Lapitec announced earlier this month that the European Commission and European Organisation for Technical Assessment adopted a new document that details a new product category for sintered stone.European Assessment Document (EAD) 090142-00-0404 will soon be included in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), offering the following definition for sintered stone: An industrial product consisting of a wet mix of minerals, without the use of resin or cement. The material is cold-formed by vacuum vibro-compression and then consolidated, after drying, by sintering at temperatures between 1,100 and 1,200°C. The production process is reversible. The material can be used in architecture and design for various interior and/or exterior applications and can be installed by means of adhesives, structural bonding or mechanical fixings. The OJEU listing will also contain the details on essential characteristics of the surface, and specifies the test methods necessary to verify performance. Surfaces that meet the requirements of the new EAD can be CE marked and circulated more-easily within the European Community’s borders. The definition closely aligns with Lapitec’s production process, including the use of vacuum vibro-compression that is also key in engineered-stone manufacturing lines from parent company Breton S.p.A. The document also notes the environmental sustainability of sintered stone by not using petroleum derivatives in production, and that it can be recycled (the “reversable” manufacturing process).

Lapitec 本月早些时候宣布,欧盟委员会和欧洲技术评估组织通过了一份新文件,详细介绍 了烧结石的新产品类别。 欧洲评估文件(EAD) # 090142-00-0404 将很快被列入欧盟官方公报(OJEU),为烧结石提供以 下定义: 由矿物湿混合而成的工业产品,不使用树脂或水泥。材料通过真空振冲压缩冷成型,然后在 干燥后在 1100 1200°C 的温度下烧结固化。生产过程是可逆的。该材料可用于各种内部和/或 外部应用的建筑和设计,并可通过粘合剂,结构粘合或机械固定的方式安装。 OJEU 清单还将包含有关表面基本特性的详细信息,并指定验证性能所需的测试方法。符合 新 EAD 要求的表面可以贴上 CE 标志,并更容易在欧共体境内流通。 该定义与 Lapitec 的生产工艺密切相关,包括使用真空振冲压缩,这也是母公司 Breton S.p.A 的工程石材生产线的关键。 该文件还指出,通过在生产中不使用石油衍生物,烧结石的环境可持续性,并且它可以回收 (“可逆制造过程)