All About Ions

Ions are molecules or atoms with an electric charge. When an atom or molecule is neutral, the number of protons (positive) and electrons (negative) is equal. However, when the number of protons and electrons are not the same, it becomes an ion that is either positively or negatively charged.

So just what are negative ions? Science tells us that negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible. While they are abundant in certain natural environments, an average home or office building may contain exactly zero negative ions.

Professor Philipp Lenard, the winner of Nobel Prize for Physics, discovered that the risk of disease can be greatly reduced by breathing in fresh air filled with negative ions. Negative ions are like vitamins in the air and are abundant in the forest. Leading the market, SUGAWA IONWOOD uses unprecedented technology, to combine negative ions with wood flooring to launch the first "IONWOOD flooring."

Japan JAIRA, China NACC and Switzerland SGS tests confirms that the IONWOOD floor can release negative ions in the air at a rate of over 3000/cm ³ (Air Ion Index) equivalent to the negative ion content in the forest. The benefits are plenty – it purifies the blood, prevents blood vessels clogging, normalizes blood pressure, reduces fatigue, promotes smooth breathing and improves heart function – all as a natural therapy to enhance the body's immune system. Live in an environment full of negative ions and enjoy a nice, quiet and comfortable day every day, with IONWOOD. Feels just like living in the forest!

Positive Ion

Produced by the decay of radioactive minerals, radon gas, forest fires, lightning and ultraviolet rays.

Negative Ion

Generated by evaporating water, ocean surf, waterfalls and ionic minerals.

Negative Ion Quick Sheet

  • Tasteless, Odourless, Invisible
  • Urban areas have much lower concentrations of negative ions than rural areas.
  • In European hospitals, ionization of the air is mandatory.
  • Studies by USA Department of Agriculture reveals that ionizing a room reduces dust and bacteria in the air.