When we talk about protective coating, we normally mean a surface where a waterproof product or an anti-stain sealer has been applied on it. So, the treated surface will be passive and it will be responsive only to those substances which could aesthetically damage the same.
Thanks to the combination of sunlight and new technologies, today the development and the research allow us to depose the atmospheric pollutants in a eco-friendly way, decomposing and making them inoffensive for the environment that surrounds us.
This technology can be included in a simple word: photo catalysis. Photo catalysis is the process for which some solids oxidize some noxious substances until their total reduction through the sun and the sunlight. An extremely efficient way in order to improve our life’s quality.
That’s why Federchemicals has created a range of nanometric products in sol-gel based on titanium dioxide (Tio2) in water solution that are applicable to the most common building materials in order to create an innovative mix that is able to fight the pollution making “smart surfaces” the surfaces covered.
The sol-gel application allows to the nana molecules to perfectly fix to the supports , anchoring to the porosities and structuring with them; therefore the application of water solution with contents volatile organic compounds, which is equal to 0, makes them not dangerous for people and for environment.
A smart surface is essentially a surface that has been activated with nanotechnologies that are based on titanium dioxide or nano-silica that becomes able to react and it is no more passive towards multiple substances.
The application of Nano technological solutions based on titanium dioxide or in combination with silica dioxide modifies the receiving surface that has been activated by keeping basic characteristics like the breathability to water vapor but functionalizing it, where it is necessary (for example on stone supports).
Possible application areas
- Hospitals, rest homes, public entities
- Medical office and dentists, laboratory
- Waiting room
- High access buildings like airports and banks
- Schools and public environments even in outside environments
- Building’s facades exposed to traffic
- Streets- galleries- sidewalk
- Underground parking
- Solar panels
- Building’s facades in natural or ceramic material
- Hotels, palaces, commercial buildings’ glass windows
- Mechanical workshops – companies
- Alimentary industries
- Smoking area – offices
- Areas for water storage