Cosentino Introduces Silestone®XM, the next generation of mineral surfaces

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Thanks to the evolution of Hybriq+® technology, Silestone®XM distinguishes the brand’s new collections of hybrid mineral surfaces with a maximum of 10% crystalline silica content

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Coral Gables, FL, April 16, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cosentino, the global leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design, takes another important step in the development of its Hybriq+® technology with the introduction of Silestone®XM. An evolution for the brand of hybrid mineral surfaces, all Silestone®XM collections brought to the market will have a maximum crystalline silica content of 10%.

The development of the pioneering Hybriq+® technology began seven years ago, officially introduced to the market in 2020, and completely transformed the nature of its Silestone® product towards greater safety and sustainability. This new milestone reflects Cosentino’s ambitious research, development, and innovation commitment to the global sector of decorative and design surfaces.

Under this disruptive innovation, all of Silestone® products are manufactured through a sustainable production process with 100% renewable electrical energy and 99% recycled water. Additionally, the composition of all Silestone® products are formulated in a way that significantly reduces the crystalline silica content due to the introduction of new premium minerals and a minimum of 20% recycled raw materials. All this, while maintaining the same physical and mechanical performance, and the same high-quality design and color depth.

Last year Cosentino achieved 100% of the total production of Silestone® under Q40, which reflects a maximum of 40% silica in its composition. At the same time, advancements were made with various colors already created under Q10, with less than 10% of crystalline silica in its formulation.

The introduction of Silestone®XM marks a turning point in the manufacturing of mineral surfacing. This year, all of the brand’s new collections that will be launched, as well as the other colors that were already manufactured with less than 10% crystalline silica, will be under the Silestone®XM brand. This achievement is Cosentino’s greatest recent contribution to the evolution of the industry, and continues to ensure that it sets the surface industry on the path towards concrete values of greater sustainability, circular economy and safety within the value chain.

Silestone®XM was previewed for the first time at the 2024 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, one of the most important events in North America for the Kitchen and Bath industry. Two Silestone®XM collections are set to launch later this year including Le Chic Bohème, an extension of the acclaimed Le Chic series of 2023, a collection that recaptured the beauty of classic Silestone® textures and veined patterns, and EARTHIC® by Silestone®XM, a capsule collection designed in collaboration with the FormaFantasma studio, a company internationally recognized for research on design and sustainable production processes.

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About Cosentino Group

Cosentino is a global family-owned company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates, together with its customers and partners, designing solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton® and Sensa by Cosentino®, which allow the creation of unique environments and designs for the home and public spaces.

Cosentino bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality, and health & safety.

Cosentino is currently established in 40 countries and has subsidiaries or its own commercial assets in 31 of them. The group has nine factories (eight in Almería, Spain and one in Brazil), one automated logistic platform in Spain, and 150 commercial and distribution facilities around the world. www.cosentino.com

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