Keraben and NanoPhos Create the Next Generation of Self-cleaning and Antimicrobial Ceramic Tiles

By Nanophos, PRNE
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ATHENS, Greece, April 7, 2011 - NanoPhos SA, a nanotechnology company, and the leading ceramic
tile manufacturer KERABEN co-developed LIFEKER(R), an innovative line of
self-cleaning and self-sterilizing ceramic tiles. These properties of
LIFEKER(R) tiles are provided by the use of the SurfaShield(R) coating
technology developed by NanoPhos, which is activated simply by the energy of
surrounding light (either sunlight or artificial lighting) without the use of
dangerous chemicals. The photocatalytic action of SurfaShield(R) continuously
decomposes organic stains and environmental pollutants without being
consumed. The use of this technology protects humans from infectious
microbes, eliminates fungus growth and minimizes the use of cleaning and
sterilizing products, while it has been estimated that 1000 square meters of
LIFEKER(R) tiles have equal ability to decompose pollutants with 60 trees!

It is interesting to mention that SurfaShield(R) technology,
received the prestigious GAIA award during the 2010 International Building
and Construction Show BIG5 in Dubai for its environmentally friendly and
innovative profile.

About NanoPhos SA (

NanoPhos SA is a nanotechnology company which focuses on the
development of innovative products that protect and waterproof common
surfaces. NanoPhos was recognized by Bill Gates as one of the most innovative
companies, received the 1st prize for innovation during the prestigious 100%
Detail Show in London (2008) and was a GAIA award winner at the BIG5 Show in
Dubai (2010). The effectiveness and ease of use of the company's solutions
have been rapidly recognized worldwide and today, products are available in
more than 25 countries around the globe.

About Keraben Group (

The Keraben Group is a multinational ceramic tiles company
that manufactures and sells ceramic tiles, special pieces, accessories,
hydromassage systems and shower solutions. Its aim is to create spaces with a
unique personality, working to implement ongoing improvements to all its
processes, moving forwards in terms of design and quality whilst conserving
its close customer relations, guaranteeing the maximum satisfaction of
customers, employees and suppliers. The Group's international growth has been
accompanied by the creation of a vast distribution network based on its own
stores and distributors as well as sales offices abroad, placing its products
in more than 120 countries.

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Dr. Vasilis Theoharakis | NanoPhos SA, vtheohar at | mobile: +30-6945-935363

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