5 Dec 2018

Neolith GREEN Certifications and Properties

300x198 one hundred percent natural100% Natural: Made with natural clay, feldspar, silica and mineral oxides, Neolith® does not emit toxic gases into the atmosphere when exposed to fire or extremely high temperatures.

300x162 one hundred percent recyclable

Recyclable: Due to its natural composition, Neolith® can be recycled. Up to 52% of any Neolith slab is comprised of recycled raw materials.

300x180 waterproofNear-0 porosity: With a porosity of less than 0.08%, Neolith® is absorption-proof meaning it is a hygienic product that is resistant to bacteria that accumulate in the environment and can cause disease and allergies.

Less raw materials = less erosion: Neolith® slabs are made of less raw materials than other product categories because of the thinness which reduces the erosion of the soil where they are found.

Lower CO2 emissions: The thin slabs make for lighter tiles. With Neolith®, it’s possible to transport more than double the surface quantity than it is for thicker products like marble, granite and quartz. The lower weight and thinness of the load means more efficient transport, thereby considerably reducing our CO2 emissions.

Optimized energy consumption: The high resistance of Neolith® to extremely high and low temperatures means it is ideal for ventilated facades. The thermal insulation and ventilation between a Neolith® facade and the very building considerably optimizes the building’s energy consumption (up to 40%).

The Environment: Certificates

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Greenguard Certification (previously known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification): It certifies that Neolith® meets the established chemical emissions limits which contributes to a healthier environment.

Greenguard Gold Certification (previously known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification): It certifies that Neolith® is suitable for use in places like schools and medical centers.

Image result for ce european standardsEC (European Commission) Certification: It ensures Neolith® meets the European health and safety environmental protection requirements.

LEED Points Earner: LEED, Leader in Energy and Environmental Design, is a program that provides third-party verification of sustainable buildings. Neolith® meets the preliminary safety requirements and earns points to help consumers reach the desired level of certification for their homes or business projects.

A member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): The USGBC, a council which is supervised by LEED, gathers defenders of sustainable policies and practices.

NSF International Certifies that Neolith Sintered Stone is suitable for contact with food in accordance to the requirements NSF/ANSI Standard 51 – Food Equipment Materials.

10-year Warranty: Neolith® is a high quality product manufactured under environmentally-friendly conditions and with manufacturing techniques that foster the reliability and prestige of the countertops produced with Neolith® which offers a 10-year warranty on its countertops.

Neolith Certificates

↓ Neolith GREEN Facts Sheet

↓ Neolith KOSHER Certification

↓ Neolith GREENGUARD Certification

Neolith® + Pureti = Self-Cleaning and Sustainable Facades

Neolith® has joined the environmental conservation efforts with the market launch of a revolutionary treatment for its SKYLINE facade line: PURETI, an aqueous and titanium dioxide nanoparticle-based treatment that is sprayed on Neolith® to create a photocatalytic, self-cleaning and decontaminating effect.

Neolith digital printing with HYDRO-NDD 2.0

Over the last couple of years, Neolith has observed a growing environmental awareness amongst designers regarding the materials specified for both residential and commercial spaces. This lead to the development of HYDRO-NDD 2.0.

HYDRO-NDD 2.0 is a water based decoration technique which greatly reduces the contaminating emissions sent into the environment from traditional printing methods. The new technology will deliver the same high quality colour and textural definition expected from Neolith’s surfaces with reduced pollutant output.

The revolutionary new process achieves exactly the same, high-quality patterns but with a far lower carbon footprint. This offers designers more possibilities than ever before to realise their dream spaces whilst also emphasising Neolith’s commitment to being the most sustainable Sintered Stone brand on the market.

Neolith®, chosen as a Sustainable Product

Greenguard Certification (previously known as GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification): It certifies that Neolith® meets the established chemical emissions limits which contributes to a healthier environment.