Research performed by the DG JRC (Directorate General of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission) has indicated air pollution in inside environments as a primary risk factor. Closed environments can be at least twice as polluted as outdoor environments and the quality of the air in closed environments strongly affects well-being, productivity and the quality of the life of those who live in them. Among the particles transported by the air in confined spaces are dust mites, mildews, bacteria and pollen. These particles can produce or worsen breathing ailments, allergies, asthma, emphysema and chronic lung diseases. It is crucial to intervene with products that do not release chemical compounds harmful for the health and use MasterSan™ flexible hoses which upgrade indoor air quality and ensure its sanitization.


Because bacteria, like fungi, germs and mildew, present in nature in large quantities and various species, infest all types of materials, on which they can multiply very quickly if the humidity and temperature conditions are such as to favour their growth and proliferation. The presence of undesired micro-organisms negatively affects the hygienic condition of the aeraulic system, giving rise, for example, to bad smells or the formation of stains caused by the accumulation of bacteria, fungi and mildew, besides being the cause of allergic reactions in individuals. In air treatment and distribution systems (air-conditioning,mechanical ventilation, etc.) the MasterSan™ flexible hose is a necessary and very important component.
Its walls in polyolefin film, to which is added antibacterial/ anti-mildew master batch, are able to reduce the bacterial bioburdens and mildews that come into contact with the surface itself. The new line of MasterSan™ by TECNICA srl TUBI FLESSIBILI anti-bacterial flexible hoses , in the models SA10 and SA10 THERM, AR10 and AR10 THERM , was created to enhance the range of aeraulic components for ensuring the safety and quality of treated and distributed air. Bacterial sanitization goes to join the by now well-tested self-extinguishing, flexibility and sturdiness characteristics suitable for withstanding the mechanical and heat stresses that systems have to undergo.


In terms of public health, the improvement of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in interiors can potentially reduce the liability of the owners of buildings, increase the market value of the latter and safeguard the health of those who live and work in them.