Puro Marazzi Antibacterial

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Thanks to built-in antibacterial technology, the new Puro Marazzi Antibacterial offerings creates a new generation of ceramic surfaces.  Guaranteed intrinsic hygiene, throughout the life cycle of the ceramic covering.

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial is the new and advanced antibacterial technology for ceramic surfaces, developed to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms on the product surface. By incorporating the additives that combat germ proliferation in the initial product firing phases, Puro Marazzi ensures a constant action against a broad spectrum of bacteria, in any light conditions, and an exceptionally long surface lifetime, since it dynamically prevents the marks left by organic wear.

Puro Marazzi porcelain stoneware and ceramic surfaces are ideal for all locations – residential, commercial and public – especially in contexts where improved hygiene, cleanliness and safety must be guaranteed, such as kitchens, bars, restaurants, hotels, canteens, doctors’ consulting rooms, schools, offices, bathrooms, spas, swimming-pools and gyms, and conserve the excellent aesthetic and technical performances of Marazzi ceramic surfaces over time.

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial, intrinsic hygiene and safety
The silver ion additive is incorporated in the ceramic tile production process before firing at 1200°C, becoming an integral part of the product. Therefore, it is not an extra layer on top of the ceramic surface, liable to be scratched or worn; it is a permanent treatment that guarantees constant antibacterial protection over time.

The bactericidal action, tested in accordance with the toughest international standards, remains active throughout the surface’s life cycle and does not require activation by external agents such as UV radiation. Puro Marazzi Antibacterial ceramic coverings can be installed on the walls and floors of residential, commercial and public locations, and are particularly recommended in contexts where the utmost hygiene, cleanliness and safety must be guaranteed. The bactericidal action of Puro ceramics and stoneware is ensured wherever they are installed, both indoors and outdoors.

Effective at all times
Many locations, especially indoors, may have little, no or inconsistent UV radiation. Thanks to their built-in silver properties, Puro Marazzi Antibacterial ceramic surfaces guarantee an effective product protection against bacteria and other harmful microorganisms in all lighting conditions – artificial, natural or none – 24 hours a day.
What’s more, Puro Marazzi’s bactericidal action withstands the chemicals on which many of the most common disinfectants are based, often ammonia compounds.

Constantly cleaner surfaces, above and beyond routine cleaning
As we all know, some bacteria can replicate very fast, and when left free to expand their populations may double in very short times, every 20 minutes in some cases. With their built-in antibacterial protection, Puro Marazzi surfaces are up to 99.9% effective against a broad range of bacteria, ensuring that rooms remain hygienically cleaner even between cleanings. The patented technology underlying Puro Marazzi Antibacterial exploits the synergistic effects of a number of minerals, based on the bactericidal properties of silver. The metal ions bond with various targets in the bacteria, including enzymes, proteins, cellular membranes and DNA. This blocks the activity of the proteins and enzymes and damages the DNA, killing the microorganism.

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial: unlimited colour and textures
Puro Marazzi Antibacterial combines with other latest-generation technologies brought together for the first time in the Marazzi laboratories: the new series products therefore have constant antibacterial action, even with no light present, provide soft, easy-clean surfaces that are anti-slip but not rough (StepWise™ patent), and are manufactured in a closed cycle process, with over 40% recycled material.
This means unlimited combinations, colours, textures and interior design solutions, with all the beauty of Marazzi products, together with the benefit of ceramic surfaces that enable easy cleaning and improved levels of cleanliness in all living-spaces.


Puro Marazzi Antibacterial technology


Elimination of up to 99.9% of bacteria and other germs
An antibacterial substance’s mission is to destroy or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, especially bacteria which may cause stains, odours and premature product degradation. The silver ion technology – proven effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant MRSA, Escherichia coli and VRE – is a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of bacteria, eliminating them with up to 99.9% efficacy.

Reduction of cross-contamination risks
Built-in antibacterial protection makes ceramic coverings intrinsically cleaner products. The lower microbiale load reduces the risk that the product may facilitate the transfer of harmful bacteria from surface to surface.

Odour and stain reduction
Exploiting the unique properties of silver ions, built-in antibacterial technology blocks the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms which may cause stains, unpleasant smells or premature wear of the product. For cleaner, fresher, healthier interiors.

Guarantee for surfaces in contact with foods
The antibacterial technology adopted by Puro Marazzi Antibacterial is tested and approved for use in direct food-contact surfaces. Once integrated in materials and products in contact with foods – such as those found in kitchens, bars, restaurants, canteens and hotels – the antibacterial protection helps prevent the growth of bacteria on the treated surface, including those that may cause food-borne diseases, such as Campylobacter and Salmonella.

Extension of products’ average lifetime 
The antibacterial protection helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria on a produc'ts surfaces. This helps to reduce the risk of premature degradation, ensuring a high level of surface hygiene throughout the lifetime of the ceramic coverings.

Permanent antibacterial activity, even in the dark
The silver ion ceramic additives used for the manufacture of Puro Marazzi Antibacterial surfaces are incorporated in the top layer of ceramic glaze before firing. This ensures that the antibacterial technology eliminates harmful microorganisms on the surface of the ceramic product throughout the entire lifetime of the covering, in any light conditions.

Easiest surface cleaning and care
With its antibacterial protection, the Puro Marazzi technology, effectively eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria, keeping surfaces cleaner and making their daily care even easier.

Guaranteed safety for people, pets and the environment
The Puro Marazzi Antibacterial silver ion technology is completely harmless for people and pets and is not hazardous for the environment.

Discover Alba and Carácter, Marazzi’s first collections created with Puro antibacterial technology