Maximum Australia presents a range of panels featuring a revolutionary photocatalytic surface that has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-odour properties to keep environments healthy and safe for occupants.

Fused to Maximum panels in a photocatalytic process, the ACTIVE 2.0 surface removes toxic nitrogen oxides from the air, kills harmful bacteria and viruses including MRSA and H1N1, and reduces concentrations of dangerous VOCs in any environment.

People in the modern world tend to spend a significant amount of time inside buildings, be it at home, in the office or at shopping centres. While these structures serve to protect people from the elements, they also expose them to a range of chemicals that can impact their health. For instance, heating and air conditioning systems in enclosed environments bring in pollution with outside air, while furniture, paint, building materials and cleaning products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and harbour mould and bacteria.

Long-term exposure to such an indoor environment can lead to a phenomenon known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), which manifests in symptoms ranging from eye and skin irritation to headaches and nausea, and more serious conditions in occupants.

When finalising the materials palette for a building, due consideration is given to products that minimise the occurrence of SBS. Materials such as VOC-free paint and natural floorcoverings have helped reduce the prevalence of SBS. With the introduction of Maximum’s ACTIVE 2.0 panels, architects and builders have access to a building product that has been designed to actively remove air contaminants from indoor spaces.

In addition to antiviral, antibacterial and anti-odour properties, ACTIVE 2.0 reduces nitrogen oxide and VOC levels in indoor spaces, while its self-cleaning properties ensure ease of maintenance. Fused to MAXIMUM panels, ACTIVE 2.0 forms an invisible and permanent surface through a photocatalytic process.

Certified antiviral

The certified antiviral ACTIVE 2.0 consists of titanium dioxide in micrometric form fused to porcelain surfaces at high temperature and pressure, forming a fine skin that can kill different types of viruses. This process demands a fine level of precision because viruses are smaller than bacteria. Many of the products on the market have only antibacterial properties.

ACTIVE 2.0’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make Maximum panels an ideal choice for internal, external, floor and wall applications in a variety of commercial projects.

ACTIVE 2.0 panels are particularly beneficial in hospitals and medical centres, where they can help reduce cross contamination while the antiviral, self-cleaning, anti-odour and antipollution action improves indoor air quality.

ACTIVE 2.0 provides for a non-toxic, easy-to-maintain surface for interiors of offices, hotels and residential buildings, and meets the demand for sustainability and wellbeing in various environments. Featuring a 100 per cent natural composition, it is free of toxic resins and chemical binders used in engineered stone, and its aesthetic beauty mimics natural stone, marble, concrete and more.