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Continuous technological innovation

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Continuous technological innovation

For several years ABK GROUP has invested in the sector of large porcelain stoneware ceramic slabs and the result of this research has led the company to develop, for the brand MATERIA, a high performance material, which is easily worked in different contexts. The technology developed in ABK GROUP makes it possible to produce large slabs today, even thick, without internal tensions, characterized by an unparalleled ease of processing.

A NEW TECHNOLOGY

Better aesthetics

The production plant based in Solignano Nuovo, in the heart of the Modena ceramic district, utilizes more than 100 silos for mixing wet and dry materials, for this reason it is able to manage an infinite series of colored mixtures. The aesthetics of the slabs is also improved thanks to the perfect correspondence between the body and the surface. Regarding the textures, the plant utilizes the latest generation 8-head digital machine, which is able to bring the graphic resolution of the product to the highest levels.

And more

Thanks to cutting-edge ceramic body mixing and pressing systems, MATERIA offers a perfectly realistic reproduction of this material, not only on the surface, but also in thickness, thanks to the exclusive FULLBODY3D technology, which graphically recreates the complex structure of the stone material. This technology, the result of continuous investment in research and development, is based on the mixing of raw materials with variable particle size. This replicates the visual effect of what nature has created over the millennia, mimicking the aesthetics of the stone both on the surface and the body of the large tile.

Unlike natural materials, large size porcelain stoneware tiles are non-absorbent as well as wear and frost resistant, making them suitable for use in many contexts, from creating furnishings and worktops for bathrooms and kitchens, up to the tiling wet or outdoor areas. The continuity between the body, surface and sharp edge of the FULLBODY3D large tiles also complies with furniture requirements, as the visual effect remains unaltered even after the cutting, drilling and finishing operations needed to obtain the finished product.

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FULLBODY3D
FULLVEIN3D

MATERIA can offer an even more realistic ceramic rendering of white statuary marble, thanks to the exclusive FULLVEIN3D technology, which graphically recreates, in perfect continuity, the veins of the stone surface, even within the entire thickness, just as in natural marble. This technology, the result of continuous investment in research and development, is based on the controlled spreading of the raw materials. This replicates the visual effect of what nature has created over the millennia, mimicking the aesthetics of the marble both on the surface and the body of the large tile.

If the technical characteristics of non-absorbency, resistance and frost resistance allow porcelain stoneware a wider context of use than natural materials, the technical and aesthetic evolution of large tiles with through-body veining enable the creation of furnishings or worktops for bathrooms and kitchens with a more natural feel, as the visual effect of the marble remains unaltered even after the cutting, drilling and finishing operations needed to obtain the finished product.

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