A new technology for the core of the Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM® materials is presented for the very first time. The HPL collection in enriched with the “Kér” finish, winner of the Interzum Award, and exclusive decors. FENIX NTM expands its colour range while FENIX NTA® wins two prestigious awards. “Integrated solutions” confirm the value of FENIX® as an “ingredient brand” for interior design.

Cologne, May 2019 – Arpa Industriale welcomes visitors to one of the key events of the year, the Interzum fair (Cologne 21-24 May, Hall 6.1, stand C018-D019) with an interactive exhibition space that combines design, innovation and sustainability. Designed by LEM Agenzia Architettura and inspired by a “style centre”, the stand invites attendees to touch and experience the materials from both an aesthetic and a technical point of view.  

Bloom: core innovation for interior design and sustainability

“Bloom” is the new lignin-based technology created by the company’s R&D department to increase the use of natural raw materials in the core of Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM. With Bloom, lignin technology has been introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%. It is available for a selection of twenty-eight HPL plain colours in three finishes (Erre, Lucida and Kér), as well as for four new colours of FENIX NTM: Giallo Kashmir, Verde Brac, Rosso Askja, Azzurro Naxos.

HPL: exclusive wood decors and a new finish 

The new HPL “Kér” finish is a matt texture that strikes a harmonious balance between surface strength and sensual materiality. Created in combination with a series of specially-designed décors, Kér has been awarded the “High Product Quality” Interzum Award 2019.

ArpaLab, Arpa Industriale’s laboratory of ideas, continues to explore new aesthetic suggestions for interiors, offering the wood decor “Noce Carya” in both Dark and Light versions. A pattern that highlights the natural grain of black walnut.

FENIX: continuous innovation and integrated solutions

Bianco Dover is the latest addition to the colour range of FENIX NTM, giving clients the option to choose between four different shades of white. The palette of FENIX, the innovative materials from Arpa Industriale, now consists of 27 timeless colours. These are material surfaces which are not only beautiful to look at, but they are also high-tech materials. They are made unique by their characteristics: extremely matt, features a very pleasant soft touch and is anti-fingerprint. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. Thanks to its innovative blend of beauty and technology, the FENIX NTA metal surface has won two important awards: the “High Product Quality” Interzum Award 2019 and the “Product Design” Red Dot Award 2019. 

A new concept consolidates the role of FENIX as an “ingredient brand” aimed at offering aesthetic solutions and simplifications that round off its interior design offering. This is “FENIX Integrated Solutions. Kitchen Sinks,” a range of kitchen sinks designed to be integrated with worktops made of FENIX NTM. Products made from acrylic resin with an extremely matt finish, allowing for perfect integration between the FENIX NTM worktop and the sink in kitchen designs. Two models and fourteen
FENIX NTM colours are available in the catalogue.

Innovation, sustainability, advanced technology and durability combined with “Made in Italy” design and style have always been the values of Arpa Industriale which, once again at this edition of Interzum, are expressed through the new products being presented. Testament to the company’s ability to foresee and plan cutting-edge aesthetic and technical solutions, thanks to its constant investment in research and development, which represents 4% of its turnover. 

Arpa Industriale 

Since 1954, Arpa has been designing and manufacturing high-quality panels with HPL technology for a vast array of intended uses, including architecture, interior design, healthcare, shipyards, transportation, hospitality, retail, and kitchen industries. A wide range of extremely diversified products, both in terms of structure and aesthetics. Arpa high-pressure decorative laminates are made in the 150,000 sq.m plant in Bra, Piedmont, and are the expression of the vivid and original Italian creativity. Over 65 years of investments in research, advanced technology, and personnel training have allowed Arpa to win over international markets and gain its consolidated reputation as a highly reliable player in the industry that stands out for the expertise of its personnel, excellence and variety of its offering, flexibility, and rapid service. Arpa is well aware of its social responsibility towards its stakeholders, but also society and the environment. This is why, in 2008, it adopted a Code of Ethics that regulates its shared practices and focuses on values, such as integrity, transparency, and sustainability. In 2013, Arpa obtained the FSC® chain of custody certification. In 2015, it added the OHSAS 18001 certification, complying with the international standard for occupational health and safety management. Arpa Industriale won “Best of the Best” Interzum Award 2011 for “Naturalia” HPL, “High Product Quality” Interzum Award 2017 for “Losa” finish and “High Product Quality” Interzum Award 2019 for “Kér” finish.

FENIX

FENIX are the innovative materials created for interior design by Arpa Industriale. Launched in 2013 with FENIX NTM, they are suitable for both vertical and horizontal applications (kitchens, bathrooms, design furniture, retail, offices, and contract). Applying proprietary technologies, FENIX materials were developed by an international multidisciplinary team of 15 researchers. The external surface of FENIX involves the use of nanotechnology and it is characterised by the use of next generation acrylic resins, hardened and fixed through an Electronic Beam Curing process. With low light reflectivity, FENIX surface is extremely opaque, anti-fingerprint and features a very pleasant soft touch. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. In May 2017, Arpa Industriale enriched the FENIX brand with a new material: FENIX NTA, an empowered metal surface with FENIX features. A new FENIX factory opened in 2018 within the Arpa Industriale’s plant site following an Industry 4.0 approach. FENIX is distributed in over 70 countries and has obtained numerous awards and recognitions, including: MaterialPREIS 2014, “Best Design Material” Dwell On Design 2014, ADI Design Index 2014, “Best of the Best” Interzum Award 2015, “New Product Award” Archidex 2015, 2016 ADI Compasso d’Oro Award Honourable Mention, “Best of Best” Iconic Awards 2016, Red Dot Product Design 2019, and “High Product Quality” Interzum Award 2019.

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