Nature by Compac Quartz finally revealed

Well the big kept secret that not even the personnel at the factory had noticed, and that they’ve been working hard in the last few months to complete and improve for the market debute was the Nature Series.
I try to avoid publicity stunts although this one was really something I enjoyed, as it has some interesting technical work behind it. First the colors which have been chosen for the launch of this new series have natural marble names and are basically imitating the finest marble colors.
Perlino, Negro Portoro, Pierre Bleue, Bianco Carrara, Botticino, Noce, Imperial
So the nature series is said officially to be made with Bio-Resin, being a nature friendly product which associates natural colors of natural stone with the best that engineered stone has to offer, and with an environmental background.
Technically they say that this new product is more resistant to heat, impact, food natural acids, UV rays, to cut, to erosion, less contraction and less porous. Sounds like a super product which little information is given so far about it, the sales rep part sounds like a Engineered Quartz 2.0 product, however I will continue to gather information to confirm the little public information that at the moment the market has been given.
And to top off this cake with a cherry, they are offering in some markets a coffee machine with your kitchen top, actually marketing is getting a bit out of hand in this engineered stone business.
Anyhow back to what is important, I did get a chance to check this material out, the polish looked fine, the fine grain, surely will need more resin than the other Compac Quartz products, unfortunately no technical data available to confirm this. And the type of Bio-Resin is also something I’m going to be looking into. Actually I’ve already started to investigate how bio it really is?
I really am waiting to see how fabricators are going to deal with this product, if it is more durable than the other series, they’ll surely have more problems with this one. I await feed-back from my reader on this one, on my end I will continue to investigate.
I know that they’ve have been working very hard and with great secrecy on this nature project, sincerely I was expecting something more …. They speak of quartz, I have serious doubts that the fine grain materials really have high percentages of quartz … I will wait for the official technical information, the website has most of the commercial information, surely the next few weeks will help me fill in the blanks.


Eco by Cosentino Reviews

Many of my readers are currently looking for Eco by Cosentino Reviews ... I had a chance last Friday to review on location at a local fair their product, and I even had a chance to speak with the Lisbon office official for Eco by Cosentino. Anyway, looking at a distance the product looks ok, the problem is when we get into certain details, the sales representative gave me the sales rep speech, which personally I don't like.
First he said that was Silestone, I told him that it was a Cosentino product called ECO, he corrected himself and said it was a new green Eco product by Cosentino, made up with recycled glass, porcelain and other recycled products, and is bonded together with bio-resin. I had to correct him on a few things, namely that they don’t use 100% bio-resin, so technically he should not be giving that information in that way, but he is a salesman ....
Another big fat lie this guy told me is that they use 95-97% pure quartz on all their products, I told him that was non-sense, and that most of their products had different formulations and it was closer to 10% resin than any other number, I just regret not getting his name card, he surely needs some Silestone education about the products he is selling.
The fair was a relatively small fair dedicated in part to stone and construction materials, Silestone or better Cosentino was represented indirectly by a kitchen manufacturer, but their sales personnel were giving support to the kitchen cabinet manufacturer and promoting the Eco and Silestone brand.
I spent a while checking the Eco by Cosentino product which was actually very nice at a distance. After checking their on-line catalogue the color which I saw at the exhibition was from the Revived Series namely the Riverbed color. 
I found out that they use much more resin than the usually use for normal Silestone products which, doesn't make much sense, but the salesman did say that they don't user fillers on these products which may justify the use of more resin. He also confirmed that the ECO by Cosentino product is also made with the same machinery as the Silestone brand material which should give it some quality.
However, I noticed a very bad superficial finish, with tiny scratches on the glass, and pinholes which I noticed have been filled with some kind of product. If you pass your hand on a normal Silestone surface and after just run it  through the Eco by Cosentino product you will quickly understand what I am trying to explain.
I figure they have tons of problems polishing let alone making the ECO by Cosentino product.
Quality wise, the normal engineered quartz Silestone brand in my opinion is a better and more durable product than the ECO by Cosentino, and my review is not a good one for that product as I have viewed it from a technical angle, it looks good on the outside, but when you look up close you'll find problems which need urgent attention by the manufacturer.