The production of S.Anselmo's Bricks is a closed-loop process that recycles totally the raw materials and the water during the cycle of the manufacture.
S.Anselmo's Legacy of Green is vital to our production of porcelain surfacing products that are and always have been sustainable, green, and environmentally-friendly because they are made with 100% all natural minerals, including: quartz, kaolin, clay, feldspar, silica, and natural coloring agents. They are also sustainable because of what isn't there: no sealants, waxes, epoxies, man-made binders, or artificial coloring agents that could add to harmful VOC off-gassing after installation.
A commitment to green necessitates a thorough understanding of a product's future. S.Anselmo products are designed to last a lifetime.
Because of the superior cooking temperature of our industrial kilns and because of the perfect cleaning process of the clay that give us the possibility to control the porosity of our bricks, our materials are more durable than any other hard surfacing product.
hese characteristics result in a reduction of future materials usage, along with a high stain resistance that reduces maintenance requirements.Our Bricks can be re-used also after the demolition of the building and because they are chemically inert,
they can be suitable for construction sites and for use as ground material in road beds, which reduces the need for quarried gravel.
Our worldwide corporate environmental stewardship is hallmarked with significant investments in materials usage efficiency, water resource management, air quality protection, and energy efficiency.
S.Anselmo production is a closed-loop process that recycles 100% of raw material and water wastes back into the production cycle.
GranitiFiandre uses recycled materials whenever possible. To help reduce the amount of raw materials and energy required to produce paper and plastic products, we use recycled:
- Carton boxes for finished products
- Cardboard packaging separators on pallets
- Plastic to pack the pallets
- Paper in all offices
S.Anselmo products do not contain added VOC?s. With proper use and maintenance, these materials help reduce overall off-gassing, which aids in meeting LEED interior air quality standards.
No sealants or waxes are required that could add harmful VOC's to a building. Simple maintenance with pH-neutral cleaning products is all that is needed.
S.Anselmo manufacturing facilities use anti-pollution devices that far exceed the minimum standards required by law including:
- Smoke depurators
- Sand depurators (regeneration and reutilization)
- Water purifiers (total depuration, regeneration, and reutilization)
- Reutilization of heat from the kilns
- Reutilization of production losses
The manufacturing facility is located within 800 km of major markets for LEED projects. In addition, the factory has been built nearby its major extraction sources for raw materials, which are also within a 800 km distance to major LEED building markets.