Quartz stone is a new type of building decoration material developed in recent years. It is made by mixing unsaturated polyester resin and filler in different proportions. It has various colors and has the appearance and texture of natural granite. At the same time, it has the possibility of synthetic materials. Processing performance, has the advantages of high hardness, good wear resistance, non-toxic radiation, etc., and has unparalleled advantages of natural stone in terms of moisture resistance, acid resistance, and splicability.
Artificial quartz stone is mainly used in cabinet countertops, bathroom countertops, bar counters, service counters, washbasins, background walls, shopping mall walls and other fields.
At present, China’s artificial quartz stone industry is still in the development stage, and the industry concentration is low. Except for a few national enterprises, most of them are small and medium-sized enterprises.
With the continuous development of scientific research and the continuous application of new technologies, the technological development trend of the artificial quartz stone industry is mainly reflected in the following aspects:
(1) Continuous improvement of product performance and functions
In recent years, the trend development of artificial quartz stone is inseparable from the advantages of products in basic properties such as physical properties, chemical properties, environmental protection properties, etc. It will be the future development trend to continuously improve the basic properties of artificial quartz stone through continuous research and development.
(2) The appearance of the product is highly simulated
At present, natural stone still has advantages in the decorative and artistic appearance, and occupies a relatively high market share in the field of high-end interior decoration. Texture) artificial quartz stone products have become the main industry development direction.
(3) Automation and intelligence of product production
At present, the production of artificial quartz stone in China can be automated in the steps of batching, mixing, cutting, grinding and polishing. Due to the variety of artificial quartz stone and the high complexity of some colors, manual operation is still the main process in the fabricating process. . In the current mainstream production process, the cloth link is not only the decisive link to determine the quality of the product, but also one of the main bottlenecks limiting the improvement of productivity. The realization of automatic production of fabrics through technology research and development is of great significance in reducing labor costs, improving production efficiency, shortening delivery cycles, and reducing inventory of finished products.
At present, the global market demand for quartz stone products is growing at a rapid rate of 20%-30% per year. Driven by the strong demand, there has been a wave of new production lines in recent years. There are currently more than 500 quartz stone production enterprises in China, with more than 1,000 production lines and an annual output of 120 million square meters of quartz stone slabs. However, there is still a big gap between the degree of automation and production efficiency and the advanced level of foreign countries. On June 28, 2022, China Powder Network will hold the “Second National Conference on Supply and Demand of Quartz Sand for Plates” in Foshan, Guangdong. Guangdong Zhongqi New Materials Co., Ltd. is the first artificial quartz stone enterprise listed on the A-share main board in China. Li Yong, deputy general manager and chief engineer of Zhongqi New Materials, will bring a presentation entitled “Quartz Stone Raw Materials, Finished Products Processing, Application and Industry Outlook” report. At that time, the report will introduce in detail the raw materials of quartz stone production, the processing of quartz stone products, the application of quartz stone and the future prospects of the industry.