Innovation and sustainability are Arpa Industriale’s drivers in the creation of valuable and durable materials for interior design. The road to the development of Bloom technology began in 2012, when the Research and Development department started to focus its research on lignin in an effort to increase the use of sustainable raw materials. In partnership with universities and research institutes, we developed a proprietary lignin-based resin.
Sustainability is about acting. True to this vision, Arpa Industriale has developed Bloom, a new core technology for FENIX NTM®. With Bloom, lignin technology has been introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%.
Lignin is a natural polymer that gives wood its rigidity and strength to resist external forces. After cellulose, it is the second most abundant natural polymer in the world. It is a renewable raw material. It is also a by-product of the pulp making process, which makes it already available in large quantities. Normally used by the pulp industry to produce energy, its use in thermosetting resins is innovative.
FENIX NTM is an innovative material created launched in 2013. It is suitable for both vertical and horizontal use. The external surface involves the use of multilayer coating and it is characterized by next generation acrylic resins, hardened and fixed with Electron Beam curing process. Its surface is extremely matt, with low light reflectivity, features a very pleasant soft touch and is anti-fingerprint. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible.
FENIX NTM Bloom is even more innovative, thanks to more natural raw materials for which four new colours have been specifically developed.