Research and Development is at the core of Panariagroup that, over the years, has developed into one of the groups at the forefront of the industry. Panariagroup has established an important Research Centre made of highly qualified personnel: technicians, engineers, architects and researchers. Every day, they study new solutions to successfully compete in the field of floor and wall tiles, thus maintaining the position of market leader.
MICROBAN® TECHNOLOGY. COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY REGULATIONS
The use of Microban® antimicrobial technologies for Panariagroup PROTECT® porcelain stoneware and laminated porcelain stoneware tiles is in full compliance with global regulatory bodies which govern the production applications and uses adopted by the market.
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulatory jurisdiction and in the EU, the biocidal active components of Microban® antimicrobial additives are notified in accordance with the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) No. 528/2012 for the relevant product types in accordance with their end use application.
The Microban® additive used in Panariagroup PROTECT® ceramic tile products is compliant with the Food Contact Materials Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 for direct foodcontact. The active ingredient is also registered with the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States.
THOROUGHLY TESTED APPLICATIONS
To substantiate the antimicrobial claims, Panariagroup and Microban® also use external independent laboratories which are highly specialized at carrying out ISO 22196 or ASTM E3031-15 testing, such as IMSL (Industrial Microbiological Services Limited) in the UK.
FREE TO FEEL GOOD
Microban® silver ion based technology, integrated into PROTECT® antimicrobial surfaces, has a powerful action against bacteria but has no harmful effect on the environment nor on human health and well-being.
Every new collection is tested by acknowledged external international laboratories to officially certify antimicrobial activity.