Project Zero

This project is possible thanks to the contribution of:
This project is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development

Description of Project Zero (Zero Environmental Risks in Our buildings)

Development of a completely new generation of products

  • Products for decorating and finishing floors and walls
  • Mortars environmentally friendly with increased seismic performance

Zero Environmental Risk and Zero Seismic Risk

Structural mortars for buildings
with ZERO seismic risk

Formulated with the use of
recycled materials

Formulated with the use of
renewable raw materials

Low carbon footprint, with
a low environmental impact


A Series of Technology Platforms Consisting of Innovative Base Materials

Cement Platform

Powder Resin Platform

High Solid Resin

Liquid water-based Resin Platform

Ensure the generation of products made with them will…

  • Impact all phases of a buildings lifecycle

  • Provide new environmental improvements to existing products

  • Develop completely new products, anti-seismic structural mortars with high ductility


The Project resulted in the formulation of Three Familes of innovative products “All with Zero Risks”

  • Mortars and Grouts (adhesives and primers for laying ceramic materials, natural stones and others)

  • Decorative (decorative floor and wall)

  • Structural Mortars for Anti-Seismic Walls

All innovations will be environmentally friendly, safe for the environment and human health, VOC-free and ADR-free.

This change will affect most of the products currently made by Litokol. Other products will open up completely new markets.

Structural Mortars for Buildings with Zero Seismic Risk

Mortars and Grouts with IMO Certification for Shipbuilding

Certification IMO

New product family with certificates for use in the naval sector
(fire resistant and with self-extinguishing properties)


  • Epoxy mortar and grout EpoxyÉlite EVO

  • Epoxy adhesive Litoelastic EVO FR

Flame Testing

The Zherorisk® project identifies the diversity of Litokol products: an investment in the safety of tile installers and people.

Zherorisk® is a research initiative by Litokol’s R&D division with the participation of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, the DICAM (Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering) of Bologna and external research institutes.

The Zherorisk® platform is a technology projected into the future with the aim of developing an innovative generation of eco-sustainable building materials, at “zero risk”. The goal is to guarantee the safety of people through three aspects: safeguarding the health of professional operators; the quality of air in homes, places of work and free time; the transportation of goods.
The study of primary materials and ways to combine them leads to the creation of a new family of innovative products, all with eco-sustainable characteristics.

Zero risk for the user

  • Studies show that most VOC emission (Volatile Organic Compounds) occurs during application: the use of products with ultra-low VOC emission increases the safety of professional users; the lack of pungent and unpleasant odours makes the workplace
    much more comfortable.
  • Non corrosive
  • Non toxic
  • Non-hazardous to the environment

Zero risk for homes

  • Very low VOC emissions: safeguarding the quality of air in homes and the health of those who live there.

Zero risk in transportation

  • Product not subject to restrictions for road, sea, air and rail transport
  • No ADR restrictions for road transport
  • No IMO containers for transport by sea

Goods transportation and environmental protection

Zherorisk® products, in addition to being eco-compatible, safe for the environment and human health, with ultra-low VOC emissions, can be safely transported because they are free from substances that are harmful to the environment and not subject to the regulations included in the ADR regulation governing the transportation of hazardous goods.

The path taken on toxicological studies and the reform of all chemical substances included in the Reach/CLP European standards that introduces the United Nations globally harmonized system GHS, has allowed the classification and labelling criteria to be harmonised, thus encouraging the free movement of goods whilst ensuring a high level of protection for man and the environment.

With the new basic substances developed as a result of the Zherorisk® project, it was possible to obtain products with minimum risk labelling, with no obligations imposed by the ADR regulation, allowing for significant cost savings in terms of shipping and logistical time frames.

When it comes to international transportation over long distances, our products can also be transported by sea in containers without IMO shipping certification (International Maritime Organization).


Zero risk for the environment

  • Renewable primary materials
  • Recycled materials
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Lower CO² emissions
  • Reduced consumption of basic materials