

Eliminating Bacteria Everywhere

These are the 4 strains of bacteria that are present all around the world (especially in Singapore) that are mainly the cause of hospital related infections: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis.

Our anti bacterial tiles are effective in eliminating 99.9% of these 4 strains of bacteria.

24/7 Protection, in Darkness or in Light

Bios Anti-Bacterial does not only consist of Titanium Dioxide (which is only active with exposure to light), but it consists of other noble metals as well. Users of this application enjoy 24/7 anti-bacterial protection against the following main strains of bacteria most commonly found in hospitals: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis.

Just like Bios Self Cleaning, there is high activity of bacteria elimination with the presence of light. The UV intensity which is required for the reaction to take place is 0.25 mW/cm2. This is equivalent to the kind of UV intensity available from daylight passing through your window. The required intensity is lowered to 0.001 mW/cm2 should artificial fluoroscent lighting be used. Something every home has.

When there is no light, only the noble metals are highly reactive. Meaning to say, with light, you enjoy anti-bacteria protection from 2 sources, and when there is no light, there is protection from 1 soucre. This provides a complete and comprehensive anti-bacterial solution for developments that need this the most. In Singapore, we have already supplied this to several senior care centres by Ministry of Health Holdings.

A Recap…

If you have read about BIOS Self-Cleaning, you would know that the HYDROTECT technology is about the breaking down of harmful substances through the reaction with sunlight and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2).

The BIOS Anti-Bacterial version is an enhanced version of the self-cleaning technology because it does not require sunlight to be effective. This is because BIOS Anti-Bacterial is not only equipped with Titanium Dioxide (requires sunlight), but active noble metals too that does not require sunlight for a reaction to be triggered.

Meaning to say, the noble metals are active in killing bacteria 24/7. On top of that, when natural or artificial light is introduced, the rate of bacterial elimination will be far greater. The amount of light needed for the anti-bacterial reaction to trigger is 0.25 mW/cm2 , which is equivalent to the ultraviolet intensity from just next to a window in daylight.

Project References in Singapore

Already used in reputable establishments all around the World, we are proud to say that this ground breaking technology has been used in several Senior Care Centres in Singapore, and there are plans for these to be used in upcoming major hospitals.