A photocatalytic cement
An environmentally friendly, high quality and innovative material that not only guarantees security, but also reduces pollutants in urban areas thanks to the photocatalytic action activated by sunlight.
As smog, for years, has been ruining palaces, monuments and urban centers, a big space in construction and architecture was given to the research of materials able to maintain over time the aesthetic quality of the buildings. TX Active was successfully tested: this is the "smog eating" principle patented by Italcementi Group, a leading provider of building materials. TX Active is applied on the surface as it is the only portion that interacts with the atmosphere; the photocatalytic principle is not used in structural applications but only where it is possible to maintain modest thicknesses: from a few centimeters up to a few millimeters.
For its important properties it has been applied to many valuable architectural works whose beauty is preserved with the self-cleaning effect. Italcementi Group approaches the construction industry with the most advanced technologies developed from research with a strong commitment to quality and innovation. www.italcementi.it