Framergy x Clay Imports: Azulejos Pasivos - Breakthrough Innovation In Science and Design

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Framergy and Clay Imports have created a groundbreaking tile that not only looks beautiful, but also removes harmful toxin particles from the air you breathe. This paradigm-shift in architectural technology will be revealed at the Clay Imports Studio in Austin, Texas.

The project begins with terracotta Cotto tiles made by Clay Imports in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Terracotta tiles typically refer to handcrafted clay–unglazed ceramic. The tile is as practical as it is beautiful: its warm leather look paired with its moderate maintenance and strength offers a durable surface for various applications. Terracotta has environmental advantages over other fabricated tiles, and there is a major resurgence in interest in their natural aesthetic.

Framergy, with lead inventor and chemical engineer, Carlos Ybanez, partnered with Nick and Zac Barreiro of Clay Imports for a truly revolutionary development, merging design and science. By coating the terracotta tile surface with durable crystalline materials, known as Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) the tile, like an air purifier, will passively clean the air in your space.

Please find below the highlight video of the expert panel and why this project is important for the future of everyone’s health.

Watch the full panel discussion here

About Framergy: The first incarnation of Framergy was about identifying major research in coordination polymers. We learned to use our imaginations to make more from the resources at hand. Since our humble beginnings, our company became the only MOF start-up with strategic investment. Today the management team, led by seasoned engineer, Ray O.K. Ozdemir, uses a comprehensive toolbox of enabling materials to create a broad range of applications. Our internationally-protected intellectual property rights strategically bundle the technology. Framergy was the culmination of our love for science and nature, now we deliver sorbents at the nexus of both.

About Clay Imports: In 2012, Clay Imports was founded and developed by brothers Zac and Nick Barreiro out of a love for tile and craftsmanship. By building a team of exceptional people and collaborating with artisans from around the world, we offer an authentic selection of handcrafted tiles and home goods consisting of high-quality materials and sustainable designs. We remain a locally owned and operated small business that strongly supports our communities in Austin, Texas, and Mexico.