Green Approach

co2-reduction

CO2 REDUCTION
In the last 10 years Kronos has reduced its CO2 emissions by no less than 17%. New investments for a further reduction are planned, using techniques for reutilizing heat generated during the production process and creating energy by cogeneration.



green-energy

GREEN ENERGY
Kronos uses Green Energy. All electricity used at Kronos plants is obtained from cogeneration and hydroelectric power station.



reciclyng-process

RECYCLING PROCESS: ZERO WASTE
Kronos tiles are produced following a specific process that allows the addition of recycle content to the layer body of the tiles.

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Kronos tiles are produced following a specific process that allows the addition of recycle content to the layer body of the tiles.
This makes possible for Kronos to use pre-and-post consumer waste to create a body layer and thus a high quality tile.
Kronos tiles and slabs consist of 35% recycled material, depending on the product.
The pre-consumer recycling system is 100%.
Post-consumer recycling is under study and some preliminary trials should start shortly..


local-raws

LOCAL RAW MATERIALS
Kronos obtains most of its natural raw materials for tile production in the american territory. All the raw materials come from a radius of 800 Km/ 500 Ml from the production plants.



h2-management

H20 MANAGEMENT AND PURIFICATION
All waste-water is reused through the manufacturing process, this is already 100%.



recycable-packing

RECYCLED/RECYCLABLE PACKING MATERIAL
All our paper packaging materials are made from recycled paper and are further recyclable. Kronos uses “Heat treatment certified pallets” that are disinfected by heat and not by poisonous gas.



life-cycle

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is also known as an “eco-balance” or cradle-to-grave-analysis.

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A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is also known as an “eco-balance” or cradle-to-grave-analysis.
It is the investigation and evaluation of the environmental impact of a given product or service caused or
necessitated by its existence.
Kronos tiles and slabs have a very long life cycle.
Technically, Kronos tiles and slabs may be used for many hundreds of years without losing their looks or
their technical quality. Innovation and design plays a major role at Kronos.
Kronos has developped specific systems to install its Porcelain Pavers without cement, glues, mortar or
setting materials both on floors and walls. It is no longer necessary to grout the joint line between Kronos
Porcelain Pavers, our products can be installed “dry”.
The elimination of setting materials allows significant savings in terms of cost and time of transportation and
installation.
The job sites are immediately available after Kronos Porcelain Pavers are dry installed while the use of
traditional setting materials makes necessary to let the installation cure and dry. Kronos Porcelain Pavers dry
installation also significantly reduces the creation of dusts and pollutants. In fact the users of spaces created
with Kronos Porcelain Pavers will be less prone to allergies and respiratory problems that may be caused by
breathing residual dusts and moisture caused by traditional settings methods