Quartz Surfacing Plant Rises in India
Capitalizing on the growing popularity of quartz surfacing, Pokarna Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary, Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited (PESL), has launched a new quartz product line - Quantra - and it is being processed at a new factory in Vishakapatnam, India, using the Bretonstone System from Breton S.p.A. of Italy, which is considered to be among the finest of its kind in the world.
The production processOverall, Pokarna’s facility for manufacturing Quantra sits on 40 acres of property, and the production line was built over an area of 8 acres, explained Siddharth Jain, Executive Director of Pokarna.
The next step is grinding, using a Levibreton KCP unit with 18 working heads. A polished surface is then furnished by passing the slabs through a second Levibreton KCP unit, also with 18 working heads. A shot-blasting unit also allows Pokarna to offer the Quantra product with sand-blasted finish. They also offer slabs in “honed,” “leather,” “egg,” “velvet” and other textured finishes. Additionally, a UV treatment can automatically be applied so the Quantra products can be used for exterior applications.