Casalgrande Padana launch Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics® with HYDROTECT ®

Cersaie Bologna 2012 – 25.9. - 29.9.2012

Outside wall made of self-cleaning tiles

Logo of bios Self Cleaning Ceramics®

Logo of the TOTO HYDROTECT® technology

That’s a real first for Cersaie 2012: Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics®, the new range of self-cleaning porcelain stoneware tiles by Casalgrande Padana in Italy, one of leading manigacturer of ceramic tile. Born of a partnership between Casalgrande Padana and TOTO LTD for HYDROTCT® technology, Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics® stands out as a solution that will widen prospects in the area of quality living, healthiness and environmental sustainability.


Under a Master Agreement with TOTO Europe GmbH, Casalgrande Padana has developed Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics®, a new range of tiles that perfectly combine self-cleaning, antibacterial and pollution-reducing properties by using TOTO’s HYDROTECT® technology.


Because of these exclusive properties, Bios Self Cleaning ceramics® can be used in interior and exterior architectural applications alike.
Traditional or ventilated facings coated with Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics® actually provide excellent self-cleaning properties as well as reducing the main airborne pollutants, substantially contributing to improving the environmental quality of urban settlements. Just think that a 150 sqmt facing coated with Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics® can purify air as much as a wood as big as a football pitch or remove the NOx (nitrogen oxides from combustion) from 11 cars in a day’s time.

While in interior applications, such as bathroom, kitchen, gym, swimming-pool floors and walls, etc, they offer excellent antibacterial, sanitising and smell-reducing properties.


For the industrialisation and marketing of its Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics®, Casalgrande Padana has recently completed a new site in a dedicated area of its plant.

The exclusive formulation of the HYDROTECT® coating is based on a combination of two different active agents. One is titanium dioxide (TiO2), which gives the product photo-catalytic properties so that, when exposed to light (sunlight or artificial light), it provides self-cleaning and pollution-mitigation properties. The other is a well-balanced formulation of noble metals that offers antibacterial and antivirus properties as well. So, as opposed to common photo-catalytic products, because of the exclusive combination in the HYDROTECT® coating, the Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics® tiles have bacterial-decomposing properties even without light.


Designers have a wide range of colours, finishes and modular units available to meet any requirement of any application, combining excellent aesthetic and finishing solutions with top-rank technical performance.


Under the Master Agreement with TOTO Europe GmbH, Casalgrande Padana is Italy’s first ceramics company to join the  strategic international HYDROTECT® partners’ network, designed to promote the exchange of experiences and innovation between global players from the most diverse industries that use such technology. Members include lots of companies that are very well known in the architectural and building communities, such as: Alcoa, Pilkington and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.
Bios Self Cleaning Ceramics® is therefore a new step forward in Casalgrande Padana’s unique journey towards innovation, creativity, expertise, environmental responsibility and quality living.