Engineered stone is a composite material made of cristobalite bound together by an adhesive. Engineered stone is non-porous, more flexible, harder and without the less desirable characteristics of natural stone. It has a uniform internal structure, does not have hidden cracks or flaws that may exist in natural stone and also has a color/pattern consistency.
The manufacturing process begins with the selection of cristobalite
Blending in the ratio of cristobalite to polyester resin and other additives.
The mixture is compacted into slabs by a vacuum and vibration process of approximately 100 seconds at a pressure of about 100 tons to minimize porosity and reduce water absorption. The slabs are then cured in a kiln at a temperature of 85 degrees for a period of 30 minutes to attain the essential properties of resistance to stain and impact. Using ovens or steam to cure. When curing is completed, the slabs are gauged, calibrated, polished and prepared for packing.
This product is used primarily for kitchen