Use of sustainable construction materials is one of the requirements for today’s sustainable buildings. Energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources, reduction of pollution and waste, excellent air quality, and that’s not all: materials must be non-toxic, sustainable and produced in an ethical processing cycle. Casalgrande Padana ceramic slabs are guaranteed and certified, constituting one of the most versatile, advanced components for today’s sustainable design.
Made entirely from natural raw materials, with no plastics or harmful substances, Casalgrande Padana porcelain is completely recyclable, inert, fireproof, non-allergenic and unalterable over the years. Bios Ceramics® technology makes it anti-bacterial, self-cleaning and capable of reducing pollutants.
Capable of eliminating 99% of the bacteria present on the surface of the ceramic, Bios Antibacterial® is a silver-based treatment Casalgrande Padana applies to its tiles, permanently incorporating anti-bacterial properties which are active at all times, in both light and darkness, with no need to be triggered by UV rays.
The Bios Self-Cleaning® treatment is perfect for outdoor cladding on walls and ventilated façades. In the presence of sunlight, it triggers a reaction capable of eliminating not only bacteria, but above all pollutants present in the air, breaking down the dirt that is deposited on the surface of the tiles so that it will wash off in the rain.
Casalgrande Padana porcelain slabs are made in a closed-cycle production process in which sophisticated pollution control equipment permits complete recovery and recycling of all components with practically no emissions or dispersion: 0% harmful emissions, 100% reduction of impact on water consumption, 99.5% reclamation of wastes, 74% of energy consumed generated on the premises, and 100% ecological packaging.
An advanced production process centring around the theme of sustainability, taking into account development, scientific research and advanced experience in the area of environment, seeking to minimise pollution with respect for landscape and protection of the ecological balance of the land.
This commitment is testified by numerous certifications, including LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and ISO 14001, as well as a Code of Ethics regulating all aspects of environmental policy pertaining to the production cycle, with an environmental management system that complies with EMAS regulations aimed at achieving ongoing improvement of environmental performance with publication of an environmental declaration validated by the certifying body.