Location: Heraklion, Greece | Date of establishment: 2019
“PCN Materials” was established in September of 2019 as a spin of company of the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH). The company is the only one in Greece that produces high-quality innovative modified photocatalytic (P/C) TiO2 powders that degrade gaseous and liquid pollutants as well as airborne pathogens. Our goal is to promote air quality in living environments, enhance the quality of life and improve human health. With a solid scientific background of more than ten years of research experience, and patents in Europe, USA, and China, the company operated from the Industrial Park of Anopolis, Heraklion, where production is at full scale, while industrial research activities on new P/C materials continue.
“PCN Materials” produces P/C materials activated by solar and/or artificial lighting for outdoor and indoor applications. Its products have been validated as effective in the process of degrading inorganic compounds such as nitrogen oxides, organic compounds, and harmful BTX-type compounds, but also in the elimination of a multitude of Gram+ and Gram- bacteria, such as E-Coli, Staphylococcus, Pneumonia and Pseudomonas as well as resistant viruses such as MS2 and Lentivirus. The contribution of the company's products to the fight against nosocomial and airborne transmitted infections has been proven effective through extensive tests by independent National and International bodies such as JRC, Italy, Aims Labs, Ireland, Guandong, China, and NCSR “Demokritos”, Greece.
PCN has already completed proof of concept tests in large-scale applications. In 2018, a project within the Medical Center of the Greek Army training camp (SEAP) located in Crete, as well as the ICU/COVID unit at the Univ. Hospital (PAGNI) in Heraklion. Other applications include the incorporation of PCN products in cementitious matrices (road tiles) for the renovation of the sidewalks of the municipality of Ag. Anargiron/Kamaterou Attika.
Today, PCN Materials is moving forward dynamically as the only company in the Greek market that produces innovative photo-catalytic materials (powders) to be applied as building material additives for industrial and domestic use.