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Neolith Launches Photocatalytic Surface Treatment for Its Slabs


ALMAZORA, SPAIN—Neolith by TheSize has formed a new partnership with PURETi, a leading manufacturer of water based photocatalytic preventative maintenance solutions, to offer architects and designers a sustainable architectural surface treatment for exterior facades.

The eco-friendly PURETi surface treatment will be available for the first time for use on Neolith’s 6mm slabs, transforming the Sintered stone façades into self-cleaning air purifiers—consequently reversing pollution, dramatically improving air quality, and enabling the Neolith slabs to stay cleaner for even longer.

This technology has the ability to reduce air pollution by destroying nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contact the treated surface, using just the energy from natural sunlight.

Significant Partnership for Neolith

Jacco Jurrisen, Head of R&D, Neolith comments: “This is a significant partnership for Neolith and our customers’ future schemes. The use of PURETi on our slabs will add another dimension to architectural and design projects. Neolith is already UV-resistant, so its color will not fade in the sun, enabling the building to retain its appearance over time. But with the PURETi coat, we are able to offer architects and designers a new level of environmentally friendly solution. Not only will a Neolith slab last through all weather conditions, but with PURETi coating it contributes to improving air quality and lowers the total cost of the building’s ongoing maintenance.”

With EU objectives to cut 20 percent in greenhouse gas emissions (from 1990 levels) by 2020, specifying PURETi on Neolith for building surfaces also counts towards LEED points, which consider the usage and impact of materials in buildings on human health and the environment.

PURETi is now available for application on Neolith products for new build and refurbishment projects. For further information visit www.neolith.com.