A new bio-based resin system from DSM Composite Resins AG (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) is in use by Compac, The Surfaces Company (Anaheim, Calif.) in its new aritifical stone product line. Compac combines the resin with natural quartz minerals to make durable surface materials for kitchen, bath and office countertops in homes, shopping centers, offices, and public buildings.
Reportedly a leader in the marketing of high-quality decorative surfaces around the world, Compac employs DSM's new and trademarked Synolite 7524-N-1 FC, which has a high content (40 percent) of bio-based raw materials and is produced, DSM says, in line with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Compac used it to realize a new range of stone products in a full range of special colors, suitable for food contact applications. The result, the trademarked Compac Bio Technological Quartz Collection, is touted as "setting the standard for the industry."
“We are finding architects and private home owners becoming more conscious about the environment," says Bernardo Ros, marketing director at Compac. “This translates in a desire for natural colors and surface effects, but also in a choice for materials originating from nature. The combination of the thorough understanding of consumer drivers by Compac, and the material expertise of DSM, has been instrumental for generating a unique touch and feel.”
“DSM continues to build a portfolio of resins based on renewable raw materials,” adds Robert Puyenbroek, CTO at DSM Composite Resins. “We would like to offer the composites Industry a secure source of supply, providing a sustainable operation now and in the future. The fact these resins are made in line with GMP will provide end-users with peace-of-mind, so they can enjoy the place they live and work.”
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