There is no doubt that our industry is going through monumental changes. During our last Rockhead Group meeting last April, our members had an opportunity to listen to industry leaders about key indicators that are shaping the future of our business.
Robotic technology is one of the newest options out there for fabricators to cut stone and since its introduction the saw has continued to gain in popularity. Known for their smaller footprint, efficiency and less maintenance needed, as the worker shortage continues for fabricators, turning to this technology has been a great alternative to increase performance in the production process.
Stone World was started by Mike and Stephanie Lench in November 1984. At that time, GranQuartz was busily introducing machinery and equipment for the stone industry to include large diameter (11-6 foot) block saws, automatic abrasive line polishers, edge polishers, etc.
With the demand for white marble still at a high, Brazilian stone producer DaPaz is confident its new marble San Pellegrino will soon gain recognition in the U.S. market. Located in in the State of Ceará, the northeastern part of Brazil, the material consists of white and gray tones with a smooth movement.
Stone World had the opportunity to view a plentiful supply of beautiful displays of Brazilian stone at several large stone exhibitions this year. The following pages showcase only a sampling of the numerous new stone products that are available from Latin America.
The 2019 edition of the Vitoria Stone Fair/Marmomac Latin America brought together more than 15,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors from around the world to promote the overall industry and the products that it offers.
Since its inception in 2001, the Xiamen International Stone Fair has exploded. Geared for stone industry professionals worldwide, the scope of the international exhibition has drastically changed from its beginning days.
Is natural stone making a comeback? Did it ever go away? One of our main stories this issue is stone and tile design trends. We spoke with architects and designers from around the country about what they see are the tile and stone trends in the market right now, and moving forward.
SECUNDERABAD, INDIA – Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited (PESL), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pokarna Limited, has announced that it has promoted Paras Kumar Jain as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019.
With exotic stones such as quartzite continuing to grow in popularity among the
design community and homeowners alike, stone producers in countries such as Brazil and Peru exhaust efforts to find new varieties of material to satisfy customer demands. The following are some of the many new stones from these regions that are now available.
CASTELLÒN, SPAIN --TheSize, manufacturer of sintered stone brand Neolith, expands its range of premium surfaces with four new color introductions for its 2018 catalogue: Retrostone, Mirage, Krater and Calatorao.
Following rigorous market research and a customer survey of prototypes, the new décors are a direct response to today’s trends for high-end commercial and residential architectural surfacing design. Inspired by past and present, these four color additions are complemented by an expanded range of Neolith products, including two new colors in the NanoTech polished finish – pale-gray Luna and light-brown Bombón and 13 new 20mm thick slabs, bringing the full range to 18.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the latest product innovations in the stone industry, hear about this year's Coverings event, read a stone fabrication case study, hear about the latest news regarding stone fabrication, and much more!
In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine, we take a close look at some new stone and tile designs, view some interesting interior design projects, Review some products featured at the 2019 Cevisama, and much more!