TOTO recently announced it has partnered with porcelain, glass and stone tile manufacturer Crossville for a cross-industrial strategic deal for residential and contract applications. 

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Beginning in June, Crossville will offer Hydrotect as an optional finish on a majority of its porcelain tile collections. Crossville applies Hydrotect to its porcelain tile during a second firing process after the tile is traditionally glazed and fired.

“TOTO established ‘Hydrotect Partners’ to raise Hydrotect’s profile in the global marketplace and disseminate knowledge about this breakthrough technology worldwide,” said Daijiro Nogata, president of TOTO USA. “TOTO continues to aggressively build our global network of cross-industrial strategic business partners. We are proud to announce that Crossville, is the newest member of our international network.”

Hydrotect technology uses photocatalysts with superhydrophilic and decomposition properties offering benefits such as:

  • Creates easy clean surfaces on buildings’ exteriors or interiors;
  • Cleans the airs and;
  • Offers an anti-microbial effect.