Surface Stories - The ArchiBuild Bar by Smartstone
With the engineered stone industry currently subject to new regulation, innovation is at the forefront of Smartstone’s adaptive approach. With a new, game-changing product range debuting at Archibuild Expo, Smartstone is forging the future of engineered stone. After three years in the making, Smartstone NewGen brings a low silica surface range to the market, and the rollout is well underway. The Smartstone New Gen formulation comprises 56% recycled material and a maximum of 38% silica, in fact all but two colours are 28% or lower.
The Ibrido Collection is the first low-silica surface to debut, combining Smartstone’s exclusive NewGen formulation with innovative hybrid print technology to advance surface aesthetics and product integrity. Ibrido sets a new standard for responsibly made surfaces, without compromising on product integrity or aesthetics. Italian for ‘hybrid’, Ibrido employs Smartstone’s exclusive hybrid-print technology, which recreates seven luxe and beautiful natural stones with absolute precision on identical, jumbo-sized slabs.
“With the Ibrido Collection, Smartstone embraces genuine innovation and product advancement to offer a market-leading range of engineered surfaces that deliver on aesthetics, quality, value and with an incredibly low-silica content,” says Belinda Kelaher, Managing Director, Smartstone.
Following Ibrido, Smartstone has transitioned its entire range into the NewGen low silica and recycled base formulation and, at the same time, introduced 8 new engineered stone surfaces. ArchiBuild Expo is proud to bring an exclusive, new low silica surface to life through the ArchiBuild Smartstone Bar.
As Australia’s most trusted supplier of engineered surfaces, Smartstone always supports their claims of durability and composition with meticulous testing to meet, and exceed, stringent Australian standards. Recently, all Smartstone NewGen slabs underwent a new series of independent tests to ensure quality and composition assurance.
Smartstone is committed to the continued investment in the development of lower silica levels across their entire range, with silica levels one of the lowest in the market. By arming specifiers with timely, transparent information, Smartstone aims to ensure the industry is well informed when considering, or recommending, Smartstone as a surface choice.
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