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.
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
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.