Cosentino Addresses the Australian Market

In light of recent concern in news media regarding engineered stone products, Cosentino, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury mineral surface products, is communicating its position with the Australian design, lifestyle, and consumer market.

 

GALLERY  

Over the last 10 years, Cosentino has undertaken comprehensive research and development programs to substantially reduce the crystalline silica content of its Silestone® products, to contribute to the limitation of exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica . Engineered stone products originally had up to 95% silica in their manufacture.

Cosentino’s market leading Silestone® Q10 and Q40 products contain less than 10% and 40% crystalline silica respectively, which have been independently verified by a Perth-based laboratory, SGS. These verification documents can be provided on request.

HybriQ Technology® has been Cosentino’s strategic response to the demand for sustainability and responsibility from products and brands globally.

Utilising a sustainable manufacturing process that uses 99% reused water,100% renewable energy, zero waste water , Cosentino’s HybriQ Technology® is employed across its entire Silestone® range.

Providing a low silica product that can deliver high performance and durability has been at the core of Cosentino’s development work.

The Silestone® low silica entire range is available in Australia now, reassuring Australian value chain of the continued safe supply of their products.

Empathetic to the health and safety concerns of industry around engineered stone, Cosentino has been working tirelessly with industry to educate on best safety practices.

Cosentino’s VP Oceania, Itay Shimony said, “We support the development of a nationally coordinated approach focussed on the elimination (so far as is reasonably practicable) of health and safety risks associated with high-risk crystalline silica work. To this end we encourage the national adoption of the Victorian definition of ‘engineered stone’ as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Regulations 2021 being, “manufactured composite stone material that contains resins and 40% or more crystalline silica.”

“Providing a low silica alternative that continues to deliver high performance and durability is at the heart of Cosentino’s entire ranges, providing Australian consumers with a positive choice,” Mr Shimony added.

To read Cosentino’s statement on Silestone®, or for more information, visit: www.cosentino.com/en-au/news/






Get our enews

Design and development news that comes to you

Subscribe
                 


Revolutionising Office Design: Saniflo's Greywater Pump Solution for Urban Workspaces

Professional workspace design is constantly evolving to suit the changing needs of employees, new layouts breath fresh air ...

Australian Standards Launches App

Standards Australia has launched a mobile app facilitating access to Australian Standards for individual users, such as tradespeople, ...

MPA NSW Criticises Federal MP’s Call to Ban New Gas Developments

The Master Plumbers Association (MPA) of NSW has strongly rebuked the recent statement by Wentworth Federal MP Allegra ...

HIA: Shrinkflation Hits Kitchen and Bathrooms

HIA has released the HIA Kitchen and Bathrooms Report 2023-24 and one of the main findings is that ...

Zip Water’s MicroPurity 6-in-1 Now Certified to Reduce Microplastics

Zip Water has announced that its MicroPurity 6-in-1 filtration system is now certified to reduce hidden microplastics in ...

  MORE  

Stay connected to the SPEC

Join our reader network by signing up to our weekly newsletter and receive design and development news straight to your inbox





Specifier Source is brought to you by the same company that publishes Home Design, Grand Designs Australia Magazine, Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Magazine, Outdoor Design Source, Build Home, CompleteHome and many more.

© 2022 Universal Media Co. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Service. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Universal Media Co.