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24th March 2017
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PWS Worksurfaces achieves Lapitec accreditation
PWS Worksurfaces has added another accreditation to its line-up of credentials, with the recent award of 'Lapitec approved fabricator' status.
A team of four, from the PWS's production, technical and sales departments, was invited to Lapitec HQ in Italy for in-depth training on the material, including its technical properties, CNC machining recommendations and range content. Extensive testing subsequently took place at PWS's factory, with specialist features created, prior to the Lapitec approved status being awarded.
"We are honoured to be endorsed as a Lapitec approved fabricator and are very excited about the opportunities this status will offer the business," comments Michael Catmull, PWS Worksurfaces' process improvement manager. "The stringent process ensured that our manufacturing capabilities perfectly match Lapitec's high standards and they have total confidence in us.
"With the recent £250k investment in our water-jet machine we are now extremely well placed to move our expertise in ultra-compact materials forward."
Lapitec is the original ultra-compact material and, unlike some other brands, it is homogenous. Offering the resilience of porcelain and a guaranteed colour match, Lapitec's composition is 100% mineral with no resin or hydrocarbon-based binder components. This delivers high resistance to UV light, acids, abrasion and everyday wear and tear, as well as being inert and tolerant to very high temperatures and frost. Its high durability, coupled with its extremely low porosity, makes Lapitec the perfect material for both commercial and domestic applications.
The 15-strong Lapitec palette is predominantly neutral in colour and is available in seven finishes, from polished through to more textured options, so is well suited to both classic and contemporary interiors.
Image (from left): Joe Petroczy (PWS), Chris Kelsey (The Marble & Granite Centre - UK agent for Lapitec), Michael Catmull (PWS), Dan Holden (PWS)
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