Düsseldorf Convention Centre
Hall 10 – Booth G60
The participation of Refin at Euroshop 2020, the largest trade fair dedicated to retail, scheduled on 16-20 February in Düsseldorf, is a further confirmation of the importance that Refin gives to the retail and shopfitting industry. For Refin this fair represents the opportunity to exhibit a selection of recent stoneware collections. In particular: Creos, Foil, Plain, Pietra di Cembra, Risseu and Vetri products lines.
Refin is part of the Gruppo Concorde which is a leading group in the world ceramic industry. Refin is a strategic partner of many Italian and international brand which appreciate the versatility of the offer and the possibility to customise products for new concepts of boutique, flagship store and franchising shops.
Over the years, well-known brands have chosen Refin’s stoneware to decorate some of their shops and other spaces. Hackett, Max Mara Group (Max & Co, Persona and Marella), Eataly, Espressamente Illy, Liu Jo, Twin Set, Athlets World, Poliform, Varenna, Primadonna, Bluespirit and Stroili Oro are just some of Refin’s ambassadors which appreciate the sophisticate taste of Refin porcelain stoneware tiles to valorize their commercial buildings.
Why did these prestigious brands choose Refin?
The presence of Refin at Euroshop 2020 is also decided by the qualities of its porcelain stoneware, which combines two key aspects for every retail and hospitality project: technical performance and aesthetic care. Refin’s porcelain stoneware has outstanding qualities in terms of resistance to stress; it is hard-wearing, and it is frost and water-resistant supporting extreme weather conditions. Designed to last long, Refin’s tiles do not suffer of deformations, color – structure and design decays.
In addition to frost proof, slip-resistant, Refin’s stoneware ensures hygiene and it is easy to clean and maintain. Refin stoneware has hypoallergenic and anti-mite properties, making it the perfect choice even in rooms with pets. Refin tiles do not absorb stains smells or even humidity and becomes a precious ally to improve air quality and comfort in any environment.
Refin stoneware is safe. As a matter of facts, porcelain stoneware does not contain toxic substances (phthalates, formaldehyde, solvents, softeners or other chemical additives). It does not emit VOCs – volatile organic compounds, neither during the production process or after it, not even when exposed directly to solar radiations or very high temperatures. It is a non- flammable material which does not release fumes in the event of a fire.
Porcelain stoneware stands out for its easy to make installation, even for tiles of 20 mm of thickness (tile OUT 2.0) which can perfectly enhance the outdoor environments. Refin’s OUT2.0 solutions combine performance, beauty and durability in the outdoor area, maintaining their technical qualities over time.
Innovation and fine taste of Refin
R&D investments are another distinctive key point of Refin, which has always been at the forefront in terms of innovation. Vetri collection demonstrates how important is research and development for the company. The collection combines, in a unique product, the technical qualities of stoneware and the emotional power of glass.
Refin proposal is performing on a technical level and surprises also for the design. Furthermore, there is a great possibility to customize each project with several variations of finishes, colors and formats (from 15x15cm up to large slabs 120x278cm), but above all for the possibility of creating customized productions on customer requests.
Each collection has a modern and trend design, thus responding to the needs of contemporary architecture needs. The Refin collections feature material inspirations: from the metal effect of Foil to the concrete effect of Plain, passing through the glass effect of Vetri, resin in the Creos collection and stone in the Risseu and Pietra di Cembra collections. All these collections can be seen at Euroshop 2020.
Eco-sustainability, ethics, and Made in Italy
Within the international setting of Euroshop 2020, Refin porcelain stoneware interprets the value of Made in Italy. The production of Refin is entirely made in Italy, in compliance with the strictest environmental protection standards for workers’ health. Refin collections fully express the creativity and quality of Italian design: quality controls are arranged at every stage of the production process to guarantee high quality standards.
Refin cares about eco-sustainability. In facts, the stoneware is made of a mix of natural raw materials easily available. Refin, in particular, recycles the water used in the entire production cycle, recovers the dispersed heat and also fully recycles the raw production waste. The packaging is also made of 100% recycled material.
Refin boasts the most prestigious international environmental certifications: PEF (Product Environmental Footprint), EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), HPD (Health Product Declaration) and certification of LEED compliant products.
Green and ethical philosophy. Refin respects the ethical principles of health and safety in the workplace, as revealed by the BS OHSAS 18001 certification, which certifies the Management System for Health and Safety at Work.