Quartz Countertops
Common Product
MasterFormat 06 61 13 Simulated Stone Fabrications; 12 36 00 Countertops; 12 36 61.19 Quartz Agglomerate Countertops

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2021.

Quartz countertops, also referred to as engineered stone, mix a high percentage of filler with a small amount of resin to achieve a countertop that mimics natural quarried stone with lower cost and maintenance. The primary manufacturing process,...

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Quartz countertops, also referred to as engineered stone, mix a high percentage of filler with a small amount of resin to achieve a countertop that mimics natural quarried stone with lower cost and maintenance. The primary manufacturing process, known in the industry as Bretonstone, uses high heat and vibrocompression to create a uniform slab. The slabs can be cut to size for use primarily as countertops, but also for flooring or other interior applications. Though quartz is most common, various fillers may be used including quartz-containing rocks and minerals, granite, glass, seashells and other natural stones. Quarried products may have variable composition depending on the source location. Recycled content, particularly recycled glass or mirrors, may also be used as fillers. The resin is most often a polyester resin. Various pigments are used to create a range of aesthetics. Those used to create white, black, and red colors are commonly listed and therefore included here, though many pigments may be used and each carries its own associated health hazards.

A historical version of this CP is available here: https://pharosproject.net/material/show/2213687

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Quartz
14808-60-7
88.64% Filler Subscribe to view
Fatty acids, castor-oil, caustic-oxidized, distn. residues, esters with 1,3-butanediol
113669-95-7
7.13% Polymer Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
1.18% Pigment Subscribe to view
Ferric oxide
1309-37-1
1.02% Pigment Subscribe to view
Ferrosoferric oxide
1317-61-9
1.02% Pigment Subscribe to view
Styrene
100-42-5
1.00% Residual monomer Subscribe to view
Cobalt bis(2-ethylhexanoate)
136-52-7
0.02% Catalyst Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Quartz
14808-60-7
88.64% 88.64% Filler Subscribe to view
Fatty acids, castor-oil, caustic-oxidized, distn. residues, esters with 1,3-butanediol
113669-95-7
7.13% 7.13% Polymer Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
1.18% 1.18% Pigment Subscribe to view
Ferric oxide
1309-37-1
1.02% 1.02% Pigment Subscribe to view
Ferrosoferric oxide
1317-61-9
1.02% 1.02% Pigment Subscribe to view
Styrene
100-42-5
1.00% 1.00% Residual monomer Subscribe to view
Cobalt bis(2-ethylhexanoate)
136-52-7
0.02% 0.02% Catalyst Subscribe to view

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Known or Potential Residuals
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CASRN NAME GS SCORE TYPE FREQUENCY % WT CHEM % WT PRODUCT SOURCE
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HBN Resources (2)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Healthy Environments: Understanding Antimicrobial Ingredients In Building Materials
Tool Countertop Materials Hazard Spectrum
Sources
Sources for Common Product Data
Source Uploaded Document Linked Document
Breton_Guide
Caesarstone_HPD
Caesarstone_SDS
Cambria_Declare
Cambria_HPD
Cambria_SDS
Cambria_TDS
Cambria_UL
CompacQuartz_HPD
CorianQuartz_HPD
CorianQuartz_TDS
DaltileQuartz_SDS_2010
DaltileQuartz_SDS_2020
Dow6030_SDS
HanStoneQuartz_HPD
HanStoneQuartz_SDS
LotteRadianz_HPD
LotteRadianz_TDS
MSIQuartz_SDS
OkiteQuartz_HPD
OkiteQuartz_TDS
PentalQuartz_Declare
PentalQuartz_HPD
QuantumQuartz_SDS
Silestone_Declare
Silestone_HPD
SlocumPatent_1994
SMQuartz_SDS
TechniStoneQuartz_Declare
TechniStoneQuartz_HPD
TechniStoneQuartz_TDS
Toncelli Patent_1968
Toncelli Patent_2016
Viatera_EPD
Viatera_HPD
Viatera_SDS
WilkinsonBurchfield Patent_2002
WilsonartQuartz_HPD
WilsonartQuartz_SDS
WilsonartQuartz_TDS