A world leader in the production of large size, minimum thickness ceramic slabs, Laminam has always been driven by the concept of Sustainable Evolution. A committed choice in response to the call of global opinion which demands major steps towards reducing industrial impact on the environment.
As a result, Laminam ceramic slabs contain between 20% and 40% of recycled material, deriving from pre-fired waste from the company’s industrial cycle. This percentage can be as high as 60% in certain products, mainly those in darker colors. This is confirmed by LEED and BREEAM certifications, obtained through international certification bodies, which assess the sustainability of the buildings in terms of the environmental compatibility of the materials used.
At the end of their life cycle, Laminam surfaces can be easily ground up and recycled in their turn in internal or external production processes. Analysis of their composition leaves no room for doubt, consisting of 94% materials of natural origin (clay, feldspars, silicas), 4% glass, enamel and pigments, and only 2% glues and fibers – one of the lowest percentages in the sector.
95% of waste material deriving from the processing of the ceramic slabs before they are fired is reused to produce new ones; 100% of the water used is reintroduced into the industrial cycle through wastewater treatment systems; almost all waste, 99% of non-harmful substances is recycled, and anything which cannot be reused is handed over to companies certified for its disposal.
Getting to the perfect balance point between industrial production and respect for the environment is what drives the “circular economy” model adopted by Laminam for several years.