When cleaning the toilet, it can be daunting to think that this will continue for the rest of your life. No matter how much you polish the toilet bowl, it is useless that it will inevitably deteriorate over time. Still, it feels better to be clean, so I still clean it today.
LIXIL has announced a new sanitary ware "Aqua Ceramic" that will fundamentally solve the problems of toilets that everyone has.
◆ What is the "world's first" sanitary ware "Aqua Ceramic"?
Aqua Ceramic is a sanitary ware that removes all dirt related to the toilet with just the power of water. It seems that it was born after a development period of about 20 years from the idea of "solving stains on the toilet with pottery".
According to the company, toilet stains are roughly divided into four types: "scratch stains," "bacterial stains," "dirt stains," and "water stains." Of these, water stains and filth have completely different properties, so it is said that there has been no product that can approach both.
To put it a little chemically, water stains are generated by the combination of exposed "hydroxyl groups" on the surface of pottery and "silica" in running water. However, Aqua Ceramic has a special structure that does not expose this hydroxyl group, and it prevents water stains.
On the other hand, stools and other filth are oily stains. Aquaceramic also has the characteristic of being easily absorbed by water, so it slides water under the dirt that has adhered to it, and lifts and removes the dirt. Please see the model experiment using oil stamps below.
◆ Shine lasts for over 100 years
Aquaceramic has such an antifouling function while maintaining the strength of conventional sanitary ware. According to the company's experiments, new products will continue to shine without wear for over 100 years ! Of course, cleaning other than the running surface is necessary, but it must be possible to significantly reduce water, detergent, and time.
Imagine a future where people who have cleaned the toilet will have a much less burden, and those who do not clean the toilet will have a clean toilet for the rest of their lives. Isn't it shining brightly like a new toilet bowl?