Limpha bioactive ceramic: a touch of color is added to infuse chromatic depth into outdoor and indoor surfaces

As the outcome of the company’s design capacity and continuous investments in research and innovation in production of advanced and ecological ceramic materials, Casalgrande Padana adds a further design to the collection of Bioactive Limpha ceramics: Coral Rose. It brings a touch of color to infuse chromatic depth into outdoor and indoor surfaces.

A collection of porcelain stoneware that clearly draws on the company’s environmental sensibility also in its formal aspects, like the leaves of climbing plants depicted on the surfaces, Limpha helps improve air quality by reducing pollution.

Enriched with Bios Self-Cleaning® bioactive coating, through light radiation the material is capable of decomposing organic substances and pollutants, transforming them into substances inert for the environment as they are deposited on the surface of the slabs, where they are easily eliminated by rainwater. (For example, a coating of 1000 square meters of facade with Bios Self-Cleaning® purifies the air as much as a forest the size of a football field, eliminating the nitrogen oxide emitted by 70 cars in the course of a whole day.)

A high performance and low environmental impact material (ISO 14001 and EMAS certifications), highly flexible in use and with exclusive technical properties (resistance to frost, abrasion and wear, resistance of colors to light and to flexion), added to its antibacterial, self-cleansing and pollutant reduction properties, with infinite applications for multiple uses and contexts.

Lackluster and obsolete volumes of buildings can be embellished to regain beauty and personality through the unique, iridescent and irregular textures of the green walls. And above all this material will improve their performance by eliminating maintenance costs.

At a glance

What is it?
Coral Rose is the new design in the collection of bio-active stoneware (Bios Ceramics®) in Limpha porcelain by Casalgrande Padana. The name alludes to the nature of leaves and creepers that cover buildings. Thanks to their great flexibility in use and technical properties, the tiles are suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments, both in new buildings and recovery projects, from private homes to public buildings, transforming the cladding into an element of natural beauty.
What is the design concept?
Limpha is a technology with a green aesthetic that simultaneously enhances the featureless and obsolete volumes of buildings and, thanks to its innovative Bios Self-Cleaning® treatment of surfaces, helps reduce pollution and improve air quality, making it possible to have visually green vertical walls without maintenance problems.
How it is made?
Consisting of porcelain stoneware slabs in 120x240 format and 6.5 mm thick, the collection is treated with Bios Self-Cleaning® technology which makes the surface bioactive, photocatalytic and highly hydrophilic. In the presence of sunlight this enables it to decompose the pollutants present in the air that settle on the ceramic surface and are subsequently easily removed by rainwater. Designed to give aesthetic continuity to rooms and also for use on large surfaces, the four variants in the catalogue (Coral Rose, Gelsominio, Helix and Arborea) are proposed with four endmatch patterns with a slightly diversified design.
How is it produced and where?
The ceramic material is produced at the company’s production plants in Casalgrande, Reggio Emilia.
How is it manufactured?
The raw ceramic tiles, produced with a closed cycle process with sophisticated equipment, are printed with the patterns, the result of the union of numerous high resolution photos of real subjects, using inkjet technology and with special high intensity inks to make the best of the color range of the variants.
What makes it special?
The Limpha collection offers a technological and sustainable material, recognized for its functional, aesthetic and hard-wearing qualities designed to improve the living conditions of people and the environment.
What is it like?
Ecological, innovative, purifying