Silestone sustainable kitchen worktops with HybriQ Technology

Silestone sustainable kitchen worktops with HybriQ Technology

silestone sustainable kitchen worktops
By: Alan Jun 05, 2021 0 Comments

The Largest quartz brand in the world introduces Silestone sustainable kitchen worktops with HybriQ Technology.

Silestone sustainable kitchen worktops: the world leader in quartz surfacing materials presents HybriQ technology. With this new manufacturing process, you can enjoy more sustainable Silestone worktops to innovative recyclable spaces. The surfaces are 30% lighter and 10% stronger than those produced using traditional technology. In addition, the new process eliminates the use of solvents, further reducing the environmental impact.

The new generation of worktops comprises quartz, recycled glass, quartzite (quartz mineral), and high-density polyurethane foam. In addition, the brand uses recycled glass and quartzite as raw materials. Then, it reuses the cement and water from its manufacturing. Additionally, the foam it makes is 100% biodegradable.

If anything, this is a groundbreaking achievement in kitchen worktops. Silestone’s aim to reduce its environmental footprint led to this new generation of countertops with HybriQ and HybriQ+ technologies.

The new process focuses on a circular economy. Indeed, it involves recycling materials and wastewater. In addition, it is a more sustainable solution because it is also 100% resistant to temperatures of up to 150 Celsius for worktops. So not only can you enjoy your kitchen surface without worrying about burns, but you also help preserve the environment!

Increasing Demand For Sustainable Worktop Materials

With an increasing demand for sustainable materials, The Worktop Library introduces you to HybriQ, an innovative technology developed and patented by Cosentino to manufacture the new Silestone.

Through hybrid, we achieve a product with the same performance, minimal environmental impact, and a lower percentage of crystalline silica in its composition. Cosentino’s R&D department has been working for years to achieve unprecedented innovation in two areas:

Firstly, a new composition for its worktop surface material with a pioneering and proprietary hybrid technology introducing environmental impact.

Secondly, create a new production process for sustainable homes in London and the UK by installing a new generation of hybrid surfaces comprising high-performance, low crystalline silica blend of minerals, quartz and recycled minerals.

What is HybriQ for Silestone Sustainable Kitchen Worktop materials?

The Silestone HybriQ technology provides three main improvements compared to standard quartz surfaces:

  1. HybriQ and HybriQ+ offer worktop materials are recycled glass, quartzite, quartz and polyurethane foam.
  2. It is 30% lighter than a traditional quartz product resulting in easier fabrication and installation.
  3. It is 10% stronger than traditional quartz.

The new process focuses on a circular economy, powers and reuses 100% water and renewable electrical energy. In the case of HybriQ+, the brand uses 40 minimum recycled materials, with up to 100% recycled water. This new formula results in a significant reduction of crystalline silica.

All Silestone products marked with HybriQ technology have a crystalline silica content of less than 50% or 10% depending on the colour. Similarly, the slabs come with a label with ‘Q 50’, meaning a maximum of 50% crystalline silica or Q 10. Again, the Maximum of 10% helps in identifying it quickly.

No Silestone is worked with the same tools, and its cutting and handling safety measures are maintained. In effect, they reduce the crystalline silica content from the quartz slabs.

But, like any other material of mineral origin, the company produces its product respecting the relevant safety measures in terms of PP e FF, p3, filter masks and wet cutting.

Silestone HybriQ

The Best Quartz Minerals

In addition, the brand selects new minerals from all over the world to achieve each colour’s unique effects and tones, enabling new aesthetic possibilities for Silestone. With this, they increase beauty while keeping intact durability and strength. You know Silestone is more than ever, and your warranty is the same as the rest of Silestone’s worktop products. In essence, it is a revolutionary composition that maintains Silestone’s qualities.

If you want to know more about this new technology, you can watch the video below.

This video explains how the brand makes the new sustainable kitchen worktop materials.

More Silestone Sustainable Colours kitchen worktops are about to be born

But the manufacturer’s strategy of making environmentally-friendly worktop products doesn’t stop here. They are also launching ‘Sunlit Days’. It’s a new carbon-neutral design range that also uses the HybriQ+ technology. It’s a collaboration between Cosentino and Equilibrio Marino.

Equilibrio Marino is a group of divers and sea lovers with over 30 of experience in demanding the protection of the Natural Park of Maro-Cerro. Over time, it has become an NGO with a stable activity made up of scientists, divers and communication professionals who work to restore the balance of our seas.

The Sunlit Days range offsets all carbon emissions through UN-certified projects, thus achieving Carbon Neutral Certification. In addition, it promotes energy efficiency, emissions reduction and sustainable mobility. But we will tell you more about this fantastic range of worktop materials in an upcoming blog article.

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Alan Nussbaum

Meet Alan Nussbaum, our Sales and Marketing Manager, whose expertise in stone worktops is second to none. With almost two decades of experience, Alan’s impressive track record includes creating one of the first online stone companies in 2012 and pioneering the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in construction in 2018 before co-founding The Worktop Library with Maria.
Alan’s outstanding work is featured in numerous Stone and Home Decor magazines. In addition, he collaborates with the industry’s leading stone brands, cementing his reputation as a true innovator.
Before starting a thriving career in the stone industry, Alan honed his skills by overseeing luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Matches Fashion, and Patrick Cox. With his unique blend of experience and expertise, Alan is a true trailblazer in the stone worktop industry. His passion for delivering exceptional service is evident in every aspect of his work.

Alan Nussbaum

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