Arpa Industriale SpA

Contact: Mr. Sandro Marini
Via G. Piumati 91
Italy - 12042 Bra (CN)
Tel +39 0172 436111
www.arpaindustriale.com
Hall 9 - Stand A20/B17

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820Laminates
620Panels
132Sinks
990Surface materials for interiors
732Tabletops
728Worktops
News
03/06/2021
Bloom technology for FENIX NTM and Arpa HPL has been included in the ADI Design Index 2020, a volume that includes the best Italian designs created and produced in 2019. By being selected, this innovation is a precandidate for the Compasso d'Oro Award 2022.
Bloom is the lignin-based technology created by the company's R&D department to increase the use of natural raw materials in the core of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM. Arpa's products are made up of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology is introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%.

Lignin, the second-most abundant natural polymer in the world after cellulose, is defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together. Normally used by the pulp industry to produce energy, its use in the formulation of thermosetting resins is a significant innovation.

The Bloom technology allows to maintain the quality and well-known features of FENIX NTM® and Arpa High Pressure Laminates (HPL), while supporting our clients in realising their sustainability challenges. It means that Bloom provides a higher value to our clients' projects and products with no implications in terms of quality and performance.

The ADI Design Index is the third recognition the Bloom technology has received after winning the Materialpreis 2020 and the Interzum Award 2021 "Best of the Best."

The ADI Design Index selection is done yearly by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, which is made of over one hundred experts from all around Italy. It is a point of reference for design quality from furniture to vehicles, from machine tools to communication and without forgetting social design.
The products included in the ADI Design Index are showcased at an exhibition open to the public at ADI Design Museum in Milan from June 3rd until 20th. The exhibition will later be moved to Rome, where it will be hosted at the Acquario Romano from June 29th until July 2nd.
11/05/2021
Bloom technology for Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM won as "Best of the Best" at the Interzum Award: Intelligent Material and Design 2021 in the materials and surfaces category. Also, the new VIS technology was recognized the "High Product Quality" achievement.

Bloom is the lignin-based technology created by the company's R&D department to increase the use of natural raw materials in the core of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM. Arpa's products are made up of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology is introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%.

Lignin, the second-most abundant natural polymer in the world after cellulose, is defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together. Normally used by the pulp industry to produce energy, its use in the formulation of thermosetting resins is a significant innovation.

The Interzum Award is the second recognition the Bloom technology has received after winning the Materialpreis 2020.

Also recognized with "High Product Quality" Interzum Award is the VIS technology for Arpa high-quality surfaces. This engineered surfaced has an increased wear resistance thanks to the use of mineral components. Because it also includes organic components, the tactile experience of the textures is also enhanced. VIS is offered with 20 exclusive decors and distinctive finishes.

This is Arpa Industriale's six and seventh Interzum Award. In 2011, the Naturalia collection won the "Best of the Best" award while FENIX NTM® received the "Best of the Best" honour in 2015. In 2017, HPL Losa finish was awarded the "High Product Quality," while in 2019 the "High Product Quality" was given to FENIX NTA and "Kér" finish for Arpa high-quality surfaces.

"Best of the Best" award is given every two years to "outstanding design achievements" that set new standards for form and function in their industry. "Only innovations that feature ground-breaking design receive this top prize in the Interzum Award," said the organizers.

The winning products will be presented digitally on the show floor of Interzum @home 2021, in which Arpa Industriale is showcasing its newest innovations. The award ceremony will take place online on May 4.
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