A concern for the environment and its conservation has been an ongoing priority for the Porcelanosa Group since its foundation. Sustainable lifestyles that fit in harmoniously with the environment require specific, tangible action. Anticipating the need for these new dynamics, Porcelanosa Grupo has been making ongoing improvements to its production system for over 30 years to minimize its impact on the environment.
What is Ston-ker®?
The STON-KER® porcelain tile series is designed for use on indoor or outdoor walls and floors, given its first-class technical characteristics which allow the tiles to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions, with a high resistance to wear and tear, which not only make them a great option for exterior applications, but also high traffic areas and even facades.
Today, Porcelanosa and Venis (a Porcelanosa group member) are in the position to release a new product with a unique homogeneous structure and an indivisible morphology. Thanks to its technical characteristics, consumers now have a product at their disposal that is able to withstand high traffic while minimizing the effects of abrasion or wear and tear.
This new product represents a significant technological breakthrough that is going to revolutionize the world of tile manufacturing, in which Porcelanosa and Venis are pioneers. Great effort has gone into its new development and the results are clear: this new innovation is called Ston-Ker.
Manufacturing Ston-ker® Tile
This exclusive tile collection is made of first-class raw materials. Our departments select the very best suppliers of materials such as clays, silica and feldspars, which are then subjected to the strictest of quality controls. All this makes STON-KER® the perfect choice for projects with rigorous technical specifications.
The manufacturing system used to make STON-KER® guarantees the uniform size, flatness and squareness of the tiles so that they can be easily laid to achieve a perfect finish, providing that the tile-laying recommendations.
Our non-stop search for new applications for STON-KER® porcelain tiles has led to the development of new larger formats for use as cladding on facades.
Porcelanosa and Venis integrate the strategic objectives in their management and production systems in a transverse manner, so that the implementation of processes that are respectful towards the environment are not limited to specific actions, but instead form a part of its know-how as a whole. Going beyond the specific requirements of current legislation for reducing the impact of industrial activity on the environment is also one of their most firmly rooted attitudes.
Compliance with standards, as well as being a successfully adopted obligation, is the consequence of a constant and intense effort by the organization towards improving efficiency, and also serves as the basis for the subsequent development of voluntary
corrective measures, leading to the ceramic tile manufacturing plants of Porcelanosa and Venis being awarded Integral Environmental Authorization in 2006. In turn, the processes involved in the design, manufacture, distribution and commercialization
of ceramic wall and floor tiles have had ISO 14001 environmental certification since 2004.
Another of the elements used in the control and constant, progressive reduction of the impact of industrial activity on the social and natural environment consists of designing specific five-year plans for minimizing waste materials, which are closely monitored. Similarly, Porcelanosa and Venis promote the application of concepts of re-use, recycling and reappraisal in all of its waste treatment systems, as compared to disposal.
As a result, all of the residues from the manufacturing of ceramic tiles as well as elements rejected by quality control are reincorporated into the manufacturing process.