The Granite Sink Colour Technology
Our sinks are crafted by combining natural granite and acrylic resin to form a material that looks similar to natural stone. This high quality material can hold up to high temperatures and withstand against the impacts and shocks of day-to-day use.
The manufacturing process uses a colouring process called ceramisation. The material is put through a firing process at 700°C which allows the colour to penetrate into the core. The result is significantly improved overall resistance to discolouration.
The colour of the granite and variation in shades combine to create the finished colour.
All Granilite material has been enriched with silver ions which repel and prevent the growth of bacteria.
The Moulding System
The Moulding System is a set of machinery which allows for a mould of composite material that is comprised of a mixture of acrylic resin and quartz particles of different dimensions. The core of this unique system is the moulding press that manages a dynamic mould. The dynamic mould is able to create sinks with an even distribution of all components and materials.
Traditional Moulding System
Traditionally a static moulding system is used to create granite sinks. This outdated system does not allow for the even distribution of the material components (acrylic resin and quartz) in the body of the sink. Below is an example of the uneven distribution of components in a product that has been manufactured with a static moulding system:
Our Moulding System
The Moulding System our manufacturer uses is a dynamic mould technology to evenly distribute all the components in the body of the sink. Below is an example of even distribution achieved by utilising the dynamic Moulding System:
Cino’s Moulding System is at the forefront of utilising thermosetting composite materials in the kitchen sinks market.
A chemical and physical test saw that a cycle time reduction during the production process resulted in a weakened product caused by poor chemical connections of its components.
Cino applies a perfect balance between product optimisation and quality in the production process in order to create, beautiful and durable sinks.
A Metalite or Granilite sink manufactured using Cino’s Moulding System results in the even distribution of all the components in the sink body.
Benefits of Cino's Moulding System
- Improved resistance to impacts (+30%)
- Improved resistance to thermal shocks (+100%): over 7000 hot water (90°C and above) and cold water cycles (15°C)
- 20 year product lifespan
- Improved resistance to high temperatures (+30%)
- Beautiful and high quality finish and aesthetic