Stoneglass: the strength of stone for much more than simple ceramic-glass

2013-12-20 | Product news

During Vitrum 2013, Glass-Technology International spoke to Marco Pietroni, the Sole Director of Arcom Srl, the Italian headquarters of Stoneglass® products, who gave us some background information on this highly innovative product. So innovative that it won the Most Innovative Product of 2013 award at GlassBuild America.

Stoneglass: the strength of stone for much more than simple ceramic-glass
Stoneglass® is a new material that combines the advantages of glass with the strength and ductility of stone, providing an unalterable and perfect reflection.
Thanks to its unique characteristics, this new material has a multitude of uses and applications, such as: small objects, furniture, work tops in kitchens, vanity tops for bathrooms, wall tiles for interior and exterior environments, as well as flooring.
Stoneglass is an eco-
material par excellence,  made of natural elements, without any resins and solvents. It can be processed without risks to health and has no odour. It is also 100 per cent recyclable.
Stoneglass maintains all the features of glass, combining them with the qualities of stone. The final result is a strong flat element.
It is made by the melting and crystallization of silicon particles. The process is very similar to the natural condition of granite formation. It looks very similar to marble but has improved features in terms of hardness, brightness, imperviousness and resistance.

Thicknesses, sizes, colours and finishings
Stoneglass plates are available in three different thicknesses: 12 millimetres, 18 millimetres and 30 millimetres, depending on the type of process and use.
The sizes of the plates are different, so as to comply with client demand: 3,060 x 1,340 millimetres; 2,860 x 1,340 millimetres; 2,660 x 1,340 millimetres.
Black Stoneglass plates are available in 2,440 x 1,830 millimetres sizes.
Stoneglass is available in white, matt white, black and ...


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