Titanium Dioxide is one of the raw materials most used in the construction industry for the production of Paints and Varnishes, Continuous Surfaces, Plastic and Decorative Paper.
It is used as a white pigment due to its brightness and covering power characteristics as well as its very high refractive index. This allows for minimum quantities of pigment to be sufficient to obtain a white opaque coating. One of the main advantages for titanium dioxide, when specially treated, is its resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light.
In 2006, after careful examination and analysis, a considerable problem emerged.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has declared it “possible carcinogen for humans” if inhaled. In fact, its nanoparticles can accumulate in tissues and have side effects on human cell membranes.
Oltremateria , always attentive to the well-being of the person, has always banned the use of titanium dioxide in its continuous surfaces or in ecoresins such as Ecopur .
A choice that goes against the trend compared to all the other competitors but that is totally in line with its philosophy: aim to ensure the home an eco-sustainable quality to protect the health of its inhabitants.
The pillars of our residential well-being are indoor air quality, high environmental energy standards of buildings, healthy environments and in balance with nature.
Oltremateria is careful to respect the environment because it uses the minimum natural resources, consequently reducing the impact on the environment.
It does not use solvents, cements and epoxy resins and reuses inerts and recycled minerals certified by offering a healthier environment
Everything offers a healthier life, as well as a higher quality and efficiency of the materials used.
Oltremateria respects the environment and the health of those who live it.