Silestone HybriQ® by Cosentino is pioneering Sustainability in Surface Manufacturing

In today’s rapidly evolving world, sustainability has become an imperative rather than a mere buzzword. While some businesses are effectively greenwashing, there are those who are actually making and maintaining sustainable choices. The architectural surfaces industry, like many others, is recognising the urgent need for eco-friendly practices.



Cosentino is leading the path in sustainable innovation for their category. They are recognised for their unwavering commitment to cutting-edge technology and environmental responsibility. One of the highlights of Cosentino’s sustainability journey is their revolutionary HybriQ® technology for Silestone ®. This groundbreaking technology is transforming surface manufacturing and establishing new benchmarks for sustainability.

Silestone HybriQ® represents a remarkable milestone for Cosentino as it revolutionises the capabilities and performance of their flagship product, Silestone®. Developed and patented by Cosentino’s research and development department, HybriQ® has been introduced in the fabrication of Silestone® in 2020, driven by a deep commitment to sustainability and the betterment of our planet.

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Cosentino’s dedication to sustainability shines through the entire manufacturing process of Silestone HybriQ®. The selection of premium and recycled materials is just the beginning. These materials are carefully processed and refined to ensure consistent quality and performance, while reducing the demand for virgin resources. By incorporating recycled materials, Cosentino actively contributes to the principles of a circular economy and promotes responsible resource management.


But it doesn’t stop there. The production of Silestone HybriQ® is guided by a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Utilising 100% renewable electrical energy and employing innovative techniques, Cosentino minimises its carbon footprint. Additionally, the manufacturing process employs a water management system that recycles 99% of the water used, eliminating any wasteful spillage and striving for water conservation. Waste generated during the process is increasingly reused, minimising environmental impact and ensuring a more sustainable future.


Since 2022, 100% of the Silestone® portfolio was produced with HybriQ and Australia only distributes slabs with less than 40% silica level in its composition. Silestone® Q10 and Q40 products now contain a maximum 10% and 40% crystalline silica content respectively. Silestone HybriQ+® also contains more than 20% recycled content, making it even more sustainable for the environment.

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The stringent quality control measures further underscore Cosentino’s commitment to delivering excellence. Each slab of Silestone HybriQ® is meticulously inspected for consistency, colour accuracy, and dimensional precision. This ensures that customers receive a product of the highest quality, one that not only beautifies their spaces but also contributes to a greener and more sustainable world.

The result of this innovative manufacturing process is Silestone HybriQ®, a surface that harmoniously blends the beauty of natural minerals with the durability of engineered materials. With reduced crystalline silica content, Silestone HybriQ® embodies Cosentino’s unwavering commitment to redefining sustainability in surface manufacturing. By choosing Silestone HybriQ®, customers become part of the solution, opting for an environmentally responsible choice that supports a greener and brighter future for all.

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