Stone+tec 2009, the biennial trade fair taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, opened its doors today, and it will take place throughout the week. Although holding a trade fair (or exhibiting at one) during an international economic crisis can be difficult, the companies at Stone+tec came prepared to do business.
In the materials sector, stone producers from Germany and around the world are on hand, and they are showing a range of new products. Included are a range of backlit stone products, such as onyx varieties in a range of tones, as well as other exotics from around the world, which were being offered by several of the Italian suppliers. Companies from Italy are also showcasing a broad collection of stone finishes, such as brushed, honed, leather and others. These could be found at Antolini Luigi and Campolonghi, among others.
Major Spanish stone producer, Cosentino, also has a broad display of products from Spain and around the world.
Look for continued reporting on Stone+tec at www.stoneworld.com as well as the September 2009 print edition.