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Cosentino Showcases its new Ultra Compact Surface, Dekton at kbb Birmingham 2-5 March 2014 – Stand Number N98

The world leader in the production and distribution of quartz, natural stone and recycled surfaces, Cosentino will be showcasing its new ultra-compact surface, Dekton at kbb Birmingham from 2-5 March 2014 on stand number N98.

Dekton by Cosentino is brand new to the market place and provides an ideal architectural solution for both interiors and exteriors.  Dekton will be available from kitchen and bathroom studios from May 2014.

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New Dekton by Cosentino – Worktop in Keranium from the Tech Collection

Christophe Gontier, managing director for Cosentino UK, says, “The unveiling of Dekton is a huge milestone for Cosentino following more than five years of intensive work and investment. The biggest launch since Silestone, Dekton will revolutionise the design and architectural sectors, thanks to the endless possibilities it offers in both indoor and outdoor spaces. The feedback for this innovative, multi-purpose surface has been really positive, and is already causing a ripple of excitement throughout the sector.”

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New Dekton by Cosentino – Cladding in Kadum from the Tech Collection

The result of a 128 million Euro investment and 22,000 hours of research and development by the Cosentino Group, Dekton is an ultra-compact surface, which is a sophisticated mixture of raw materials that are used to manufacture glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces. A completely new and innovative category of surfaces, Dekton is the perfect material for designers, architects, house builders and developers as it decorates the entire volume of the mass of the actual material and can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It can also be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to its resistance to UV rays and large formats, which make it easy and quick to install.

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New Dekton by Cosentino – Worktop in Ananké from the Solid Collection

Dekton offers huge capacity for decorative solutions of large areas and infinite design possibilities, allowing designs to flow indoors and outdoors and at all levels both horizontally and vertically without any limits or interruptions to the design and with colours and textures that move freely. It can be used for a variety of applications, including kitchen worktops, floorings and coverings; bathroom floorings and coverings; furnishings; exterior facades where Dekton covers the walls of any building like a layer of skin; floors and swimming pools.

Dekton offers superior technical characteristics; it is highly resistant to scratches, fire, heat and UV rays and is resistant to ice and thaw, stains, abrasion, impact and compression. It also has a low water absorption and dimensional and colour stability.

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New Dekton by Cosentino – Flooring and Cladding in Aura from the Natural Collection

The initial Dekton range is available in 14 different references grouped into three collections: Solid Collection, Natural Collection and Tech Collection. These three collections fully identify with the natural references of the material. Solid colours, natural stone, slate, cement and rust are some of the finishes and colours that Dekton® will be manufactured in. Dekton will also be available in three finishes; polished, matte and slate.  During the decorative process, a three-dimensional system is applied through every piece regardless of the size or volume so the decoration continues through the mass of the product. This complex decorative system, which uses 16 different techniques guarantees special designs that have never been seen before on 3D surfaces.

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Dekton by Cosentino – Worktop in Kadum from the Tech Collection

Dekton by Cosentino is manufactured with advanced TSP (Technology of Sintered Particles), which has been developed exclusively by the Group’s research and development team. TSP uses an accelerated version of the processes of high pressures and high temperatures that Mother Nature applied for thousands of years to produce natural stone. With Dekton, the manufacturing time is reduced to four hours and the result is a low maintenance, long-lasting product with a multitude of applications in indoor and outdoor spaces. This process sinters mineral particles so that they link up and change their internal structure. A new mass is obtained that is subjected to a process of ultra-compaction at high temperatures, which results in the Dekton material that has an outstanding resistance and an extreme level of compaction.

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New Dekton by Cosentino – Worktop in Spectra from the Solid Collection

Dekton is manufactured with a mixture of raw materials that are found in glass, porcelain materials and natural quartz.  These materials are mixed with several aggregates and water to create the new Dekton material. During the production process, 84% of the water used is evaporated, recycled and reused for the production of Dekton slabs. The ultra-compaction process consists of the raw materials being pressed to remove the air from the mass to achieve the ultra compact surface. The press has a capacity of 25,000 tons, six times more than what has been regarded as the world’s largest press up to now. The slab is then baked at high temperatures where a chemical reaction converts the mass particles into crystals. As the temperatures increase a glass mesh is formed. At the point of maximum temperature – 1,200 degrees Celsius – the entire slab is liquefied just like the magma found hundreds of kilometers below the earth’s surface. As the temperature drops at the end of firing, the slab solidifies.

Dekton by Cosentino will be manufactured in a large slab format (320x144cm) in four thicknesses: 0.8cm, 1.2cm, 2cm and 3cm at a new factory located in the Cosentino Group Industrial Park in (Cantoria) Almeria where 1500 slabs can be manufactured per day. A new logistics platform will serve Cosentino subsidiaries and customers worldwide.

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New Dekton by Cosentino – Flooring in Ariane from the Solid Collection

and Worktops in Strato from the Tech Collection

 


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