Self-Cleaning Surfaces

The exterior walls of buildings can quickly become soiled from pollutants, particulates, and oily substances in the air from sources like automotive exhaust fumes. When the original building materials are coated with a photocatalyst, a protective film of Titanium Dioxide creates a self-cleaning surface by making it antistatic, super oxidative, and hydrophilic. The hydrocarbons from automotive exhaust are oxidized and the particulate on the hydrophilic surface can be washed away more easily with rainfall, keeping the building exterior clean with far fewer maintenance cycles. The oxidative surface created by Titanium Dioxide can also mitigate the growth of unsightly algae and molds that can be resistant to other cleaning methods.