Compac Terrazzo High Performance Stone
February 9, 2022
Compac, the Spanish manufacturer and distributor of terrazzo, quartz and obsidiana surfaces, introduces its revolutionary material Terrazzo High Performance Stone (HPS) Compac at KBIS 2022. The new material aims at increasing the performance of traditional terrazzo thanks to its composition, which improves its resistance. Compac’s R+D+i team has developed a new formula that makes it an all-terrain material, a smart material, possible to use Terrazzo HPS for all types of surfaces, especially those located indoor and outdoor that require greater firmness against external aggression.
Terrazzo HPS is a material that allows all kind of applications such as outdoor floor, outdoor countertop, indoor floor, indoor walls, kitchens, bath, furniture and even heavy-traffic commercial areas and facades. Compac offers it in four collections, Micro, Classic, Paladiana and Petra. The portfolio has different finishes adapted to each application.
For KBIS, the company has teamed up with the Italian architect and designer Elisa Ossino to create a piece that shows the versatility terrazzo. Ossino has designed an outdoor countertop, which she called RHEA, whose shapes evoke the volumes of classicism. The piece, sculpted from a single 992-pound block creating a sculptural effect, represents the central piece of the composition that the Italian designer has created for the occasion. Exedra is an abstract installation inspired by the meeting rooms in ancient Greece in which the main element is a curved wall in front of which thinkers of the time met.
The innovative spirit of the company not only is reflected in the creation of new materials, but also in the development of new technologies that improve processes, obtaining a more responsible production. Currently, all the materials and designs in the Compac portfolio are produced in a sustainable way, with 100% renewable electric energy, reusing more than 98% of the water in the production process. The philosophy of respect for the environment, on which the company has been working for years, reaches its peak with the launch in 2020 of its 100% recycled and recyclable material.