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TX Active

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TX Active® is a photocatalytic principle for cement products which can reduce organic and inorganic pollutants that are present in the air. Its effectiveness has been thoroughly tested and thus certified by important independent research centers (CNR, ARPA, Ispra Research Center). Its formulation is the result of 10 years of research, tests and applications carried out by CTG, Group Technical Centre, a company in the Italcementi Group which has led to the final formulation of the active principle. Italcementi will make this material available to the whole construction sector which will thus be able to offer products with high quality standards under the TX Active® brand.

Since its first utilization in Rome, the development and improvement of this type of cement has been relentless; if the early cements were effective in keeping the surfaces clean, the level of photoactivity of the new Environment Line is such that it abates the organic and inorganic substances responsible for air pollution.

In a large city such as Milan, researchers have calculated – on the basis of test results – that covering 15% of visible urban surfaces with products containing TX Active® would enable a reduction in pollution of approximately 50%.

"We believe that the mission of a major industrial group also includes
 meeting the need to improve the quality of life for all of us. With this 
 product we feel we can provide a proactive solution for at least one of
 those problems which are seen everyday in the air quality of our cities. Thus we offer the public sector and other principals the possibility of opting for structured, long-lasting and targeted solutions as part of their programs to fight pollution”.

                                                                    Carlo Pesenti,
                                                                   Italcementi CEO

                       


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 Brochure
 TX Active Technical report
 Scientific results
 Preserving aesthetics
 Picada project
 Press release (TX Active® launch)
 Q&A
 Herald Tribune (23-11-2006)
 The New York Times (28-11-2006)

Video
 Videonotizia (28/03/2006)
 National Geographic (12/11/2006)
 BBC (23/11/2006)
 France Info (06/01/2007)
 TF1 (06/01/2007)
 Europa 1 (14/01/2007)
 Rtbf (21/01/2007)
 Fox News (09/05/2007)

 CNN(07/07/2008)
 CNN in Roma(07/07/2008)
Useful links
 TX Active® Launch
 CTG
 Press survey
 TX Active® at the Shanghai Expo
TX Active® first time
The active principle TX Active® was used for the first time in 1996 for the production of the precast blocks that, once in place, would have formed the three imposing sails in the Dives in Misericordia church designed by Richard Meier in Rome.
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