Austaron Surfaces is a supplier of premium-quality building materials that are 100% free from silica. With growing awareness among specifiers and end-users in the building industry about the harmfulness of products containing silica, sourcing silica-free products that are safe for those involved in manufacturing, installation, demolition, and disposal has become a top priority.
Engineered stone surfaces are made up of high quantities of crystalline silica. When these materials are worked on, for example, by sanding, cutting, or drilling, respirable crystalline silica is released as a very fine dust. Inhalation of which is hazardous and well-documented to cause silicosis and numerous respiratory disorders. Long-term inhalation of silica dust can lead to a lung disease that can be fatal.
Staron Solid Surface, one of Austaron Surfaces' offerings, is well-recognised for its silica-free composition and has been specified globally since 1992. Manufactured from refined bauxite, impurities are removed to deliver a mineral that is free of silica. It is then blended with premium acrylic resin to deliver a high-quality solid surface that is not only beautiful and functional but also safe.
In addition to its silica-free composition and high-quality performance, Staron Solid Surface offers unparalleled design flexibility. It is durable, non-porous, and hygienic, making it an ideal surface for healthcare, aged care, hospitality, retail, education, and residential environments. It is also one of the only brands to achieve a Group 1S fire rating to C/VM2, meeting the highest standards for interior wall cladding requirements. With almost 100 colours on offer, there is an option for every project.