Cristalplant® is known for its beauty similar to natural stone with a soft touch effect. It is a material consisting mostly of mineral fillers of high purity aluminium trihydrates, bound by Biobased® resins of vegetable origin (corn). Resistant and printable even with important variations in thickness and undercuts, it can be easily processed on site using standard tools.
Cristalplant® was created in our laboratories and, thanks to the new 2020 formulation available on request, it has acquired virucidal, antifungal and self-cleaning properties. For over twenty years it has been used in the production of shower trays, tubs and washbasins by the most important international designers for high-end bathroom furnishings.
The qualities of Cristalplant®
for the environment
Cristalplant® is eco-sustainable thanks to unique qualities
Cristalplant® is the only Biobased solid surface in the world: the origin of the resin is obtained from corn. Furthermore, the weight reduction of the Biobased bathtubs – 30% less than the competitors – also allows less CO2 generated by transport.
These values have enabled Cristalplant® to obtain the Green Guard Green Certificate by LEED® (The US system for classifying energy efficiency and the ecological footprint): we are the only ones in our sector.
100% recyclable material
At the end of its life cycle, Cristalplant® is reused as a construction basis, but in the future, as soon as European legislation and logistics allow it, it will be recycled 100% and reborn in new products in compliance with the C2C logic (Cradle to Cradle).
The ratio between produced waste and raw materials introduced in our production departments is 12% and today already 30% of this waste is recycled. The goal is to recycle 60% by 2022.
Virucidal and anti COVID-19 (tested with SARS-CoV-2)
From September 2020 we can make Cristalplant bactericidal and virucidal: the virus elimination mechanism of our materials is given by their catalytic action: irrefutable laboratory tests highlight the breaks in the membrane and cell walls of bacteria and viruses, Coronavirus included, when they come into contact with the surface.
On August 28, 2020, the test report released by UOCMV confirms that “from the culture examination, the surfaces of Nicos International materials demonstrated virucidal activity against SARS-CoV-2 after a contact time of 30 min and 60 min”.
The positioning of Cristalplant® in the market
Handbook for designers
Producer of Cristalplant®, Nicos International is a company that operates in the B2B sector and is recognized in the furnishings world for its excellent quality and the management of all development stages, supporting its partners in all stages of product development.
Strengthened by decades of know-how in the sector, founding prerogatives are research, technology and environmental sustainability, which are complemented in everyday life with reliability, compliance with deadlines and logistics and after-sales management.
Our company, Cristalplant® and all our products are constantly subjected to checks by the most important certification bodies, to guarantee you the best quality all over the world.
Discover the method
Cristalplant® is famous all over the world and our research and development department processes it exclusively with a consolidated method.
Look at the products
a selection of over 3000 products distributed by our partners, and designed by us together with the best international designers