Saturday 24 August 2019

Irish tech firm Kastus partners with major UK group to create superbug-resistant tiles

Chris Horn of Atlantic Bridge Capital and Kastus board member with Kastus founder John Browne. Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography
Chris Horn of Atlantic Bridge Capital and Kastus board member with Kastus founder John Browne. Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

An Irish tech firm has partnered with the UK's largest ceramic tile maker to make a superbug-resistant product.

Kastus has signed a major deal with British Ceramic Tile (BCT) which will see the unique floor and wall tiles come to market early next year.

Kastus CEO and founder John Browne said that this is "a significant commercial partnership following a detailed collaborative process with BCT".

The antimicrobial experts' unique coating solution Log4+, applied to ceramic or glass in factory, kills 99.9pc of harmful antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and E. Coli and fungus such as athlete’s foot.

BCT, which has the capacity of producing 30,000 sq. m of tiles per day, will have the exclusive rights in the UK to use the coating, which is also is super scratch resistance and is easy-to-clean functionality,

The permanent solution is activated by indoor light and environmental moisture and uses no toxic bi-products.

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