What material is innovation made of?


Even though the Corona Virus is taking away the audience, sustainability has been and still will be for sure the main topic of this 2020.
In a world of companies insisting on greenwashing, the materials industry sets the example proceeding to the future at great speed and promoting innovations that are more and more in line with the times of our planet.
Indeed while in Canada biotechnology has led to the synthesis of spider silk from goats’ milk, in Italy after years of research a group of companies has introduced sustainable surfaces designed for architecture and interior.

Mosaicomicro, mentioned at the XXV Compasso d’Oro, transforms cathode ray tube glass monitors into surfaces with a very appreciative look. With its production site in Sicily and offices between Modena and Milan, Mosaicomicro is 100% recycled and boasts collaborations with Piero Lissoni and Rodolfo Dordoni.

Lapitec comes from a mixture of 100% natural minerals and was born after more than twenty years of research. It has 25 patents, and it’s available in over 70 countries. Its production process, definitely unique, makes the material ultra-resistant without the use of resins, inks or other toxic additives. Lapitec is now used in product design as in architecture, for floors, swimming pools, ventilated facades, and much more.

Made in Monza Brianza using recycled paper mixed with other sustainable materials (among all, the oil extracted from the cashew shells) PaperStone® is resistant and 100% ecological, particularly suitable for product design purposes.

By Ivan Granolla

Above: Mosaicomicro. Below: many applications of Lapitec.

On the right: PaperStone in different finishings.

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