LIFE+ DIGITALIFE

A novel manufacturing process for photocatalytically activate ceramic tiles by digital printing. The DIGITALIFE project will use digital printing technology, thus representing an important paradigm shift with respect to the state-of-the-art TiO2 coating processes. The project will firstly demonstrate a technology based on suitably designed print heads using an ink based on solvents, TiO2, and additive able to coat a wide range of tiles surfaces.

Photocatalytical Surfaces

Photocatalytic
surfaces

Air pollution has a negative impact for citizens' health, reducing human life expectancy by more than 8 months on average, and by more than 2 years in the most polluted areas. Photocatalytic surfaces might play a major role in cleaning indoor and outdoor environments.

Photocatalytical Surfaces

Active Extra Large

The sizes of our ACTIVE anti-bacterial and anti-pollutant surfaces have grown and are now also available as large tiles measuring 300x150 cm. Thanks to their properties, the tiles are ideal for indoor flooring and wall coverings for private and public use, and exceptional for outside façades on which photocatalytic effectiveness is at its very highest.

Active Extra Large

LIFE+ DIGITALIFE

A novel manufacturing process for photocatalytically activate ceramic tiles by digital printing. The DIGITALIFE project will use digital printing technology, thus representing an important paradigm shift with respect to the state-of-the-art TiO2 coating processes. The project will firstly demonstrate a technology based on suitably designed print heads using an ink based on solvents, TiO2, and additive able to coat a wide range of tiles surfaces.

12% ENERGY SAVING

Achieved by reducing the baking time necessary to dry TiO2 based coating

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ALMOST 100% WATER SAVING

Given by shifting from the spraying technology to the digital printing technology

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SAVING AT LEAST 50% OF TiO2

The use of TiO2 will be much more optimised and much less TiO2 will be wasted

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ABSENCE OF SOLVENTS

Complete avoidance of solvent-based on substances of petrochemical origin, by using TiO2 water-based ink.

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Nano and micro-TiO2 for the photodegradation of ethanol: experimental data and kinetic modelling

Claudia L. Bianchi, Carlo Pirola, Federico Galli, Marta Stucchi, Sara Morandi, Giuseppina Cerrato and Valentino...

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Industrial kilns for ceramics

The industrial kilns for the ceramic materials reach temperatures higher than 1000°C: it is important that the...

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Mid Term Conference

In the main target of the dissemination activity of the Digitalife project (LIFE13 ENV/IT/000140), we are organizing...

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Digital printing on ceramics

The digital printing technology was born in the 70’s; as the years go by the technology has developed and it has got...

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How air pollution affects our life? Is it possible to say "stop" and finally change?

Active Clean Air and Antibacterial Ceramic™ could be the way to say yes and the possibility to live in a better environment.