The european commission officially recognises the existence of a new material.
It’s called sintered stone and is used in architecture, construction and product design.
Lapitec draws inspiration from nature, but through a patented production process, it reinterprets its codes, creating something new and distinct from any other surface existing in the environment and on the market. Non-porous on the surface, ‘full-body’, therefore identical throughout its entire volume, silica-free, and highly resistant, Lapitec differs from natural stone, semi-precious stones, quartz, granite, ceramics, solid surfaces, and other materials available on the market.
In May 2023, the EC (European Commission) and EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Assessment) officially adopted a new EAD (European Assessment Document) that defines a new product category known as Sintered Stone. Following specific tests*** and the completion of an appropriate DoP (Declaration of Performance), Lapitec is the only material that currently meets all the requirements of the document. As a result, it has been granted the CE mark for the building category, reaffirming itself at the only sintered stone in the world.
‘An industrial product consisting of a wet mix of minerals, without the use of resin or cement. The material is cold-formed by vacuum vibro-compression and then consolidated, after drying, by sintering at temperatures between 1,100 and 1,200°C. The production process is reversible. The material can be used in architecture and design for various interior and/or exterior applications and can be installed by means of adhesives, structural bonding or mechanical fixings’.
*** The material was tested at a TAB_Technical Assessment Body_ in accordance with EAD 090142-00-0404, resulting in the acquisition of ETA_European Technical Assessment 23/0194.ato testato presso un TAB_Technical Assessment Body_ (Organismo di valutazione tecnica) secondo l’EAD 090142-00-0404, ottenendo così l’ETA_European Technical Assessment (Valutazione Tecnica Europea) 23/0194.