Alma Design It is previewing two innovative treatments: an anti-bacterial coating and a water-oil repellent coating. A double revolution, made possible by the latest research related to nanotechnology, which the company makes available to ensure higher and higher endurance performance of its products, especially for the contract market.
Born in the name of innovation, grown in the ability to offer an absolutely avant-garde product from a technological point of view, Alma Design confirms a path aimed at making design not only a purely aesthetic but also functional fact, ready to welcome continuous improvements obtained in the field of materials. On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2016, the company proudly presented the results of a research work that has always been the cornerstone of its identity: the novelties offer new products and exceptional guarantees of resistance and durability both for residential spaces and, above all, contract and demonstrate the achievement of important objectives for the furniture sector.
It made possible by the objectives exclusive partnership between Alma Design and Nanobiotech, Leading company in the development of products able to meet the wider issues related to the protection and prevention of surface degradation. Through this collaboration, Alma Design it opens to horizons yet completely unexplored and It employs for the first time nanotechnology traditionally dedicated to construction, marine and automotive.
There are two fundamental changes introduced, Which can be applied to Alma Design products, improving performance significantly: The first is an antimicrobial treatment; the second, instead, in a water-oil repellent treatment. Eco-friendly technologies and environmentally friendly 100%, Equally indispensable to solve the usual problems associated with collective areas, subjected to a massive use and a use not always attentive to the customers.
The first coating quoted, based on bionic technology, It is able to eliminate most of the 99% of viruses, bacteria and molds: a guarantee for buildings such as hospitals, schools, hotels, airportsWhere the uninterrupted inflow alters the purity and wholesomeness precludes. Thanks to the titanium dioxide and principles of the silver nanoparticles contained in this material is in fact exercised an antibacterial action that is activated in the presence of sunlight or artificial light through photocatalysis. The oxygen created by this process then decomposes the CO2 molecules and impurities in contact with the surface, as well as odorous substances and pathogens, creating a real purifying effect. 1000 sqm of treated surface corresponds in fact to the activity generated around 70 medium trees.
The second coatingInstead, It looks like a very low thickness that adheres perfectly to the surface lacquer, ensuring unique characteristics of resistance to penetration by liquids, dirt, abrasion and UV rays. If properly treated with this film, the traditionally indoor materials such as fabric or wood can therefore be placed either in outdoor or indoor spaces: the fluids glide easily without creep or be absorbed.
Both treatments are devoid of any color properties, applied with extreme ease in plastic, wood, fabric, leather, they indelibly fix the qualities shown, whose duration is guaranteed for a six-year life cycle.
Stackable to ensure very high performance or realizable separately to fulfill a specific need, nanotechnology selected by Alma Design add an enormous value to an already design of extraordinary quality.