RAK-SANit, a safe choice

2020: a new revolution of spaces and ways of living in them begins.

A transformation that makes it easy from the design stage, to include new sanitation measures to be able to create living and working spaces in total freedom and safety.

The R&D laboratories of RAK Ceramics are always at the forefront of technology and were the first in the world to provide antibacterial solutions for interior design in 2009, thanks to the development of special certified antibacterial glazes.

Today, with the new RAK-Sanit program, RAK Ceramics offers an even wider range of solutions for floors, walls and sanitaryware, made with glazes that inhibit the growth of bacteria, thus reducing the possibility of contagion and contributing to create a healthier environment.

RAK-Sanit is the ideal solution for modern and safer schools, public and private offices, restaurants, hotels laboratories and for all the spaces where hygiene is of primary importance.

AN INVISIBLE PROTECTION

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PERMANENT PROTECTION

The methodology of application of this product integrated into the glaze during the production process, gives the pieces permanent protection.

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CONSTANT PROTECTION

Continuous antibacterial protection for 24 hours; the technology of these products do not require the presence of light to activate it’s biocide properties.

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NON TOXIC

The antibacterial glazes are only detrimental to the bacteria. Not for any other living being.

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NON AESTHETIC LIMITATIONS

The colors and finishes, matte, gloss, rustic, transparent, opaque, can be selected to suit the aesthetic needs of the pieces. The antibacterial glaze does not limit the development of the colours, finishes and textures of the pieces and can be selected to suit the aesthetic needs.

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BAD ODOURS REDUCTION

Reduction of bacterial degradation on the surface of ceramic tiles to reduce odours.

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EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR CERAMIC TILE

Prevention of the degradation of the surface of the tile produced by bacterias.

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MORE EFFECTIVE DISINFECTION

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SUITABLE FOR ALL AREAS

RAK-SANit is a complete solution that includes Gres Porcelain and Ceramic tile collections that reduce bacterial contamination and contribute to a healthier living and working environment owing to its antibacterial properties given by silver nitrate compounds.

RAK-SANit antibacterial collection of wall and floor tiles feature antibacterial technology which is integrated into the tile surface permanently. Once bacteria comes into contact with the tiled surface, the silver ions initiate the elimination cycle. Silver ions in the antibacterial tile surface bind to enzymes, proteins, cell membranes and the DNA of the microbe to damage DNA and block reproduction. This results in the death of the organism.

 

A DEEP PROTECTION, INCORPORATED IN THE TILE
This specialised glaze is incorporated into the glaze on the tile during the manufacturing process. The firing of the glaze into the tile at high temperatures creates a surface that inhabits the growth of microbes that come in contact with the tile.


 

EFFECTIVE IN 8 HOURS

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TESTED FOR YOUR HEALTH

Certified effectiveness

RAK-SANit tiles are tested by CERFRIT Laboratory – USA, according to the Japanese Standard JIS Z 2801:2000. This Standard specifies the testing methods to evaluate antibacterial activity and efficacy on bacteria on the surface of the products.

RAK-SANit tiles are tested by METS Laboratory – UAE, according to the International Standard ISO 27447:2019. This Standard specifies the test method for antibacterial activity of semiconducting photocatalytic materials. 

Test method for the determination of the antibacterial activity of materials that contain a photocatalyst or have photocatalytic films on the surface, by measuring the enumeration of bacteria under irradiation of ultraviolet light.

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APPLICATIONS

PROJECTS

Specifying Antibacterial Tiles

SPECIFYING ANTIBACTERIAL TILES

Specifying the correct floor and surfaces for spaces where hygiene is of primary importance is a complex and important decision making process. RAK Ceramics is well experienced in this area and its products have been installed in many schools, offices and hotels all over the world. RAK-Sanit product range has been specifically manufactured to meet the requirements of the highest Health Standards. RAK Ceramics also offers a bespoke service for projects with specific requirements. 

PROJECT SPECIFICATION FOR RAK-SANit SOLUTIONS

Antibacterial Gres Porcelain / Ceramic tiles that reduce bacterial contamination up to 99.9% owing to its antibacterial properties given by silver nitrate compounds (Standard ISO 27447:2019 or JIS Z 2801:2000). Standard antibacterial testing for ISO 22447.

Mandatory Antibacterial activity:

Active 24h
Tested both in the dark and in the light
Effective on the surface
Permanent, integrated into the product during the firing cycle at temperatures above 1200 degrees centigrade
Durable over time for the entire life of the ceramic product.

ANTIBACTERIAL GROUTS
We recommend specifying the use of antibacterial grouts for joints, available in the market, to ensure safe protection over the entire surface. For installation, cleaning and maintenance, we recommend following the normal procedures and indications contained in the catalogs and technical manuals of gres porcelain / ceramic tiles. Avoid abrasive products and detergents containing waxes or filming products, do not apply resins, waxes or protective agents. 

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