- Technological materials for furniture
Lapitec, the Veneto-based manufacturer of the surface of the same name, is attending Sicam 2023 where it is presenting, in an exhibition designed for the occasion, its new range of veined colours in different sintered stone finishes.
The material, manufactured through a sintering process from a powder mixture of 100% natural minerals without the addition of pigments or inks, has recently been recognised by the European Commission through the award of a CE mark.
Lapitec sintered stone is offered in large size slabs, up to 1540 mm x 3440 mm, with three possible thicknesses (12, 20 and 30 mm), slabs that can be used for kitchen tops, vertical surfaces and other indoor and outdoor accessories.
Lapitec: a material with a customisable finish
Available in a range of colours inspired by nature, from white to black, passing through a variation of greys and browns, Lapitec is a sintered stone "in full mass": the colour of the slabs, the result of the mineral mixture and not of prints, is in fact identical in every point of the slab's thickness, a characteristic that allows it to be processed throughout its entire thickness, with constancy of appearance and performance.
Smooth, opaque, glossy or with varying degrees of roughness, the material can be customised in its finish and in all cases remains pore-free on the surface, guaranteeing hygiene and ease of cleaning, important elements especially in the kitchen environment. Resistant to stains, heat and temperature fluctuations, Lapitec sintered stone can be processed to integrate under-top technologies such as touch controls or heated and cooled countertops.
Sink and hob collection
Another novelty from the company is the inclusion in the catalogue of Orion, a collection of sinks that can be integrated with the top with continuity of colour, and Lapitec Chef, a hob patented by the company, totally invisible and operated by special food-grade silicone mats, which once removed leave the surface free to accommodate any other activity.