Key paths to innovation R&D ‘Research and development of new technologies for the evolution of quartz agglomerates’, with reference IDI-20150453. The overall objective of the project ‘Research and development of new technologies for the evolution of quartz agglomerates’ is to develop innovative quartz agglomerates, with multiple design possibilities, versatility in obtaining new properties, better productivity and quality of the end product, as well as greater durability of the materials, even in extreme conditions, in order to achieve a clear differentiation and improvement of the company’s competitiveness. To this end, three main lines of action are being addressed: research into surface technology, the development of new formulations and the development of technological processes for the production of quartz agglomerates. ‘New Dekton® technology and formulations to develop new effects, properties and advanced products’, with reference IDI-20151025. The overall objective of the project ‘New Dekton® technology and formulations to develop new effects, properties and advanced products’ is to research and learn about this new material; to develop the technology to obtain new aesthetic effects and valuable properties in both surface and volume, including the development of products with a polished design and finish; to develop new formulations to improve its properties and optimize the process; to develop new characterization and control systems; and to create products both in 3D and in extra-large thicknesses, in order to offer new special applications. ‘Silestone® Mixing and Shaping’, with reference IDI-20170609. ‘Dekton® advanced decoration systems’, with reference IDI-20170606. ‘New properties in materials using technology to generate, apply and integrate functionalised surface layers’, with reference IDI-20170619. ‘Circular Economy for the Thermoset Composites Industry’, with reference MIG-20201011. ‘Research and development of new technology for digital transformation in innovative surfaces’, with reference IDI-20170113. ‘Silestone® Simulation System’, with reference IDI-20170138. ‘Development of advanced technical performance and special Dekton® applications’, with reference IDI-20170137. ‘New investment to develop and transform quartz agglomerates’, with reference LICA-20160026. Energy efficiency ‘Improvement of energy efficiency in the calibration and polishing process on line 1 of the Silestone I plant’ with reference 265. ‘Improvement of energy efficiency in the calibration and polishing process on line 2 of the Silestone plant’, with reference 266. The project “Improving energy efficiency in the calibration and polishing process in line 2 of the Silestone plant” consists in replacing two calibrators and two polishers in the second line of the SILESTONE plant, located in Cantoria, Almeria, with the goal of achieving a higher quality final product and reduce the current reprocess, which is a consequence of failures in the slabs in respect to the conventional technology with the corresponding reduction when talking about energy consumption. ‘Heat recovery at the Cantoria factory of COSENTINO S.A.U.’, with reference FN-PGESI-2017-000542. Total investment: 2,582,826.97 Energy savings: 1,158.56 toe/year ‘Improvement of energy efficiency in ancillary facilities and lighting’, with reference FN-PGESI-2017-000779. Energy savings: 24.03 toe/year Investment ‘Manufacture of special materials for architecture and decoration: Industrialisation of new production technologies, new logistics facilities and industrial support services’, with reference AL/0733/P08.