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43rd VITORIA STONE FAIR – MARMOMACC LATIN AMERICA

43rd VITORIA STONE FAIR – MARMOMACC LATIN AMERICA
INTERNATIONAL FAIR FOR MARBLE AND GRANITE, 14-17/ 02 / 2017.

The Brazilian granite is remarkable in varieties and colors, and the granite industry, as part of the total natural stones industry, is like a mirror of the recent development of the country, both economically and socially.

The Brazilian stone industry is equipped with the most recent Italian machinery being comparable with the top competitors involved in this field worldwide.

The geo-diversity of stones and colors, like quartzite, marble, slate, granite and exotic translucent stones, produced in Brazil is another prominent factor. Green granite practically only exists in Brazil.

Vitória Stone Fair – Marmomacc Latin America is the largest fair of dimensional stones of the Americas, national and international experts talked about exporting solutions to the United States, architectural projects and experiences on the use of natural stone in Germany and Europe.

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VITORIA STONE FAIR – THE MAIN EVENT FOR ORNAMENTAL STONES

The Vitória Stone Fair – Marmomacc Latin América is successful in bringing together some of the largest producers of ornamental stones and exotic materials in the world, in annual basis.

The 2016 show offered to its participants business opportunities through activities focused on buyers and architects from around the world. This was a result of presenting the potential available in the ornamental stone sector specifically on applicability of stone.

The main producing and exporting states of Brazilian natural stones are Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Ceara, and Sao Paulo. These states produce 40% of the Brazilian natural stones, and 70% of the blocks.

The Vitória Stone Fair – Marmomacc Latin América is held in Espirito Santo, the largest producer and exporter state of ornamental stones of Brazil, which has an immeasurable geological and protection potential, widely developed through investments in extraction and processing technology.

Brazil is the country with the greatest diversity of t ornamental stones worldwide. All this amazing variety was presented in the last edition of Vitória Stone Fair, 16-19/2/2016, as well as with new materials and machinery.

THE IMPRESSIVE VARIETY OF ORNAMENTAL STONES OF BRAZIL

Pegmatites (“feldspar”) and massive quartzite can be considered as the exclusive Brazilian natural stones that – or in a more realistic way, they are at least only exploited in Brazil.

Taking under consideration the degree of resistance to chemicals and abrasion the pegmatites are very durable stones and the have giant crystals of feldspar in compare with quartz and other minerals. Quartzite has very thin quartz crystals and other accessory minerals.

Besides that Brazil is the top producer of exotic stones, in large quantities, all of them are completely different from traditional granite. The granite beyond the geological factor, receives additional important factors such as climatic and geomorphological ones, which assist in the formation of aesthetic standard.

A characteristic example is the water and the incredible humidity of the tropical and subtropical climates. The yellow granite is a result of the water presence due to of oxidation of dark minerals containing iron and magnesium.

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THE SECTOR

Domestic production of rocks is of 90 million square meters per year, with advanced technology that draws the attention of worldwide industry experts. There are 1,500 extraction fronts, a number considered insignificant compared to national reserves.

The sector represents just over 0.5% of the total Brazilian exports, but its contribution to the country´s trade balance is significant: over USD 1 billion. Espírito Santo is the largest state producer of raw and processed stones, with 70% of the installed national capacity. There is production in all 78 counties, accounting for 8% of the GDP and generating 30,000 direct jobs for skilled labor.

The largest buyer of granite sheets sold by Brazilian companies is the United States, which account for over 80% of businesses, followed by Canada (4%) and Mexico (2.7%). China, however, stands out in purchasing blocks, with a share of almost 55%, followed by Italy (20%) and Taiwan (10%).

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VITORIA STONE FAIR EXHIBITORS

By activities: 62% stones, 28% stone products, machines, equipment.
By origin: 400 (72%) exhibitors are national, 120 (28%) are international.

VITORIA STONE FAIR VISITORS

Origin by continent: 35% from North America, 34% from Europe, 18% from Asia, 11% from South America, 2% rest of the world.

25,000 of the visitors (90%) are national and 2,500 (10%) are international.

VENUE

VITÓRIA STONE FAIR | MARMOMACC LATIN AMERICA 2016
International Fair of Marble and Granite.

Venue: Carapina Events Center – Vitória.
Rodovia do Contorno – BR 101 Norte – Carapina – Serra – Espírito Santo – Brasil

Organizer of the fair, in partnership with VeronaFiere:
MILANEZ & MILANEZE S/A
Telephone: 0055 27 3434 0600, 0055 27 3434 0604
E-mails: milaneze@vitoriastonefair.com.br
info@vitoriastonefair.com.br
Website: www.vitoriastonefair.com.br

SEMINARS WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SPECIALISTS HELD DURING THE VITÓRIA STONE FAIR 2016

During the 41st edition of Vitória Stone Fair, the largest fair of dimensional stones of the Americas, national and international experts talked about exporting solutions to the United States, architectural projects and experiences on the use of natural stone in Germany and Europe.

I. “Innovation in Architecture and Design”. The theme of the seminar was presented by Luiz Eduardo Indio da Costa and Guto Indio da Costa. They presentation was focus on the current projects in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the facilities for the Olympics, as well as the work they have done on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

II. “Sustainable Construction: Building with Natural Stone” was presented by Reiner Krug, CEO of DNV (Deutscher Naturwerkstein-Verband), the German Association of Natural Stone. The seminar was focused on the applicability of the stones in German market and how it could be sustainable saving energy. Additional cases were presented as one of the first commercial buildings in Europe to receive the LEED certification from the US Green Building Council, from United States.

THE WINNERS OF MIA AWARDS 2015, WERE THERE TOO.

Marble Institute of America – MIA, the North American institution in the stone sector was invited by Vitoria Stone Fair 2016, to present its winning projects and trends in the North American market in the use of ornamental stones.

There were presented the projects for the categories “Kitchen of the Year” and “Bathroom of the Year”.
‘Bath of the Year’, by Walker Zanger offices (www.walkerzanger.com), from New Jersey winners for the first category and ‘Kitchen of the Year’ by Tithof Tile & Marble (www.tithoftile.com), from Illinois, winners for the second one.

Mrs. Cecília Milanez , director of Milanez & Milaneze, organizer of the event in partnership with VeronaFiere, stated: “The opportunity to meet with representatives of architectural firms of Zanger and Tithof´s level, makes the schedule of Vitória Stone Fair even more interesting this year.I´m sure that from this exchange good business will result for both parties, Brazil and the United States”.

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATION

The Swedish Sandvik, presented a hydraulic drill for stone drilling, for quartering dimensional stones, as well as provide auxiliary services in the quarry. The DC 120 represents a new way regarding the application of a drill and attending the need for development of the stone sector. With the DC 120 it is possible with only one operator doing twice the work of a pneumatic drill. Sandvik has more than 60 years of experience in Brazil.

Sales Engineer Lucas Lessa Melillo explained why they decided to participate for the first time in Vitória Stone Fair: “What made us participate for the first time in Vitória Stone Fair was the growth of the dimensional stones segment. The main quarries trust in the hydraulic system to increase production, quality and it is more economic“.

THE FORTHCOMING SHOW
43rd VITORIA STONE FAIR – MARMOMACC LATIN AMERICA
INTERNATIONAL FAIR FOR MARBLE AND GRANITE, 14-17/ 02 / 2017.

Data received from:
http://www.vitoriastonefair.com.br
http://www.marmonews.it

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