Nanoparticles from the SurfaShield® T formulation chemically bonds on tile surfaces and assures strong abrasion resistance (Class III). SurfaShield® T coated surfaces can efficiently eliminate organic stains, bacteria, fungi, gaseous pollutants and even odours by harnessing the surrounding light (natural or artificial).
Continuous permanent protection
Due to their nano size, SurfaShield® T particles absorb the available surrounding light energy. That energy is then transferred to water and oxygen molecules in the environment. These two are then transformed to reactive, short-living radicals (hydroxyl and oxygen radicals respectively) that ‘attack’ bacteria or organic stains within a range of 50 μm from the surface.
A wet, spraying deposition method has been chosen to combine simplicity and minimum disturbance to the existing industrial processes. SurfaShield® T is transparent, chemically inert and perfectly adheres on ceramic surfaces by chemically anchoring on the existing surface. The method involves overhead high quality air-spraying (HVLP or atomizing airless spraying) just after the main furnace exit, when tiles are cooled down, at surface temperature of 50-60°C. No other post treatment is required. Before packaging of tiles, adhesion process has been completed. Detailed application steps: