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Puro Marazzi Antibacterial

With the new Puro technology, Marazzi offers a new generation of antibacterial products. Guaranteed intrinsic hygiene, throughout the life cycle of the ceramic covering.

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial

Puro Marazzi Antibacterial is the new antibacterial technology for ceramic surfaces, developed to eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. By incorporating the additives that combat germ proliferation in the initial product firing phases, Puro Marazzi ensures a constant action against bacteria and microbes, 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 the utmost hygiene, cleanliness and safety have to 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 bactericide 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 bactericide 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 silver compound technology, Puro Marazzi Antibacterial ceramic surfaces guarantee 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 bactericide action withstands the chemicals on which many of the most common disinfectants are based, often ammonia compounds.

Constantly sanitised 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, less than an hour in some cases. With their antibacterial protection, Puro Marazzi surfaces are up to 99.9% effective against bacteria, fungi and other germs, ensuring that rooms remain healthier even between cleanings. The patented technology underlying Puro Marazzi Antibacterial exploits the synergistic effects of a number of minerals, based on the germ-killing 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 organism.

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 anti-germ 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 excellent hygiene 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, and especially the germs which may cause diseases. The silver ion technology - 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 and other harmful microorganisms, eliminating them with up to 99.9% efficacy.

Reduction of cross-contamination risks
Antimicrobial protection makes ceramic coverings intrinsically cleaner products. The lower microbe load reduces the risk that the product may facilitate the transfer of harmful bacteria to another surface or another person that comes into contact with it.

Odour and stain reduction
Exploiting a wide range of organic, inorganic and organometallic technologies, silver ions block the growth of bacteria and microbes which may cause stains, unpleasant smells or wear of the product. For cleaner, fresher, healthier interiors.

Guarantee for surfaces in contact with foods
The antimicrobial protection technology adopted by Puro Marazzi Antibacterial is tested and approved for contact with foods. Once integrated in materials and products in contact with foods - kitchens, bars, restaurants, canteens and hotels - the antimicrobial protection is activated to prevent the growth of the bacteria generally responsible for food-borne diseases, such as Campylobacter and Salmonella.

Extension of products’ average lifetime 
The antimicrobial protection prevents the growth of harmful material on products’ surfaces. This helps to reduce the risk of surface wear, ensuring the utmost hygiene throughout the lifetime of the ceramic coverings.

Permanent antimicrobial 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 any 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 quickly, effectively eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria and germs, keeping surfaces clean 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.

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