The manufacturing process makes use of the world’s renowned BRETONSTONE® SYSTEM, which is the patented technology of Breton s.p.a, Italy and Pokarna has the exclusive right to make use of this unique technology in manufacturing quartz surfaces. This unique process makes it possible to work and compact dry mixtures formed by stone aggregates and binding paste into quartz surface of the highest quality. Aesthetic visual of the finished products is created by the synergy of nature, size and colour of the stone materials combining with the coloring, composing and blending of the mixtures. Alternative materials like recycled glass, mirror chips, mirrors, brass and mother of pearl, jasper can be added to make the products more unique and innovative. The quartz products are commercially supplied and distributed across globe under the brand name of QUANTRA, which is the registered trade of Pokarna Engineered Stone Ltd.
The facility is equipped to manufacture quartz surfaces with veined appearance. It is possible to design and manufacture products having special made to measure aesthetic visuals to meet even the most refined demand of Architects and users.
Comprehensive quality control and checking procedures at all stages of the manufacturing process ensure that all end Quantra Quartz products conform to the highest standards of test values and are impeccable. The final compound material which not existent in nature but is the most ideal product for the modern construction industry.
Pokarna’s model facility to manufacture Quantra Quartz Surfaces nestles eco sensitively on 1.7 million sq. ft at strategically located port city of Vishakapatnam, more commonly known as Vizag. This facility is designed not only to optimize production but, more importantly, attuned to the environment.
The latest upgraded version of Bretonstone® System ‘distributor’ section in the facility ensures uniform thickness throughout the slab. The plant also manufactures “veined looking”, “granite looking” and “fiorito” Quartz Surfaces.
The processing line allows production of Quartz Surfaces every two minutes and each Quantra Quartz Surface is subjected to quality tests through a designated Quality Control Station.
In addition to slabs, the facility is well equipped to produce tiles on a line that begins using a Breton JoyCut FB/NC 500 cutting unit and continues with the various chamfering and beveling processes.
Beyond slab and tile manufacturing, this unique facility also has a designated area for cut-to- size production and equipment in this area includes a Breton SpeedyCut FK NC 800 programmable bridge saw, a Breton NC 260 K23 CNC stone working center and a Breton Easy Edge automated edge polisher.
For Pokarna, eco sensitive is not about raw materials alone, it includes practices adopted in manufacturing and conservation processes and in preserving air quality.
Efficient use and conservation of energy is accomplished by using the latest BRETONSTONE® SYSTEM. Using the latest machinery increases productivity with the consumption of less energy. Our dust collection system not only provides a clean air environment but also uses a computer controlled, variable frequency drive system that is programmed to run at the necessary capacity level that conserves a considerable amount of electricity.
We recycle 94 percent of the water used in our processes by making use of Italian-designed settling and filtering techniques.
Upholding Pokarna’s commitment to the environment, we have installed the technology to clean PVA agent from the slab by collecting it in a dust collection bag, thereby, preventing it from flowing along with the water. We have installed turbo ventilation system to lower temperatures in the facility and have a storm water harvesting site for water conservation, which simultaneously enhances the beauty of the landscape.
Pokarna has a fully equipped centre for research, development and innovation for Quartz Surfaces. It is under the control of a highly experienced and qualified team of engineers who are some of the best brains in the industry. Pokarna has also placed its research and development centre at the customer’s disposal for performing physical-chemical testing on the materials.