Export of Italian Marble to Dubai: low cost, high quality

Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone, composed mostly of calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3). It is extensively used for sculpture, as a building material in interior and exterior design and in many other applications. The word “marble” is colloquially used to refer to many other stones that are capable of taking a high polish.

Marbles & Stones
Marbles & Stones

List of same type of marbles and stones

×           Arabescato

×           Arabescato Cervaiole

×           Arabescato Fanello

×           Bardiglio Imperiale

×           Bardiglio Nuvolato

×           Botticino

×           Breccia Oniciata

×           Calacatta Classico

×           Calacatta “C”

×           Cremo

×           Delicato

×           Daino

×           Emperador Dark

×           Emperador Light

×           Noire

×           Port Laurent

×           Paonazzo

×           Perlato

×           Svevo

×           Quartz Baroque

×           Quartz Classic

×           Quartz Contempo

×           Red Verona

×           Statuarietto

×           Statuario Classico

×           Statuario Extrà

×           Travertino

×           Travertino Classico

×           Travertino Navona

×           Venatino Pencilvein

×           White Brouille

×           White Carrara C

×           White Carrara C/D

×           White Carrara Commerciale

×           White Gioia Moschettato

×           White Gioia Venato

×           White Venatino

Compound Stone Plants

The process of bringing marble slabs and tiles to your home is to locate a mountain which has rock in it that meets certain criteria for color and density, bring in cutting drilling and carting equipment.
Remove large blocks form the mountain and send to a fabricator to have sliced into thin slabs, finish the surface (Polish, Hone, Chisel or another method) then cut into the finished size, box and ship.

Production and Processing of Marble
Production and Processing of Marble

In the market of compound stone manufacturing plants, technological know-how is one of the most important feature: the technologies applied are the result of years of research and development.

Every year, in various production sites throughout the world millions of square meters of compound stone are produced: but used materials is not always the same. Only the choice of the best materials and stones, assures high-quality, technologically advanced and decorative products for the building and furnishing industry.

The range of machines used must covers all the various production requirements from block sawing to producing various types of finished products. High-speed machining centres should satisfy the needs of die manufacturers in all fields, as well as the car, aeronautic and aerospace industries.

After the optimisation in the acquisition phase of the stone products and the development of an efficient stone processing, the factory has to face even a more difficult task: to create a suitable chain of distribution and sales in Italy or world-wide, according to their customers needs. Collaborators, engaged every day in the sale of stone products, from the United Stated to Asia, from Australia to Africa, in South America as well as in the near Europe, through an efficient and detailed marketing action, have to succeeded to advertise their professional skills all around the world.

Considering that the current consumption of compound stone worldwide can be described as outstanding, it still only accounts for a small percentage, around 0.5%,of cladding materials utilised around the world, however it is more than evident the enormous growth potential compound stone will have in the near future.

This fact is also confirmed by 2007 ISTAT data analysed by the Studies and Research Office of Verona Chamber of Commerce. Italian marble takes a close look at Russia and the United Arab Emirates, fast-growing markets for Italian exports.

Overall, in 2007, Italy exported processed material and semi-finished stone goods worth 1 billion 616 million 236 thousand euro, while imports settled at 135 million 667 thousand. In 2007, imports of unfinished material (blocks) came to 442 million 127 thousand euro; exports of 246 million 339 thousand euro against.

While traditional reference markets, such as the United States and Germany that take about 42% of Italian exports of processed materials and semi-finished goods saw a drop in values in 2007 compared to 2006 – overall 676 million euro in 2007 compared to 765 millions in 2006 (-12.3%) – last year nevertheless saw Italian exports grow towards Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Exports to Russia were worth 47 million 379 thousand euro against 34 million 700 thousand euro in 2006 (+36.5%); exports to the United Arab Emirates came to 60 million 641 thousand euro against 52 million 677 thousand euro (+15.1%) in 2006.

Curiosity: marble at Burj Al Arab

Over 30 different types of marble were used throughout the Hotel, covering a total of nearly 24,000 square metres, with 10,000 square metres of marble flooring in suites and lift lobbies, and 13,000 square metres in the public areas.

The marble used in the walls and flooring is Statuario marble, the same stone used by Michelangelo to create his sculpture masterpieces.

Italian Marbles are used also at Burj Al Arab
Italian Marbles are used also at Burj Al Arab

Do you want more information about Italian Marble & Machines and how to import in your country? Please contact nico.decorato@exitorgroup.com

2 thoughts on “Export of Italian Marble to Dubai: low cost, high quality

  • 14 Luglio 2009 at 23:38

    i would like to market Neoparie in Middle East, as this is good substitute of Marble and can be used in premium developments happening all over the region. What do you think about?

  • 14 Luglio 2009 at 23:41

    from: http://www.tgpamerica.com/surfacing/neoparies/

    Crystallized Glass Ceramic Panels

    Neopariés® is a unique glass building material, made by a highly sophisticated and specialized technique of crystallizing glass. The many performance attributes of Neopariés make it an ideal alternative to stone for interior and exterior walls, as well as interior floors, counters and table tops.

    With a marble-like appearance, Neopariés is available in large flat or curved panels. As it is dramatically stronger than marble or granite it may be used in thinner and lighter configurations. Unlike natural stone or granite, Neopariés is nearly graffiti proof – greatly reducing maintenance problems and costs. The extremely smooth surface yields zero water absorption and nearly eliminates damage that can be caused by by acids or alkalis. Neopariés is characterized by an extremely high sheen. This reflectivity of light frequently allows the reduction of artificial lighting, thus saving energy costs.

    from: http://www.neg.co.jp/arch/neoparies.html

    A Triumph of Modern Glass Technology

    * Weight/Strength
    NEOPARIES is lighter and stronger than granite and more resistant to scratching and abrasion than marble. They are not subject to the fissure and fracture patterns that commonly result from the quarrying of stone. With a greater bending strength, they can fabricated into thinner panels than natural stone.

    * Easily Formed into Curved Panels
    NEOPARIES can be re-formed into a wide range of convex and concave radii panels, resulting in greater design flexibility at lower cost than hewn stone.

    * Impermeability/Minimum Maintenance
    NEOPARIES is virtually impermeable and are not subject to freeze-thaw damage, penetration by rust, mortar or other staining substances. Moisture absorption, as a design consideration, has been eliminated. With NEOPARIES, contaminants are easily removed during regular building maintenance. Even graffiti can be cleaned without difficulties.

    * Low Thermal Expansion
    With an extremely low coefficient of expansion, NEOPARIES is not subject to thermal cracking that can affect other cladding materials.

    * Weather Resistance
    NEOPARIES is significantly more resistant to acids, alkalis, oils and other chemical substances than either marble or granite. Unlike stone, their surface and physical properties are not degraded even after years of exposure to environmental pollutants, including acid rain.

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