Neolith Launches New Anti-Slip Finish
Each year, an average of 37.3 million people are severely injured in both public and domestic areas due to trips, slips and falls, according to the World Health Organization. To improve slip resistance, surface company Neolith has announced the launch of their new anti-slip finish: Neolith Slip-No-More.
Founded in 2009, Neolith’s brand of Sintered Stone is produced using the very latest sintering technology.
Neolith Slip-No-More is applied to the material’s surface during production, before the Sintered Stone has been fired.
The surface company states that this allows the slab’s anti-slip qualities to remain effective during its lifetime with no need for maintenance.
“Our research and development team is constantly exploring ways in which we can improve the composition of our surfaces and respond to the evolving requirements of our audience,” said Mar Esteve Cortes, director at Neolith.
In the first phase of the slab’s process, the raw materials are subjected to high pressure while going through a pressing machine of 400 bars. The slab then goes through a kiln where temperatures reach more than 1200° C.
According to Neolith, the company has been at the forefront of sustainable approaches within their manufacturing processes.
Neolith aims to incorporate an organic practice into the way their slabs are printed by establishing their Neolith Digital Design (NDD).
From a skyscraper façade to a kitchen worktop, Neolith states that its physical and mechanical characteristics deliver long-term value.
“Specifiers are not only looking for longevity and durability in surfacing materials, but also safe, easy to install products which protect the welfare of the public, whether out and about or in the home environment. Neolith Slip-No-More allows us to offer essential assurance that the slabs they are choosing retain their anti-slip performance qualities without the need for regular maintenance,” said Cortes.