Stone Italiana has launched a new high-tech slab material, Cosmolite. Made from inert materials that are 100% derived from recycled minerals Cosmolite offers a more sustainable and aesthetic alternative.
Cosmolite is easy to process, fabricate and handle, and has the technical performance that comes with all Stone Italiana products; easy to clean, does not scratch or stain and resistant to heat up to 180oC. Certification includes LEED v4, GREENGUARD GOLD and NSF 51 Food Contact confirming the green credentials, low VOC emissions and safety of Cosmolite in different applications such as kitchen and bathroom worktops, stairs, interior cladding, etc.
The ten distinctive Cosmolite colourways are grouped into three ranges that reflect the sophisticated beauty and non-conformity found in nature.
The natural patterns in the three colourways in the Cosmo range bring a soft modern edge to the looks and beauty of ancient terrazzo. Gently curved larger fragments and delicate swirls are silhouetted in a complimentary ground colour with an overall grain. Visually dramatic and appealing, the three colourways in the Cosmo range are:
• Cosmo – bold black and white
• Mint – soft green and sand
• Astro – achingly modern grey and black
The Meteor range features a monochrome option and three neutral colourways, each with an interesting and subtle grainy pattern. Multiple tones, small inclusions and flecks.
• Meteor Ice – light grey and white
• Meteor Cold – soft mushroom and earthy tones
• Meteor Light – mid grey and cream
• Meteor Dark – black with white fleck
Fine variation in composition and colouration characterises the three colourways of the Planet range. The understated cream, grey and black colourways all include multiple shades of grey swirls that appear as a natural veining in a delicately grained ground. The soothing palette of the three Planet options will work in any location. The three colourways are:
• White Planet – cream and pale grey
• Black Planet – black and dark grey
• Grey Planet – dark grey and pale grey
*Cosmolite is created through the vacuum vibrocompression of crushed inert materials mixed with a small amount of polymeric binder. The inert materials are 100% recycled pre-consumer minerals other than quartz and part of the polymeric binder originates from renewable vegetable sources obtained from non-Genetically Modified (non-GM) and Identity-Preserved (IP) plants.
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How are they more sustainable?
Leading quartz and composite stone manufacturer, Stone Italiana claims it dedicates itself to continually study and implement green methods of working, both for the product that they manufacture and the way they manufacture. According to Stone Italia this means tight control on every facet of their business including their supply chain, energy usage in their two production facilities and the raw materials they use. The company say their production process and continuous research has allowed Stone Italiana to recycle and upgrade industrial solid waste such as glass, mirror and granite.