To improve and render our restorations even more effective and durable over time, we are engaged in experimentation with and evaluation of new products, techniques and tools in various fields of conservation.
We employ various technologies for the identification and gauging of the various types of decay: laser systems, sandblasting systems and ibix micro air abrasion machines, steam generators, water atomisers, ablators, systems for the consolidation of cavities (employed in monuments also to obtain maximum penetration and uniformity of the consolidation), the use of nano calcium and barium for consolidation work, the use of enzymes and biotechnology for the cleaning of the pictorial surfaces, even photo catalytic protective treatments as alternatives to more established products.
The continuous contact with Italian centres of research allows them to gain first-hand knowledge of the most avant-garde methodologies in the field of conservation. A concrete example of this was the restoration of the facade of the Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, where the collaboration with the Opificio delle Pietre dure, based in Florence, allowed the company to use innovative techniques, which involved the use of laser systems or the experimentation with agar gels and sulfate-reducing bacteria in the cleaning phase.
Beside this, there are scientific collaboration agreements with many Italian and foreign universities through research and thesis projects .