“A real leader will not point to the road, he will travel it”

A focus on the needs of a project, a site or society; the opportunities provided by technological innovation and the requirements of growth inspired by sustainable development; the will and resolve to look for answers that go beyond the borders of habit: these are the principles that have always inspired Casalgrande Padana’s research.

By listening to such drivers, the Company has successfully defined new concepts and new applications, venturing into uncharted territory and developing innovative solutions for raw materials and processing cycles. Experiences that have now been raised to the status of best practices for the entire industry.

Bioactive ceramics

Casalgrande Padana is an industry leader and an undisputed trailblazer. This is an innovative range of eco-compatible products that independently interact with the environment to kick-start a number of virtuous processes.

Independent research programmes, in partnership with the Department of Biomedical Science, Microbiology Section, of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, under a Master Agreement with the Japanese TOTO (a pioneer in photo-catalytic technology with the HYDROTECT® brand), have led to producing a new, exclusive generation of ceramics for architectural applications. So far, no one can provide such a wide and high-performance range. Casalgrande Padana’s range actually includes:

Tactile® system

To cater to the visually impaired and elderly people’s need for independence and safety, guiding them through their movements either outdoor or in confined public areas, Casalgrande Padana has developed the Tactile® system (patent no. 00237769), a special range of Grès Fine Porcellanato Granitogres tiles which are engraved with a special sign language. These modular floor units are engraved with easy to understand information code numbers, associated with specific three-dimensional and colour coded numbers, which inform users about stops, steps, junctions and detours.

The Company’s has won lots of international awards, such as: First Prize “Soliditas Social Award 2006” and “Good Design Award 2009”.

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