The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development is celebrated worldwide on 4th March. It is a day to advocate for engineers and engineering achievements and their contribution to a better world and a sustainable development. Symphony by Aurea Stone is part of this movement.
World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development was proclaimed by UNESCO at its 40th General Conference in 2019 and has been celebrated annually from 2020 onwards. The day is an opportunity to develop strategic frameworks and best practices for the implementation of engineering solutions for sustainable development. This year the theme is “Engineering innovation for a more resilient world”.
Symphony by Aurea Stone is proud to share this same path towards sustainability. Our R&D department works day by day to provide more respectful and sustainable solutions. The main goal is to create surfaces with the lowest environmental impact, without compromising on quality and design. As we have always stated, perfection is an attitude.
With this vision in mind, Symphony EcoPress was born. A product that combines an environmentally friendly formulation in the composition with patented printing technology. The result is a durable and resilient printed surface that perfectly imitates natural stone. Symphony comes to revolutionize the stone market and lead a whole new stone generation.
We can define EcoPress as a unique surface with a unique formula. It cuts, smells and tastes like traditional quartz, but up to 70% of its content consists of recycled materials, such as glass. Technically, it is not a quartz surface.
Its innovative formula has been developed with our revolutionary 4R Technology named aﬅer its four major pillars: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Respect. Applied in the production of Symphony EcoPress, it results in less waste ending up in landfills. In addition, it delivers a lower carbon footprint in the production of the finished product.
By incorporating recycled materials, Symphony EcoPress simplifies the manufacturing process – as the use of raw materials is reduced. And it also achieves a signiﬁcant improvement in the use of post-consumer content.
Moreover, the use of recycled materials combined with a meaningful reduction in crystalline silica, means Symphony EcoPress has the lowest environmental impact among the other engineered stones in the market. The generated breathable crystalline silica is less than 20%. That contributes to a healthier work environment and makes it a safer product to work with than traditional quartz.
Furthermore, in our commitment to a more sustainable formula, we have also reduced nearly 100% of the water required in the manufacturing process.
In Symphony by Aurea Stone, technology and engineering knowledge go hand in hand with environmental care. There is still much to be done, but we are convinced that we are on the right track.