Neolith® announces launch of pioneering treatment of slabs
Each year, an average of 37.3 million people are seriously injured due to trips, slips and falls, in both public and domestic environments.
As a result, architects, interior designers and urban planners are looking at ways in which to prevent this undesirable and expensive occurrence.
A number of products currently exist which give surfaces more friction, from paints, tapes and coatings to acid-etched grooving and rubber matting. While initially effective, these solutions are short-term and need to be replaced or reapplied on a regular basis, especially in public spaces with heavy footfall.
Neolith Phedra Silk, MALBA, Buenos Aires
Responding to a call for a long-term solution, Neolith® announces the launch of Neolith Slip-No-More.
This pioneering, proprietary anti-slip technology meets the demands of specifiers looking for a hard-wearing and long-life material to improve public safety and well-being.
Designed to last
Neolith Slip-No-More differs from standard, superficial anti-slip finishes available on the market as it is applied to the surface of the material during production, before the Sintered Stone has been fired.
An optional enhancement, unlike anti-slip treatments, which are applied as a surface finish post-process and have a limited working life, Neolith’s technology is incorporated during manufacturing. This means the slab’s anti-slip qualities will remain effective during its lifetime with no need for maintenance.
Neolith Slip-No-More’s development highlights Neolith’s commitment to manufacturing fit-for-purpose surfaces which meet and surpass global health and safety standards and requirements.
Neolith Estatuario Silk, Shopping Mall, Istanbul
Commenting on the innovation, Mar Esteve Cortes, director at Neolith, says, “Our research and development team is constantly exploring ways in which we can improve the composition of our surfaces and respond to the evolving requirements of our audience.”
She continues, “Specifiers are not only looking for longevity and durability in surfacing materials, but also safe, easy to install products which protect the welfare of the public, whether out and about or in the home environment. Neolith Slip-No-More allows us to offer essential assurance that the slabs they are choosing retain their anti-slip performance qualities without the need for regular maintenance.”
To find out more about Neolith Slip-No-More please visit: https://www.neolith.com/en/
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Notes to Editor
Founded in 2009, Neolith, the market-leading brand of Sintered Stone, is a revolutionary product category which has become a material of choice for architects, designers, specifiers and fabricators.
This pioneering material can be specified for the most demanding interior and exterior building projects. Combining high-definition detailed decoration with high-performance qualities, Neolith offers the triple reassurance of strength, beauty and longevity.
What is Sintered Stone?
Sintered Stone is a 100% natural material based on granite minerals, glass minerals and natural oxides:
- Granite Materials: Quartz and feldspar, giving hardness and strength to the surface
- Glass minerals and silica, which ensures chemical stability
- Natural oxides, which deliver chromatic properties
How is Sintered Stone produced?
Neolith is produced using the very latest in sintering technology, replicating the thousands of years’ process by which natural stone is formed in a matter of hours.
The raw materials which form the slab are first subjected to extremely high pressure, going through a pressing machine where a weight of 400 bars is applied. In the second phase of the process, the slab goes through a kiln where temperatures reach more than 1200° C (2200° F).
This process of ultra-compaction creates full-body surfaces with unique technical features.
Neolith has always been at the forefront of sustainable approaches within all of its manufacturing processes. A 100% natural composition requires an equally ecological production method.
Building on our pioneering Neolith Digital Design (NDD), we have aimed to incorporate organic practice into the way we print our slabs.
Hydro-NDD 2.0 takes the technology to the next level. Using a water-based ink, as opposed to the industry standard solvent base, Neolith has succeeded in offering a sustainable surface which never compromises on the quality expected from its Sintered Stone. All its slabs maintain the same definition and detail of pattern and design.
Tried, tested and trusted, Neolith’s combination of realism, high performance and versatile formats make it a go-to material for architects, designers, specifiers and fabricators.
Neolith is the optimum surfacing material for both indoor and outdoor applications. From a skyscraper façade to a kitchen worktop, Neolith’s physical and mechanical characteristics deliver ultimate performance, unmatched beauty and long-term value.