NEW RESIN TECHNOLOGY FOR LIGHT-COLORED MARBLE
CAVAION VERONESE, ITALY - Part of the Alberti Group of stone companies in Northern Italy, the Alberti & Alberti marble plant has brought in state-of-the-art technology for its processing - including a new resin treatment for marble slabs.
The facility operates a full-scale resin-application plant from Breton S.p.A. of Italy, including an automated resin-application line with two large-scale driers as well as Levibreton polishing lines for honing as well as final polishing.
The Glaxs resin is applied in the same manner as a traditional resin - after the honing application is completed - and Alberti & Alberti uses it to reinforce white materials such as Rhino White from Africa.
The resin line can produce 10,750 square meters of material during an eight-hour shift, while the polishing line can process 13,000 to 14,000 square meters of material per shift. Among the factory’s export targets, the U.S. imports a percentage of Alberti & Alberti’s marble production.
Editor’s note: A full-length feature on the Alberti Group, including coverage of its marble and granite factories, will be published in the September 2010 issue of Stone World.