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12 March 2018

Czech Association of  Applied   Photocatalysis (ČSAF) recommends to your attention The 3rd International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Photocatalytic Materials (EEPM3) organized by the Faculty of Chemistry Jagiellonian University in Krakow on 15-19 May, 2018. http://eepm3.com/


21 February 2018

Czech Association of  Applied   Photocatalysis (ČSAF), Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic (SCHP ČR), and Czech  Association of  Nanotechnology  Industry  (ANP ČR)     organized  Interactive meeting on TiO2 safety and suggested mandatory parameters for consideration of reliability of toxicological studies. The meeting was organised in connection with the RAC Opinion proposing harmonised classification and labelling of titanium dioxide at EU level.

The invited speakers were  Prof. Harald F Krug, Empa, International Research Cooperations Manager NanoCASE GmbH St. Gallen, Switzerland; Jan Prochazka, Ph.D.; Czech Association  of  Applied Photocatalysis , Dr. David B. Warheit, The Chemours Company, USA , Technical Fellow, Toxicology and Risk Assessment, Dr. Rodger Battersby, EBRC Consulting GmbH, Hannover, Germany, toxicology expert in TDMA, Dr. David Lockley,  Venator Materials Plc,  Product Defence and Toxicology Manager, Global Product EHS an  Prof. Damjana Drobne, University of Ljubljana, Head of the Research group for Nanobiology and Nanotoxicology at Biotechnical Faculty.

Introduction and Speakers

Position of Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic (SCHP ČR), Czech  Association of  Nanotechnology Industry (ANP ČR) and Czech Association of Applied Photocatalysis (ČSAF) on the RAC Opinion suggesting  harmonized classification and labelling of titanium dioxide (TiO2 )  at the EU level.

Position EN   Annex - reasoning EN   Position CZ


11 January 2016


11. January 2016 – Advanced Materials-JTJ from The Czech Republic will today compete for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, as the public vote opens for the first time.

national-champion-2015-16.jpgWATCH THE CHAMPION’S VIDEO AND VOTE FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS-JTJ: http://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/the-ukti-award-for-innovation-1/17682


The company, already named as one of the National Champions in the independently judged part of the competition, has posted a video of its company online at http://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/the-ukti-award-for-innovation-1/17682  giving a powerful insight into the story of their business and its success.

Competing against all other country National Champions for the public vote, the company with the most votes will be named ‘National Public Champion’ for The Czech Republic on 7th March 2016. The first phase of the online voting is open from 11 January to 26 February 2016. 

Dr. Jan Prochazka, president of Advanced Materials-JTJ says: “With just over seven weeks for people to vote online for their favorite company, we are hoping that the public will watch our video and vote for us. The public vote means a great deal as it is both our existing and potential customers and clients giving their approval to our success.”

The second public vote will see all of the National Public Champions from 32 different countries compete against each other to become the overall European Public Champion. The voting for this takes place between 7th March and 26th April 2016, and the result will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala event in June 2016.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Last year the public vote generated over 170,000 votes from across the world.  It is a very important part of the Awards as it gives these entrepreneurial companies another way of showcasing their achievements.”

He continued: “So we ask everyone wanting to support their country or business in general to take some time, watch the videos, and cast their vote.”

Separately, the independent judging panel in the European Business Awards will review and score all the video entries plus written entries and select a final top 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients who will face the judging panels in the final stage of the competition. The overall winner from each category will then be announced at the same time as the European Public Champion at the Gala Event in June.

The European Business Awards was created to recognize and promote business success and support the development of a stronger business community throughout Europe.  Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include ELITE, the UKTI and PR Newswire.

In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.5 trillion, and together they generated profits of over 60 billion Euros.


4 December 2015

Czech Republic knows winners of Visionaries 2015 contest.

vizionari-2015-nano4people-amjtj.jpgCzechInno announced the most innovative companies - winners of the Visionaries 2015 contest.

CSAP members  Nano4people a Advanced Materials-JTJ received the title Visionary 2015 in the category of Nanotechnology air purification system using photocatalytic coatings Protectam FN.

Photogalery: http://www.czechinno.cz/projekty/fotogalerie/galid_19/vizionari-2015.aspx


10 OCTOBER, 2015

Vice President oftio2_summit_2015_prague.jpg CSAP, Dr. Jan Prochazka and Jan Buk from Pardam as well as Prof. Josef Krysa, vice chairman of the scientific board, presented their photocatalytic technologies and scientific progress at one of the most important global events in the TiO2 industry. http://www.pigmentmarkets.com/tio2
Advanced Materials-JTJ co-organized and sponsored this event, which received patronage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

From a professional position as well as from the angle of an advisory board  member (http://www.pigmentmarkets.com/tio2/advisory-board), the Pigments Forum and TiO2 Summit 2015 was an exceptional event. Unlike scientific conferences or industrial expos, the Summit gathered all spectra of people and companies giving the TiO2 and color market a direction. At the Summit, we had an opportunity meeting the whole chain from  TiO2 and pigment mining companies, through TiO2 manufactures, suppliers and distributors, variety of processing industries, government representatives, legislative makers, R&D, academic sector, analysts, banks and financial institutions, all the way to end users.
This meeting provided a very broad and complex view of the whole industry, which is especially important for CSAP members, focusing on emerging markets.
It has been a tradition of the TiO2 summit that people share information in a very open and friendly atmosphere. It has been one of the unique events, where we could sit with our suppliers, customers and even competition in an open discussion creating new business opportunities. This provides much more than just strict analyst reports, statistics and formal policies. The Summit has been a living organism and a forum for many years and represents a great opportunity to find new customers as well as conduct business with your existing partners.
We learned about mineral supply information, manufacturers expectations introducing their new product lines, suppliers with new products advising on their long term pricing policies, see news from cutting top academic research, precise analytical reports on the TiO2 industry, results of applied research bringing novel products and greater value in use, info on emerging markets and also a state of the traditional markets, directly from decision makers of large global companies and  other participating parties.

While the event was truly borderless, the meeting gained a significant support and patronage of the Czech Government i.e. the Minister of Industry and Trade Dr. Jan Mladek and Dr. Pavel Bělobrádek, Ph.D., MPA, Deputy Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation. The meeting was further supported by the Czech Nanotechnology Industries Association and the Czech Society of Applied Photocatalysis.

                                                                                       Jan Prochazka

19.1.2015 - Rozhovor pro LTV Plus

Secretary of CAAP Doc, ing. Kamila Kočí (VŠB) was interviewed by LTV Plus in December and January. In the two interviews she introduces her work in the field, showing the potential of photocatalysis in variety of R&D projects.

20 October, 2014

LTV-PLUS/ Ekonomicky Magazin: Photocatalysis for air decontamination and protection of historical buildings in practical use:

20 September, 2014

Jan Prochazka, vice president of the Czech Association of Applied Photocatalysis and president of Advanced Materials-JTJ was interviewed by LTV-PLUS


September 19, 2014:

The web portal Ecological Living published a report on photocatalytic technology titled: "Photocatalysis can clean a dirty environment" (in Czech)



ČSAF in cooperation with the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and the Technical University in Liberec presented an international conference on photocatalysis focused on the environment and creation of standards.

Top experts in the field and representatives of world organizations for photocatalysis met in Prague to discuss the use of photocatalysis for cleaning the atmosphere and introducing norms and standards for the support of formats and protection of consumers.

Information for the Press in Czech is available in the Czech section.

5th September 2014

An interesting lecture by Dr. Jörg Kleffmann from Bergische Universität Wuppertal

"Can photocatalysis improve urban air quality?

Results from the PhotoPAQ LIFE+ project"

where: Center of nanotechnology at the Technical Universitz in Liberec, Czech Republic

when: beginning at 1 pm

Continues with a tour of the Center for Nanotechnology.

September 3-4, 2014

International Photocatalytic Conference on Formulation of Standards.

Agenda can be downloaded here: FINAL PROGRAM

More information and registration: http://www.fotokatalyza.org/clanky/meetings---conferences.html


On June 27 the first press conference of the Czech Society for Applied Photocatalysis will take place.

In addition to information on the goals of the ČSAF the program will include preparations for the international conference that will take place in September 2014 in Prague.

For more information:


February 2, 2014



-preparations for the meeting of the 206 Technical Committee of the International Organization for Standardization in Prague in September 2014 -- Organization to ensure follow-up to the International Conference.

-cooperation of ČSAF in presentation of the conference "Use of Photocatalytic Surfaces in the Protection of Health against Dangerous Materials in the Atmosphere and Spread of Infection."

March 3, 2014


Place: Regional display and sales center PROTECTAM FN – Ostrava.

Program: Preparation for educational conference

Topic: "Use of Photocatalytic Surfaces in the Protection of Health against Dangerous Materials in the Atmosphere and Spread of Infection."

Working Title: "Healthy Air"

Goal of the Activity: Education in the area of use of photocatalytic technology for purifying the atmosphere in the interior of buildings.

Date: To be determined.

Place: Ostrava, Czech Republic (to be specified).

Main Points of the Program:

1. How to clean the air in buildings and the atmosphere of large cities and industrial areas? (What is the status? Impact on human health and the economy. Legislation and Politics. Tools for Solutions. Use of Technology. Economic and Technical Limitations. Photocatalysis offering solutions.

2. What is photocatalysis? What are its practical uses? Myths and reality.

3. Existing photocatalytic purification technologies, photocatalytic products on the market, testing, certification, legislation.

4. Use of photcatalytic products in practice -- case studies.

5. Views of the Scientific Council of the ČSAF on the health, hygienic and ecological aspects of using nano-forms of TiO2 as photocatalytics.

6. Moderated discussion.

Presenters: Points 1-3

-- representatives of the ČSAF (members of the Scientific Council and invited guests)

-- experts from scientific research laboratories, hygienic and health agencies, environmental protection agencies.

Point 4

-- firms and research and testing laboratories cooperating in the realization and evaluation of specific projects, including information from representatives of the ČSAF about projects under way abroad (PICADA).

Expected number of attendees: 100-150 (only by invitation to a selected group of persons, organizations and institutions).

January 7, 2014

The founding meeting of the Scientific Council of the ČSAF at the J. Heyrovský Institute for Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Science. Followed by a meeting of the Scientific Committee of the ČSAF where issues in the use of photocatalytics for decontamination of the atmosphere and sanitizing the environment, particularly in the area of Northern Moravia (elimination of PM2.5, benzopyrenes, VOC, NOX) were discussed.

September, October 2013

The Chairman of the ČSAF, Dr. František Peterka, took part in a conference on photocatalytics and the JEP 2013 exhibition in Puerto Rico and a meeting of the ISO 206 Technical Committee in Japan.

Photocatalysis can clean a dirty environment