It is said that there is more bacteria on one hand than people on planet Earth. How is it possible then to live with surfaces freely, especially flooring? The solution has arrived thanks to the Panariagroup Research Centre, which has created the PROTECT® line. Besides being beautiful and remarkably resistant, PROTECT® antimicrobial surfaces have been created with Microban® technology, developed by the world leader in the sector: a true antimicrobial shield built into the ceramic product that eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria on the surface. The result is a surface which is consistently protected, with high levels of hygiene, unalterable from wear and tear and climatic conditions.
Silver is the base ingredient of this technology: integrated permanently into PROTECT® products during the industrial firing phase, at over 1200 °C, making it constantly active, 24-7, day and night, throughout the life cycle of the product. When bacteria come in contact with the treated surface, Microban® technology acts by blocking their metabolism; in this way it interrupts the life cycle of bacteria and their ability to spread. This is why the PROTECT® line is unique in its kind and without competitor.