In-depth Krion™: Bacteriostatic surface



We continue to get to know a little more about the interior of KrionTM and its physical and technical features. This time, we will talk about its bacteriostatic character. A specially important property for the healthcare and catering sectors in which ensuring a hygienic and germ-free environment is key.  

One of the main advantages of KrionTM over other materials on the market is its additive-free bacteriostatic character. Although there are other materials which have this quality, they have achieved it by combining bactericidal liquids. The problem with this type of anti-bacterial solutions is that, over time, these products may lose effectiveness and the pathogenic microorganisms can become immune to these types of chemical biocides, and furthermore, they can grow on the surface again. This bacterial resistance does not happen on KrionTM surfaces, since we are dealing with an additive-free material.  

Properties of KrionTM which facilitates the absence of bacterias

With the condition of KrionTM as an almost zero-porosity surface, contributes an atmosphere free of bacteria and microorganisms that are not able to reproduce. This impossibility of bacteria proliferation favours the creation of aseptic atmospheres which guarantee the healthiness of spaces in medical settings. Gastronomically speaking, this almost zero porosity,  together with the transformation of the material with imperceptible joints, they make it an ally for such special environments.

Furthermore, the material from PORCELANOSA Grupo is totally aseptic. A feature that, together with its easy-to-clean properties, make it perfect for using in spaces which require total hygiene standards.

Other properties of our solid surface which prevent the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms: the chemical welding between the pieces and the possibility of curving them; this results in the creation of continuous surfaces without joints or edges. Some of the features that prevent the build-up of microorganisms that pollute spaces.  

K·Life: the added value

KrionTM  K·Life 1100, contributes to non-proliferation of pathogens, turning it into a aseptic surface thanks to its composition and properties.  All of this together with the aforementioned properties, make it become the adaquate  surface for hospital settings.  

In this way, although all projects require a minimum degree of hygiene safety, the values achieved by KrionTM regarding in terms of resistance to chemical and cleaning agents standards, make it the most efficient and effective option for health-and-gastronomy-related atmospheres.

The health and safety aspects offered to people are greater than those that other materials such as wood, quartz, marble and granite can provide.