19 Jan 2024

What is MDi?

MDi – Minerals Design Innovation

MDi SURFACES, THE PERFECT SYNERGY BETWEEN INNOVATION, DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY

MDi are high-value-added surfaces that have been created and designed using the purest natural minerals in an innovative, exclusive, and sustainable production process.

The responsible use of natural resources and its high recyclable percentage make MDi a highly sustainable surface.
Our know-how, together with creativity and our Tailor Made service, offers unique and distinguished surfaces for the architecture, fashion, furniture, and interior design sectors.
MDi surfaces are exceptional with a total 360º aesthetic continuity by carefully combining and selecting each of the minerals that are part of our surfaces and textures in an innovative and unique production process.

MDi is inspired by nature, but at Inalco, we always go one step beyond and create the perfect design without the need to overexploit our environment

Aesthetic

Natural appearance and touch. Infinite surface reliefs thanks to digital texture. A material that combines sight and touch.

  • Customized texture for each collection
  • High-definition designs
  • 360 degree design
  • Wide variety of designs

Technical

We accelerate the natural lithological cycle to create a sustainable surface. Thanks to our innovative production process, we have exceptional technical characteristics.

  • Sustainable product
  • High technical resistance
  • Antibacterial – hygienic

ECOINALCO

Our effort to minimize the impact of our activity on the environment and society. It encompasses all the human and technological resources directed at preventing the possible negative impacts of the company’s activities, ongoing controls of manufacturing processes, and the necessary investment to ensure sustainable development.

OUR COMMITMENT

Thanks to H20 Full Digital (which uses water-based inks) products with a superb definition are obtained without any pollutant emissions, and it also reduces water consumption during production process.

ENERGY SAVINGS

By investing in new technologies, a higher output is possible, reducing the consumption of both energy and natural resources used in the product manufacturing process.

REDUCTIONS IN EMISSIONS

We carry out regular actions and strict checks aimed at reducing emissions and keeping them to minimum levels, with resulting figures far lower than the legally established limits

RECYCLING AND OPTIMIZATION

95% of the waste from the production process is recycled in the manufacture of other products and raw materials. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

MDi RANGE

100% recyclable

WATER-BASED INKS AND GLAZES

More sustainable and eco-friendlier, thanks to H20 Full Digital technology

RE-USE OF DISCARDED MATERIAL

Between 95% and 100%

WASTEWATER FROM THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

100% recycling

POLLUTANT EMISSIONS

85% reduction

EMISSIONS OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

90% reduction

WATER CONSUMPTION IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS

70% reduction

CARDBOARD, PLASTICS, AND METALS

100% recycling

TRANSPORT OPTIMIZATION

Savings between 70% and 50%

100% = RECYCLABLE RANGE

+90% = MATERIAL REUSE

100% = RECYCLING OF WASTEWATER

-90% = EMISSIONS OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

LEED POINTS

Thanks to our manufacturing system–characterized by the onsite reduction, re-use and recycling of waste–, LEED points can be obtained in the LEED v4 Low Emissions Credit category for any of our surfaces.

ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD)

We have a general EPD for all MDi surfaces, which provides complete environmental information about the product’s life cycle and its environmental impacts in a transparent manner.