In 1962, Eva Bosi and Giorgio Rinaldi in Caorso, near Piacenza, started production of raw and melamine-faced chipboard panels for furniture and interior design. Saib was born, which in 1994 converted production according to the canons of sustainability, introducing the Rewood process that uses end-of-life wood to make RPB (Regenerated Particle Board) eco-panels based on an industrial system that bases its principles on those of the circular economy.
Innovation and research
Today, the company regenerates around 600,000 tonnes per year of wood from separate waste collection and continuously invests in innovation and product research to create high-performance surfaces. The plant includes two continuous raw panel production lines, plus four latest-generation melamine faced lines for a total production of 2,300 cubic metres of panels per day. A state-of-the-art drying plant enables emissions to be reduced, confirming the company's commitment to environmental protection.
Mathera: expressive strength and durability
The new-generation Mathera surface was born from the collaboration between Saib and Diego Grandi in the name of design and sustainability to create beautiful, high-performance furniture and interior elements. Among the finishes with a strong personality, Selce evokes the charm of slate. The project is inspired by the world of stone materials: a thin layer of wood, stone and quartz powders, from processing waste, amalgamated with resinous binders, proposes an interpretation of natural materials, associated with a Saib - RPB panel resulting from the recovery and regeneration of end-of-life wood. Thanks to Diego Grandi's aesthetic research and the company's technological solution, Mathera communicates great expressive power and offers high resistance to impact, scratching and rubbing.
Texture and colour
Vibrant textures and colour nuances make it an innovative and versatile element, suitable for the realisation of products such as kitchen tops, tables, bookcases and complete custom-made fittings, both in the residential and contract sectors. Each finish in the collection - Areia, Selce and Gipso - is characterised by a strong tactile and chromatic identity. Selce, in particular, explores the world of split stone, through a combination of materiality and colour. Proposed in three different shades of grey, it evokes the slight ripples of slate, due to the quarrying process.